2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara - Road Test Specs

2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara SUV

(2.4L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)


Model year2009
ModelGrand Vitara
StyleLuxury 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
Base MSRP$23,549
Options on test vehicleAll-Season Cargo Mat and Net ($130); Floor Mats ($119); Premium Metallic Paint ($115).
As-tested MSRP$24,363


Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,393cc (146 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.0
Redline (rpm)6,400 rpm
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)166 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)162 @ 4,000
Transmission type4-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)3.727


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typePower steering
Tire brandYokohama
Tire modelGeolandar
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, frontP225/65R17 H
Tire size, rearP225/65R17 H
Wheel size17-by-6.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)6.5
0-60 mph (sec.)10.2
0-75 mph (sec.)15.9
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)17.6 @ 78.7 mph
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28
60-0 mph (ft.)110
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)58.9
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.70
Sound level @ idle (dB)45.1
@ Full throttle (dB)72.6
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)66.4

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsNoisy engine -- loud and rough; turning off ESP doesn't seem to matter for launch.
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsGreat first run, significant fade as the day progresses.
Handling ratingPoor
Handling commentsLow limits; best way to get good handling is to use gentle inputs.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)68
Wind (mph, direction)NW 11

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)19 city/25 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)22 mpg
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)17.4

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,479
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,517
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)49/51
Length (in.)177.1
Width (in.)71.3
Height (in.)66.7
Wheelbase (in.)103.9
Track, front (in.)60.6
Track, rear (in.)61.4
Turning circle (ft.)36.7
Legroom, front (in.)41.3
Legroom, rear (in.)37.2
Headroom, front (in.)38.2
Headroom, rear (in.)38.2
Shoulder room, front (in.)56.3
Shoulder room, rear (in.)54.9
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)23.8
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)67.3


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain7 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion3 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionN/A
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driver4 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger4 stars
NHTSA crash test, side front5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side rear5 stars
NHTSA rollover resistance4 stars

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