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2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara Review

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It seems not a lot of Americans go looking to buy a Suzuki Grand Vitara. For the 2008 model year, it outsold only three other compact SUVs in a field of nearly 20 — two are rebadged Fords and the other is a newish VW. That means Suzuki sold fewer than 13,000 Grand Vitaras in a year where Honda sold nearly 200,000 copies of its recently redesigned CR-V.

But one thing that boosts the Grand Vitara in four-wheel-drive trim is that it's one of the few compact SUVs you can actually take off-road, thanks to the dual-range transfer case and a rigid ladder frame that's integrated into the vehicle's one-piece body. In this regard, the Grand Vitara is bit more truckish than your typical car-based crossover. The Suzuki also has a stellar warranty and the base model costs a few thousand dollars less than base versions of the CR-V and Toyota RAV4.

We tested a two-wheel-drive Luxury version of the 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara and found it to be more than adequate when it comes to comfort. For commuters, this version is the one to get. The Luxury trim level includes such features as heated leather seats, keyless entry and start, XM radio and a sunroof. Notable by its absence is any navigation system option, and the seats are manually adjustable only. Plus, there's no factory-installed auxiliary jack or Bluetooth.

The 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara presents no glaring faults, but competitors from Honda and Toyota feel more refined and buttoned-down on the road. Still, it's easy to overlook the GV's minor shortcomings if you plan on using the capable little SUV as a true 4x4 or you just want to drive something different from what everyone else has. Combine these traits with an excellent warranty and reasonable price and the GV should be able to win a few more customers.

Used 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara Overview

The Used 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara is offered in the following submodels: Grand Vitara SUV. Available styles include Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A), Luxury 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A), Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 5A), XSport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A), Luxury 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5A), XSport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.2L 6cyl 5A), XSport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A), 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A), XSport 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5A), Premium 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A), Premium 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 5M), Premium 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A), 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M), and Premium 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M). Pre-owned Suzuki Grand Vitara models are available with a 2.4 L-liter gas engine or a 3.2 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 230 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara comes with four wheel drive, and rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic, 5-speed automatic. The Used 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 7 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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Should I lease or buy a 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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