2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Luxury Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara - Road Test Specs

2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara SUV

(2.7L V6 5-speed Automatic)


Model year2006
ModelGrand Vitara
StyleLuxury 4WD
Base MSRP$24,399
As-tested MSRP$24,399


Drive typeFour-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2.7
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)185 @ 6,000 rpm
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)184 @ 4,500 rpm
Transmission typeFive-speed automatic


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson strut
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink
Steering typePower-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
Tire brandYokohama
Tire modelGeolander G93B
Tire size, frontP225/65R17
Tire size, rearP225/65R17
Brakes, frontFront ventilated disc/rear drum

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.8
0-60 mph (sec.)9.3
0-75 mph (sec.)14.5
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.93 @ 80.58
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)32.05
60-0 mph (ft.)125.36
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)61.50
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)N/A
Sound level @ idle (dB)45.7
@ Full throttle (dB)76.3
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)70.2

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsIt may be noisy, but it sure is slow. What a racket this V6 makes and the shifts are unnecessarily abrupt. Full-time 4WD eliminates any possibility of wheelspin.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsWho would've guessed disc/drum brakes could stop so short? -- and consistently? Firm-ish pedal and little nose dive, too. By the end of the day, however, the brakes were squealing (glazed drums?)
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsThis is the second Grand Vitara/XL7 I've driven with a "placebo" ESP off button. I was unable to detect any difference and no light to indicate on/off. Regardless, the Grand Vitara displays a surprisingly sporty demeanor with quick and precise steering, lots o' grip and predictable handling. It isn't as "trucky" as I would\'ve guessed in this test.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)75
Temperature (°F)53
Wind (mph, direction)2.0

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)19 City 23 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)16.5
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)17.4

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,682
Length (in.)176 in.
Width (in.)71.3 in.
Height (in.)66.7 in.
Wheelbase (in.)103.9 in.
Legroom, front (in.)41.3 in.
Legroom, rear (in.)44.0 in.
Headroom, front (in.)38.2 in.
Headroom, rear (in.)38.2 in.
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)23.8 cu. ft.
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)67.0 cu. ft.


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain7 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion3 years/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceN/A


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsStandard
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNot Available
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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