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Suzuki Grand Vitara

Suzuki Grand Vitara (2005-2019) (page 3 of 6)

Also referred to as: Suzuki Grand Vitara 2018 and Suzuki Grand Vitara 2020. JB / JT.II (2012-2019) and JB / JT.I (2005-2011)
3.5 from 105 reviews

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Reviews

Review distribution

5 star
34
4 star
32
3 star
10
2 star
11
1 star
18

Unbelievable endless problems

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How can everything be so wrong with a five year old car. We replaced shockers, wheel bearings, starter motor, major exhaust problems still, mechanic still cant identify current running problems, surging, losing power intermittently, leaking power steering, cruise control and CD player not working.

Noisy engine
Shame back seats don't lay flat down when folded down

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Ashley

AshleyBrisbane

Ok so far and learning more about it as time go's on...

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Nothing but trouble!

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I have a 2009 Grand Vitara-comfortable drive, good fuel economy-however- despite low kilometres, full log book servicing at 75 000km have had to have the cam shaft replaced, both rear and front crank shaft seals replaced. Other seals and hoses are weeping and also need replacing. Car has been in northern Australia for most of its life. Terrible treatment from Suzuki Australia when car under warranty. Very distressing.unreliable, expensive to fix.Will never buy a Suzuki again!

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Love it!

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Don't buy a Vitara!!!

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2008 Grand Vitara cracked block at 120,000km and 6 years old in November 2014.
Well looked after and serviced, never off road and Suzuki doesn't want to know and won't help!
I loved the car but after such poor treatment from Suzuki Australia and a car needing a new engine at such a young age I will never ever ever buy another Suzuki again.

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Valerie

ValerieQuilpie

Perfect vehicle

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Just bought my second Grand Vitara Prestige. Bought 2006 model new which has been passed on to my son. 235000 km and still going like a gem. My son loves it! great family car. Nine years old and travelled all conditions. Air-conditioner just chucked it in, but after surviving Australia's harsh outback conditions, 47 degrees for half the year, pretty good I think.

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Don't buy diesel

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Brian West

Brian WestPerth

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Bought the 2008 Suzuki Vitara Diesel for the right reasons

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Brian West
Brian West

Excellent

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I had GV V6 from brand new for 8 years now ,so far no problem with this car at all. Even we offroad driving a lot .very strong SUV . Now I'm looking for to update it to a diesel engine , but with Suzuki engine don't come with an auto so . I think I have to wait for a while
Very capable off road
No protection for the radiator

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stewart4

stewart4South West, WA

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Great vehicle despite some issues

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Date PurchasedJan 2013

Gr Holl

Gr HollMELBOURNE

  • 12 reviews
  • 22 likes

A Lot to like about the Suzuki Grand Vitara Diesel

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timmy2fool

timmy2fool

  • 2 reviews
  • 4 likes

awesome 2002 2.5l manual

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Full chassis little 4x4. Not a soft roader like the new ones. Awesome little 4x4 goes real good for what it is. Not bad on fuel and I am terrible for economy. Little narrow bodied for bulky kids seats so three adults in the back would be a tight squeeze. Cheep to look after with timing chain not a firm believer in timing belts myself. Quite capable in the bush. With xrox and side sliders and a 40mm lift will be real good off road. Shift on the fly Auto hubs work smoothly. All in all a great car.

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F. Willsallen

F. Willsallen

  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Excellent vehicle

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Purchased a new Vitara v6 auto petrol AWD in 2005 and have done 50000 kms, and it still looks like a new vehicle. It's performance is fantastic and road holding and cornering ability outstanding. Driving position is just right and pick up from a standing position very quick. Have it serviced twice yearly from private mechanic and have never had a problem in all this time. Dealership servicing was too expensive, and unreliable. Running costs are What you would expect, a pleasant surprise after owning a challenger which was far more expensive and like a truck to drive. Can't pick a fault with Vitara, roomy handles well and is always reliable and affordable. What more could you ask?

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Ross

Rossperth

  • 2 reviews
  • 5 likes

top little 4wd'er

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reinrab

reinrab

  • 25 reviews
  • 13 likes

I loved my Grand Vitara Sport

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it's a great car for around town and off road.
I bought mine 2nd hand with 60K on the clock. Never had any issues with it. Took it offroad numerous times and performed well on soft sand on the beach too.
Ended up trading it in as i got a lease car thru work. Ended up buying another suzuki (swift) a few yeas later.
Will definitely consider suzuki again when i am looking for a new car.
stylish, roomy inside
little bit long in the body

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batchee

batcheeSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 16 reviews
  • 9 likes

A True 4WD; Many features to recommend it.

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2008 Grand Vitara Diesel

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Great car, very comfortable to drive and handles well. Needs long stretches of driving over 80 kms per hour on a regular basis to keep the diesel filter unclogged. Handles well in city traffic and is great on sand - super light and handles really well in 4WD. Great first 4WD and can go anywhere!

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2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara Don't Buy!!

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Had numerous problems with the air conditioning and cooling system early on which are never ending. About 4-5 years down the road it started to burn oil so much so that I need to top up 2 quarts every 2-3 weeks or so. Suzuki parts are insanely expensive for what I think are sub standard. Nissan and Toyota parts are of much better quality and cheaper.
In my country of Trinidad and Tobago the worst part of buying a Suzuki is the dealer Lifestyle motors! they have the worst customer service. I initially brought this vehicle when people told me about their good experience with suzuki vehicles (much older models though, 2003 and below), but Suzuki has lost its way with this current generation of Vitara. Don't waste your money or time on this.

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Don't buy a Suzuki grand vitara

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So it was a great car until my aircon started to leak inside my car down the entire passenger side of my car. Suzuki are useless. They told my they don't know what the problem is, but yet I jump on line and find the problem in 20 min. Buyer beware!!! I have the prestige grand vitara 2011.


Coral Butcher

Coral ButcherPeel, WA

  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

Suzuki Grand Vitara 2010

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Questions & Answers

Phil M.

Phil M.asked

a v6 2.6 is selling with 250k on the clock is this end of life? - well maintained looks good. 1 lady owner
thanks

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Joseph

Josephasked

When should the timing belt be replaced in a 1.9 lt diesel

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Joseph

Josephasked

When should the timing belt be changed on a Suzuki GV 1.9 lt diesel engine

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Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.I LE
  • Discontinued

Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.I LE (2011)

No reviews
Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.II 5 Door Navigator
  • Discontinued

Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.II 5 Door Navigator (2014-2018)

1 review
Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.I Sport
  • Discontinued

Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.I Sport (2011)

4 reviews
Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.II Sport Automatic

Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.II Sport Automatic (2011-2019)

No reviews
Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.I Urban
  • Discontinued

Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.I Urban (2010-2011)

No reviews
Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.II 3 Door Navigator Automatic

Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.II 3 Door Navigator Automatic (2014-2019)

No reviews
Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.II (No Badge)
  • Discontinued

Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.II (No Badge) (2012-2014)

No reviews
Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.I JLX
  • Discontinued

Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.I JLX (2006-2008)

8 reviews
Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.II Sport Manual
  • Discontinued

Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.II Sport Manual (2011-2018)

1 review
Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.I Trekker
  • Discontinued

Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.I Trekker (2006-2008)

4 reviews
Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.II LE
  • Discontinued

Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.II LE (2012)

No reviews
Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.I Prestige Trekker
  • Discontinued

Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.I Prestige Trekker (2008)

No reviews
Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.I 100th Anniversary
  • Discontinued

Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.I 100th Anniversary (2009)

1 review
Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.II Prestige
  • Discontinued

Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.II Prestige (2012-2016)

No reviews
Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.II Luxury
  • Discontinued

Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.II Luxury (2012-2014)

No reviews
Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.II Urban
  • Discontinued

Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.II Urban (2012-2014)

No reviews
Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.II Urban Navigator
  • Discontinued

Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.II Urban Navigator (2012-2014)

1 review
Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.II 3 Door Navigator Manual

Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.II 3 Door Navigator Manual (2014-2019)

No reviews
Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.I Adventure
  • Discontinued

Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.I Adventure (2010)

No reviews
Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.I Prestige
  • Discontinued

Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.I Prestige (2006-2011)

11 reviews
Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.I JX
  • Discontinued

Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.I JX (2006-2008)

No reviews
Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.I (No Badge)
  • Discontinued

Suzuki Grand Vitara JB / JT.I (No Badge) (2005-2011)

7 reviews
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Starting Price $33,990$28,990$33,990$28,990
TransmissionAutomaticAutomaticManualAutomaticAutomaticManual
Drive TypeRear Wheel Drive (RWD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrolPetrolPetrolPetrolPetrolPetrolPetrolPetrol
Wheels18" Alloy18" Alloy16" Alloy18" Alloy18" Alloy18" Alloy17" Alloy16" Steel16" Alloy
Doors553555553
Seats554555554
Fuel Consumption9.9 L/100km9.6 L/100km8.9 L/100km9.9 L/100km9.5 L/100km8.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 66 L55 L66 L66 L66 L66 L66 L55 L
Engine4 Cylinder 2.4L4 Cylinder 2.4L4 Cylinder 2.4L4 Cylinder 2.4L4 Cylinder 2.4L4 Cylinder 2.4L4 Cylinder 2.4L4 Cylinder 2.4L4 Cylinder 2.4L4 Cylinder 2.4L
Max Power122kW @ 6000rpm122kW @ 6000rpm122kW @ 6000rpm122kW @ 6000rpm122kW @ 6000rpm122kW @ 6000rpm122kW @ 6000rpm122kW @ 6000rpm122kW @ 6000rpm122kW @ 6000rpm
Max Torque225Nm @ 3800rpm225Nm @ 3800rpm225Nm @ 3800rpm225Nm @ 3800rpm225Nm @ 4000rpm225Nm @ 3800rpm225Nm @ 3800rpm225Nm @ 3800rpm225Nm @ 3800rpm225Nm @ 3800rpm
Country of ManufactureJapanJapanJapanJapanJapanJapanJapanJapanJapanJapanJapan
Safety Features
  • ABS (Antilock Braking System)
  • Active Cruise Control
  • ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
  • ISO-fix Compatible
  • Reversing Camera
  • Traction Control
  • ABS (Antilock Braking System)
  • Active Cruise Control
  • ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
  • ISO-fix Compatible
  • Traction Control
  • ABS (Antilock Braking System)
  • Active Cruise Control
  • ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
  • ISO-fix Compatible
  • Reversing Camera
  • Traction Control
  • ABS (Antilock Braking System)
  • Active Cruise Control
  • ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
  • ISO-fix Compatible
  • Traction Control
Extra Features
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Built-In Navigation System
  • Immobilizer
  • Power Steering
  • USB Port
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Built-In Navigation System
  • Immobilizer
  • Power Steering
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Built-In Navigation System
  • Immobilizer
  • Power Steering
  • USB Port
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Built-In Navigation System
  • Immobilizer
  • Power Steering
Ground Clearance200 mm200 mm200 mm200 mm
Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)1,700 kg1,700 kg1,600 kg1,850 kg1,850 kg1,700 kg1,700 kg1,600 kg
Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)750 kg750 kg550 kg750 kg750 kg750 kg750 kg750 kg550 kg
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)
Release dateJan 2011Jan 2014Jan 2011Jan 2011Jan 2010Jan 2014Jan 2012Jan 2006Jan 2011Jan 2006Jan 2012Jan 2008Jan 2009Jan 2012Jan 2012Jan 2012Jan 2012Jan 2014Jan 2010Jan 2006Jan 2006Jan 2005
Discontinuation dateDec 2011Dec 2018Dec 2011Dec 2011Dec 2014Dec 2008Dec 2018Dec 2008Dec 2012Dec 2008Dec 2009Dec 2016Dec 2014Dec 2014Dec 2014Dec 2010Dec 2011Dec 2008Dec 2011

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