Used 2004 Suzuki Vitara

Pros & Cons

  • Truck-based body-on-frame construction means off-road capability.
  • Meager cargo space, cramped rear seats, lacks refinement.
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The small SUV segment is full of very capable vehicles, and although the Vitara can rock-crawl with the best of them, it gets left behind in nearly every other respect.

2004 Highlights

The Vitara two-door has been dropped. The Vitara four-door is upgraded with a V6 engine and comes with charcoal-colored bumpers and mud guards, a newly designed soft spare tire cover and new exterior colors.


Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 Suzuki Vitara.

Average user rating: 4.3 stars
10 total reviews
5 star reviews: 40%
4 star reviews: 50%
3 star reviews: 10%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

Trending topics in reviews

  • driving experience
  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • value
  • comfort
  • off-roading
  • electrical system
  • appearance
  • spaciousness

Most helpful consumer reviews

4.5/5 stars, Love My Vitara
LX Rwd 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
This is a great "little SUV!" It's compact enough to fit into any compact space and it's soooo fun to drive. It's a little jerky but I think that's the charm of it plus mine is manual so it's extra fun and animated! I have only had it for a year, but I haven't had ANY problems mechanical, electrical or otherwise. I drove across the country with it and it is still in superb condition. It has been very reliable! I am absolutely in LOVE with my Vitara, I recommend this vehicle to anyone who wants their cars to be reliable with personality (not in a bad way).
4.625/5 stars, Well-built for the money
Steve Caruso,
LX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 4A)
So far, this small SUV has been very enjoyable to drive. The vehicle handles well and it accelerates into traffic very well, though it does seem to lack power going uphill. Overall, I am very satisfied with my new SUV. Excellent value for the money.
3.5/5 stars, um
kerry ,
LX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
it is very fun to drive and it can go off roading a lot better then most people would think. i don't like the looks too much. but after i started driving it i fell in love
5/5 stars, Grand Vitara
LX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 4A)
I am very pleased with the quality and thoughfulness of the construction of my Suzuki Grand Vitara. I don't agree with Edmonds that it is underpowered. I find the power to be adequate for my needs. I am also pleased at the number of features that are standard in the Suzuki that other makes charge for. I recently went on a long weekend road trip and found the Grand Vitara handled and drove quite well. The "suggest a style" menu does not include the EX models, of which mine is.

Features & Specs

MPG & Fuel
17 City / 20 Hwy / 18 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.9 gal. capacity
5 seats
Type: four wheel drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 165 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque: 162 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Length: 163.0 in. / Height: 65.8 in. / Width: 67.3 in.
Curb Weight: 2953 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 23.4 cu.ft.


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver4 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Side Barrier RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver4 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front SeatNot Rated
Back SeatNot Rated
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 TestNot Tested
Roof Strength TestNot Tested
Rear Crash Protection / Head RestraintNot Tested
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test


Is the Suzuki Vitara a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2004 Vitara both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Suzuki Vitara fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Vitara gets an EPA-estimated 18 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Vitara has 23.4 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Suzuki Vitara. Learn more

Is the Suzuki Vitara reliable?

To determine whether the Suzuki Vitara is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Vitara. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Vitara's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2004 Suzuki Vitara a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2004 Suzuki Vitara is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2004 Vitara is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2004 Suzuki Vitara?

The least-expensive 2004 Suzuki Vitara is the 2004 Suzuki Vitara LX Rwd 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $16,999.

Other versions include:

  • LX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $19,199
  • LX Rwd 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $17,999
  • LX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5M) which starts at $18,199
  • LX Rwd 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5M) which starts at $16,999
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What are the different models of Suzuki Vitara?

If you're interested in the Suzuki Vitara, the next question is, which Vitara model is right for you? Vitara variants include LX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 4A), LX Rwd 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 4A), LX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5M), and LX Rwd 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5M). For a full list of Vitara models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2004 Suzuki Vitara

Used 2004 Suzuki Vitara Overview

The Used 2004 Suzuki Vitara is offered in the following submodels: Vitara SUV. Available styles include LX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 4A), LX Rwd 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 4A), LX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5M), and LX Rwd 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5M).

What do people think of the 2004 Suzuki Vitara?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the Used 2004 Suzuki Vitara and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the Used 2004 Vitara 4.3 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the Used 2004 Vitara.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2004 Suzuki Vitara and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2004 Vitara featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New Used 2004 Suzuki Vitara?

Used 2004 Suzuki Vitara LX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 4A)

The Used 2004 Suzuki Vitara LX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $19,794. The average price paid for a new Used 2004 Suzuki Vitara LX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 4A) is trending $16,842 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $16,842 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $2,952.

The average savings for the Used 2004 Suzuki Vitara LX 4WD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 4A) is 85.1% below the MSRP.

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Should I lease or buy a 2004 Suzuki 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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