2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.4L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic Consumer Review - Real off-roader
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2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara - Consumer Review

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Premium 4dr SUV (2.4L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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Real off-roader
By Alex Povolotski on

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2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara Premium 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

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The car is a real off-roader in its class. Off the pavement, it beats RAV4, HR-V, Santa-Fe, and probably MItsubishi (though I'm not sure about that one). Besides its off-road capabilities, it's nothing else. Nothing! It's not a road warrior despite of interior creature comforts. I love the interior and visibility a lot but darn it is noisy! It is the engine noise I'm talking about. You can't escape it, especially up the hill. It sounds like another second and the motor will explode out of the hood. You definitely have the feeling that the car is underpowered for its weight and the engine struggles a lot to pull all that weight up hill. Other than that, it's a decent car full of defects.

Favorite Features

Off-road capabilities.

Suggested Improvements

Get rid of the noise.
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