Suzuki grand vitara 2009 review




Suzuki grand vitara 2009 review

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    The Suzuki Grand Vitara is more maneuverable than larger rugged SUVs, but there aren't many other reasons to recommend it. Find out.

    Suzuki's original Grand Vitara was a bit like that kid. Considered by many to be too much of an underpowered lightweight to be a serious player.

    Suzuki grand vitara 2009 review

    Suzuki grand vitara 2009 review

    It gets great gas mileage for the size. Improve Interior — build quality is poor, the materials in the interior are cheap. Skirting around the inside face of one of the massive valleys in the region, the corrugated road was tough going for the Grand Vitara. Best vehicle I have owned for winter driving. Now we're on the second engine replacement in less than a year.

    Suzuki grand vitara 2009 review

    Suzuki grand vitara 2009 review

    Suzuki grand vitara 2009 review

    Suzuki grand vitara 2009 review

    Suzuki grand vitara 2009 review

    Suzuki Grand Vitara | Pricing, Ratings & Reviews | Kelley Blue Book

    Protect yourself against fraud. Your IP address will be logged. Read about our Security Policy and Privacy Policy. Sell your car without the hassle. Get an instant offer from areyouselling. Suzuki's revamped Grand Vitara is a vehicle for the closet adventurer. Our brief was to hit the highway, find a mountain and get bogged lost. The Grand Vitara quickly won us over. Bogging it on a mountain, in the rain, in the middle of Its historic buildings line the single street, one deep, while houses further up precariously dot the steep eastern escarpment.

    North of Moe, the Walhalla region provides the car enthusiast with an appealing selection of driving roads. If switchbacks and hairpin bends are more your style, then take the road into Walhalla itself. Or, if your thrills are to be found off-road, then head beyond the Thomson Reservoir and take your pick: We picked up a 2. Suzuki has given the Grand Vitara a mid-life makeover, and the result is a handsome machine. There's an all new 2. The power and torque boost is good news as Suzuki has persisted with a four-speed automatic you need to buy the 3.

    Suzuki grand vitara 2009 review

    What was immediately apparent was that this Grand Vitara just felt right. Oddly for an SUV, there is a sense of balance about the way the front end works. On the winding mountain roads heading up to the Thomson River Dam, the Grand Vitara was not greatly troubled when pushed hard into corners, exiting in a balanced and composed manner. For a 'boxy' soft-roader that is. Push too hard and it will eventually understeer, signalling its time to back off a little, but that's hardly what this car is about.

    Before this update, the Grand Vitara arguably lost out to some of its competitors in the engine refinement and power stakes, but it held the high ground when it came to '4WD-ability'. SUVs are inherently a compromise between a useful but limited off-road ability and on-road performance and we were determined to test the Grand Vitara both on and off the black top.

    Suzuki grand vitara 2009 review

    Did Suzuki now have the combination right? The rain that had been with us since we left Melbourne had settled into a persistent light drizzle as we crossed the dam wall and headed further up into the mountains.

    The overnight rain was a concern. For the first time in years there had been a widespread overnight soaker and there was plenty of water pooled alongside the road. Finding a suitable uphill gradient, we engaged 4WD low and set-off up the track. Skirting around the inside face of one of the massive valleys in the region, the corrugated road was tough going for the Grand Vitara. With a suspension setup clearly leaning to black-top use where ninety-nine percent of Grand Vitara owners will spend their time , and with a relatively light weight compared to larger 4wds, the Grand Vitara wanted to bounce over the corrugations, rather than soak them up.

    The answer was to reduce speed, and enjoy the stunning scenery. The Pheasant Creek track, so named after the lyrebirds in the area, heads off the main mountain road and down into the valley below.

    Suzuki grand vitara 2009 review

    It was firm enough up top, it was a track we knew, so we thought we'd head down and 'have a bit of a look'. We knew we would have a shallow creek to cross if we went all the way down, followed by a shortish steep ascent.

    After this the gradient was less severe and winding our way out of the valley would be a doddle, or so we thought. There was just one steep section expected on the other side, but the rain was holding off, and were feeling confident. The next 50 metres however proved to be a completely different ball-game. We crested a drain embankment at the start of a particularly steep section and, suddenly aware that the track conditions on the other side were unexpectedly worse, but too slow to react, we hit a sodden steep patch of red clay and slid 20 metres down a wheel-rutted pinch.

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