The 2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara is available with two engine choices. During our testing on city and mountain roads, and freeways, we came in at 20. Standalone options included Bluetooth and a backup camera when the Grand Vitara was new. Towing and being towed are strong points for the Grand Vitara. The credit union is not responsible for the content of the alternate websites and does not represent either the third party or the member if the two enter into a transaction. Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Send Mike an Hide full review.
Sorted by four-cylinder gas mileage. Safety The Grand Vitara received the highest-possible overall score, Good, in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety frontal-offset crash testing. Find the Best Car for You Search for a Car Already know what you are looking for? The recall began on May 23, 2014. Opt for the six-cylinder and the Grand Vitara starts to come alive, at the expense of slightly worse fuel economy. That impression is exacerbated when you compare it with a recently redesigned model, like the Equinox; the difference is like night and day. The top-of-the-line Limited trim brings leather upholstery and steering-wheel trim, heated front seats, woodgrain trim, power sunroof, 17-inch alloy wheels, garage-door opener and heated mirrors.
Maximum cargo volume totals 70. The compact exterior footprint contains a roomy, comfortable and versatile cabin to take people and cargo on daily trips or extraordinary voyages. That engine is mated to a five-speed automatic, a slightly primitive gearbox that occasionally hunted for the right gear. Suzuki is recalling certain 2009-2013 Grand Vitara vehicles equipped with a manual transmission. Grand Vitara wraps on-road refinement and off-road capability in an attractive package. The unit looks very similar to my Nuvi 760.
Certain road surfaces, like concrete highways, can make the Grand Vitara start jittering around a little, but for the most part the ride stays composed. The ride is stiff and choppy, and handling lacks agility. Despite its everyday clumsiness, emergency handling is very secure. Housed in a pop-up holster on topside, center dash, it's a fairly intuitive unit, and a handy feature, to be sure. In a week behind the wheel of mixed driving weighted heavier on the highway side , I averaged 18. Model overview: The 2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara is available with two engine choices. You access the cargo bay via side-swinging door, hinged unfortunately, on the right-hand side.
Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. For 2010, Suzuki added a removable navigation system as standard equipment on the Grand Vitara, which impressed critics. Limited models feature single-stage heated leather seats and additional navigation features. A moonroof is available on the Xsport and Luxury editions. Driving the 2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara feels like going back in time. However, the seat cushion is relatively high off the floor, which helps with thigh support.
Also available is a 3. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. Towing capacity is 3,000 pounds with the V6 engine. Among them is the addition of standard navigation. To see a side-by-side comparison of the 2009 and 2010 Grand Vitara,. Power and Associates® is a registered trademark of J. A five-speed transmission is almost difficult to find in this era of six gears and beyond.
V-6 Performance, Off-Road Features I tested a top-of-the-line four-wheel-drive Limited trim level with the optional 2. The Grand Vitara's rear door is side-hinged. The standard feature list on all models includes a Garmin navigation system. The 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara we recently had in for a test spin is one of the few capable… Despite holding only a small portion of the U. Styling The Grand Vitara has been around in its current form since the 2006 model year, and its exterior design has aged quite well. Standard safety features include antilock brakes, side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags for both rows of seats, and an electronic stability system. The Nuvi 765T rests in a Garmin dock, and can be easily removed, although we found the hatch subtle enough that it wouldn't readily attract thieves.
They liked the interior material quality as well as the comfortable seating in all positions. The stereo has features that were current 10 years ago, and the automatic transmission only has five gears. This frees the driver up to concentrate on steering. Some recreational vehicle owners like to tow a vehicle behind them. Descent control is also available at the push of a button. This site includes content from and links to alternate websites not operated by the credit union.
Tow rating for the Grand Vitara is 3,000 pounds, sufficient for a pair of snow machines, dirt bikes or a small pop-up trailer. The difference is in its added low-range gearing. Short overhangs and good ground clearance help in tight off-road situations. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. Speaking of saving graces, the Grand Vitara, at least in Limited trim, offers a few. The front end and the bumper integrate energy-absorbing materials to help reduce the possibility of serious leg injuries if a pedestrian is struck.