Used 2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2005 Highlights

This year the Grand Vitara receives a three-point seatbelt for the rear center seat.


  • Standard V6, impressive list of features, low-range transfer case with the 4WD option.


  • Harsh suspension, unimpressive brakes, cramped rear seats, lack of cargo space.

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Features & Specs

LX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 4A)EX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 4A)LX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5M)LX Rwd 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 4A)EX Rwd 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 4A)LX Rwd 4dr SUV w/ABS (2.5L 6cyl 4A)EX Rwd 4dr SUV w/ABS (2.5L 6cyl 4A)LX Rwd 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5M)LX Rwd 4dr SUV w/ABS (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic5-speed manual4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual
Horsepower165 hp @ 6500 rpm165 hp @ 6500 rpm165 hp @ 6500 rpm165 hp @ 6500 rpm165 hp @ 6500 rpm165 hp @ 6500 rpm165 hp @ 6500 rpm165 hp @ 6500 rpm165 hp @ 6500 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

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Tough vehicle
We were involved in a rollover wreck on black-ice. This car held up really well, both my passenger and I walked away with no injuries! There were several other accidents that weekend, and I saw many SUV's on the back of wreckers (large and small). My Suzuki was the only SUV that the roof hadn't completely collapsed or caved in at the front. The front corners of the roof came down about an inch, the windshield and driver-side window broke but stayed intact. The rollover happened on pavement, after hitting the guardrail at about a 45 degree angle. We were traveling at 45-50 mph. I was so impressed by how this vehicle held-up, I bought another too replace it.
Good car for the money
We bought the vehicle used with 26K miles. So far the only major problem has been the failure of the A/C evaporator core (about ($900 to repair). The cargo space is small. My honda civic could carry more stuff. Leg room could be better but okay if you are average height. Otherwise powerful engine, excellent in hwy driving and passing, and hilly terrain.Great features for the price and quality interior components.
Suzuki Grand Vitara
I love my Grand Vitara. As of today, 9/7/05, it has no problems other than a minor one with the CD player. I will go back to dealer and have them to fix the CD changer. This is an excellent little SUV to keep if you tend to keep the car 6 years or longer. Its fuel enconomy is about 19.50 ~ 21.88 mpg in my area. Mine is a great color (I have the blue bi-tone). I suggest using Mobile 1 sythetic oil for motor oil, differential and automatic transmission for long lasting lift of vehicle.
Used 2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara Overview

The Used 2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include LX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 4A), EX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 4A), LX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5M), LX Rwd 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 4A), EX Rwd 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 4A), LX Rwd 4dr SUV w/ABS (2.5L 6cyl 4A), LX Rwd 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5M), EX Rwd 4dr SUV w/ABS (2.5L 6cyl 4A), and LX Rwd 4dr SUV w/ABS (2.5L 6cyl 5M).

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