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2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara SUV

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Suzuki Grand Vitara Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 165 hp @ 6500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara

  • An aging 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, cramped rear seats, lack of cargo space.

  • What's New for 2002

    For 2002, the Grand Vitara's model matrix has been simplified. The JLS (rear-wheel drive) and JLX (four-wheel drive) share most equipment, and the Limited Edition is available with either drive system. Hoping to better match the competition, Suzuki upped the V6's power for 2002, improving acceleration and throttle response. In terms of equipment, all Vitaras get the LATCH child seat system, 4WD vehicles now have heated side mirrors and optional heated seats, and the Limited Edition trim gains a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Wrapping things up, Suzuki is now offering 24-hour emergency roadside assistance and towing for the duration of the vehicle's warranty to increase customer satisfaction.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Fun car to drive for

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Vehicle: 2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

I've had this car for 3 years and so far it's been very reliable. The only problem I've had is brakes that shimmy. This car is a bit bumpy but the stiff suspension helps out when offroading.(needs more clearance though) My biggest complaint is the cheap plastic side panels. I've made several repairs on them already and the Nevada sun is causing the paint to peel. If your thinking of buying one go for it as long as you don't mind the side panels falling off ocasionally.




Enjoy it

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Vehicle: 2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

Fun to drive, affordable, though not very economical as far as gas goes. 4x4 is fun to use, and helpful in certain weather. Sturdy and enjoyable little ride.




Great buy for the money

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Vehicle: 2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

Love this car. Bought new, had for over a year. Comfortable, fun to drive, fun to off-road with. Taken many out-of- state road trips and it has always been reliable and ready to go. Great car for the affordable price. Wouldn't hesitate to but again.




Its like driving a bob

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Vehicle: 2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

since new it has been wandering all over the road, has had 9 front end alignments will not hold them for more than a week.needed struts,front brakes,fuel tank,computor went bad,four wheel drive stopped working,tires need replaced at 9000 miles.other than that no other problems to speak of...




Great suv, great looks ,

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Vehicle: 2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

I've owned this SUV for a month now and I absolutely love it. I like the way it looks and how people stare at it when im driving by! i owned a 4 cylinder car before, but when I drove the Grand Vitara What a difference! I look forward to driving it everyday. i do highway 5 days a week and it has nice passing power.I would recomend it to everybody.



Full 2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara Review

What's New for 2002

For 2002, the Grand Vitara's model matrix has been simplified. The JLS (rear-wheel drive) and JLX (four-wheel drive) share most equipment, and the Limited Edition is available with either drive system. Hoping to better match the competition, Suzuki upped the V6's power for 2002, improving acceleration and throttle response. In terms of equipment, all Vitaras get the LATCH child seat system, 4WD vehicles now have heated side mirrors and optional heated seats, and the Limited Edition trim gains a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Wrapping things up, Suzuki is now offering 24-hour emergency roadside assistance and towing for the duration of the vehicle's warranty to increase customer satisfaction.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 20
  • highway
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