2014 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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The 2014 Suzuki Grand Vitara is a compact crossover SUV offered in three trim levels: base, Premium and Limited. The 2014 Suzuki Grand Vitara standard features for the base model 16-inch wheels of steel, automatic headlights, keyless entry,  automatic climate control, power accessories, a seat height adjustable driver, unique steering wheel with tilt, a trip computer are included, Bluetooth with streaming audio, a navigation system integrated Garmin and a system of four-speaker sound system with CD player and an auxiliary audio input.

The level of equipment midrange Premium includes all the features of the base model and adds alloy wheels, 16 inches, rear privacy glass, heated mirrors (4WD models only) and ruise control. The top Limited model range will get 18-inch wheels, alloy wheels, fog lights, sunroof, side rails of the roof rack, mirrors integrated turn signal, side chrome trim, keyless ignition / entry, leather , leather steering wheel, wood trim inside, heated front seats and ound premium seven-speaker system.

2014 Suzuki Grand Vitara Interior

When it comes to measuring, Grand Vitara cabin most scores an “A” for functionality. The controls are well placed and easy to read; the only exception is emovable navigation system, which can be difficult to achieve. The screen of the navigation system is also lower than those in built units and this can make it difficult to operate and read. To his credit, however, the navigation system comes with a number of useful features such as Pandora Internet radio, real-time traffic and Bluetooth audio streaming features.

Overall, the cabin is attractive, but certain elements look dated relative to the most recently refreshed or redesigned offered by most rivals cabins. The interior has a generous size with ample space for longer legs, but there is a noticeable shortage of corners and cubicles for toting smaller items like cell phones. Creating spaces for larger items is easy, however, thanks to a baggage compartment with 70.8 cubic feet of space with the rear seats 60/40 split-folded. That said, the back door, which is hinged on the passenger side, can complicate the loading and unloading on the sidewalk.

2014 Suzuki Grand Vitara Engine

The 2014 Suzuki Grand Vitara is powered by a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder that produces 166 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. The 5-speed manual transmission is standard on the base models, while all other versions get a four-speed automatic. The rear-wheel drive is standard across the line, but four-wheel is offered in Premium and Limited models are available with four-wheel drive system that includes low-range.

In performance testing, a Rear wheel drive Grand Vitara requires max 10.2 seconds to reach 60 mph, slow time for this segment. EPA estimates for fuel conomy the Grand Vitara are relatively poor. The rear-drive models return an estimated 19 mpg highway city / 25 mpg and 21 combined with the automatic transmission, while the 4WD models ETurn 19/23/20 mpg.

2014 Suzuki Grand Vitara Safety

The list of standard safety features on the 2014 Suzuki Grand Vitara includes stability control, the antilock disc brakes, traction control, side curtain airbags and side airbags for the front seats. In brake testing, the Grand Vitara needed only 110 feet to stop from 60 mph – extraordinary performance for this type of vehicle. The Insurance Institute for the Highway Safety awarded the Grand Vitara its highest ranking of the best in the frontal-offset test and the second highest rating of acceptable or side impact and roof strength tests.

 

2014 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.4