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2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara Model Comparison

Base Sport Utility

General Pricing

Resale Value $19,899.00 $27,620.00 $13,299.00
Destination $795.00 $795.00 $735.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 2.4L I4 4.0L V6 2.0L I4
Horsepower 166 @ 6000 RPM 261 @ 5600 RPM 143 @ 5800 RPM
Torque 162 @ 4000 RPM 281 @ 4000 RPM 136 @ 3500 RPM
Valves 4 4 4
Displacement (cc) 2393 3954 1995
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.6 X 3.5 3.8 X 3.6 3.3 X 3.5
Compression Ratio 10:1 9.7:1 10.5:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 19 15 22
Highway (mpg) 25 19 30

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3478.9 4517.3 2667.6
Wheelbase (in.) 103.9 139.9 98.4
Length (in.) 177.1 220.1 177.6
Width (in.) 71.3 72.8 68.1
Height (in.) 66.7 70.1 60.8
Track Front (in.) 60.6 61.8 59.1
Track Rear (in.) 61.4 61.8 58.9
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A 10.1 N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 5 5 5
Front Headroom (in.) 40.0 40.0 39.6
Rear Headroom (in.) 38.2 38.7 37.6
Front Legroom (in.) 41.3 42.4 41.4
Rear Legroom (in.) 37.2 33.6 35.8
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 56.3 58.3 53.3
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) 54.9 58.3 52.8
Front Hip Room (in.) 55.5 55.6 51.0
Rear Hip Room (in.) 44.0 58.0 42.6

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) N/A N/A 88.5

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut wishbone strut
Rear Suspension multi-link beam torsion
Tires 225/70R16 265/65R17 195/65R15

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive rear wheel drive 4x4 wheel drive front wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A Std. N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System Std. N/A N/A

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM N/A
Cassette Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Player Yes Yes N/A
CD Changer N/A N/A N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control N/A Std. N/A
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column N/A N/A N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. N/A

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat N/A N/A N/A

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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