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Suzuki Grand Vitara Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 155 hp @ 6500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara

  • A mini SUV increasingly outdistanced by the competition.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Standard V6, distinctive looks, low-range transfer case on 4x4 models.

  • Cons

    Harsh suspension, unimpressive brakes, lack of cargo space.

  • What's New for 2000

    The 2000 Limited Edition Grand Vitara comes with leather seats, privacy glass, foglamps, a hard spare tire cover, an armrest, gold emblems and a special black-and-white paint scheme. The spare tire cover on regular Grand Vitaras features a new design. The '99 model's base trim levels JS and JS+ have been renamed JLS and JLS+. A CD changer is standard equipment on JLS+ and JLX+ models.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (34 total reviews)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Still going strong

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Vehicle: 1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Four years later from my 09 review. Vitara still reliable and going strong. I now have 68,000 miles. Exhaust system is showing extreme wear and will probably have to be replaced soon. Also same for clutch. Other than that car is fine shape. Hope to have it to 90,000.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

God thank you!

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Vehicle: 1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara

This is one of the best trucks on the world. My mom got this truck around 2005 and it still strong. She never had a problem with the engine till now, seven years without any major problems is a blessing. The car should last us a few more years if she take care of it!!!




Great suv

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Vehicle: 1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara

I bought the GV used with about 40,000 miles on it. Then I drove the heck out of it before passing it on to my daughter who proceeded to do the same. It now has 210,000 miles and is still running strong. But we're retiring it in favor of a new car for her to drive. During this time, the only repair has been to replace a rear wheel bearing. Nothing else. (Actually we have two of these and I'm still driving mine.)




So disappointed

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Vehicle: 1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Since purchasing this vehicle brand new in 1999, I've had several problems. To name a few: metal protruding through driver and passenger seats, timing chain and tensioner repair, rear diff replaced, A/C replaced, trans replaced, constant rattling noise at acceleration and idle, faulty 4WD, cramped seating, poor cargo space, poor customer service with the American Suzuki Motor Corporation. No help whatsoever regarding issues. It was in the repair shop more than it was on the road. It is truly a lemon!




Still going strong

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Vehicle: 1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Thought by now I would have sold it, but still runs and looks great. Repairs have been minimal. Car is super reliable and fun to drive. Great in all weather. Going on 10 years and the way the economy looks, I'll have this another 10. If GM would have made cars like this they wouldnt be in the trouble they are in. Thanks Suzuki.




185,000 and going strong

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Vehicle: 1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara

I am amazed that a vehicle with high mileage can drive so well. Never had any major issues and continues to be reliable. Better than stated with over 20 mpg city/highway. I continue to make sure I change the oil every 3k and do not have any doubts I will hit 250k.



Full 2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara Review

What's New for 2000

The 2000 Limited Edition Grand Vitara comes with leather seats, privacy glass, foglamps, a hard spare tire cover, an armrest, gold emblems and a special black-and-white paint scheme. The spare tire cover on regular Grand Vitaras features a new design. The '99 model's base trim levels JS and JS+ have been renamed JLS and JLS+. A CD changer is standard equipment on JLS+ and JLX+ models.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 19
  • highway
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