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2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara Review

Fun features even with a lackluster engine performance.

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Overview

The 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara is a popular compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) that has many features and attributes. The exterior body style is elegant and good looking, while it has the ability to show of its tough side as well. The bumpers are painted to match the rest of the vehicle, giving the Grand Vitara a classier, higher-quality appearance. Inside the cabin, Suzuki uses high-quality materials to create an interior expected from an expensive model. The cabin also features sufficient cargo space, though it is lacking in storage.

If there is one thing that wins consumers over, it has to be the safety features. This vehicle did incredibly well in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s most stringent testing. It is also chock full of standard safety equipment and features that most economy cars and SUVs don’t offer.

Speaking of price, the 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara is very affordable, especially for all of the extras that come with it. While there are more expensive options available, this one is a good choice for an overall good, compact SUV.

The Range

Body Styles: Compact SUV
Engines: 2.7-liter V-6
Transmissions: five-speed manual, five-speed automatic
Models: Grand Vitara base, Grand Vitara XSport, Grand Vitara Luxury

What's New

For the 2007 model year, the SUV is updated with a tire pressure monitor and a trip computer.

Exterior

The 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara is a stylish, well-appointed SUV with a great design. This vehicle is available in a wide range of paint colors, and its bumpers are always painted to match the body. This detail offers a more elegant and cohesive look.

Interior

Unlike some of Suzuki’s other vehicles, the 2007 Grand Vitara offers a great deal of comfort and style in the cabin. This SUV gives the driver a well-placed dash with easy-to-read and -reach gauges and controls. Additionally, the maximum amount of cargo space, 69 cubic feet, is comparable with other compact SUV models. On the downside, there aren't a lot of interior storage compartments for those odds and ends that drivers like to keep in the car.

Performance & Handling

Under the hood, this SUV features a 2.7-liter, V-6 engine paired with a five-speed automatic transmission as standard. These vehicles were also offered with the optional five-speed automatic system. The Grand Vitara does well with highway driving, though the engine becomes noisy during hard accelerations.

It’s always necessary to take the good with the bad and the 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara is no exception. From test drives, some results indicate the standard V-6 engine lacks sufficient power and becomes increasingly noisy during hard accelerations. Otherwise, the Grand Vitara performs very well. It offers a smooth, comfortable highway drive and offers more car like handling over some of the other compact SUV options.

Safety

In terms of safety, Suzuki went above and beyond to ensure the 2007 Grand Vitara was all it could be. This compact SUV is packed full of all kinds of standard safety features that frankly blow most of the competition out of the water in comparison. The Grand Vitara is equipped with front seat side impact airbags as well as full length side curtain airbags throughout the rest of the vehicle. These vehicles are also equipped with anti-lock disc brakes and electronic stability control. A tire pressure monitor is added for the 2007 model year as a standard feature.

Additionally, the Grand Vitara did very well in government and independent crash testing. In the front impact crash testing, the SUV rated four out five stars for passenger and driver protection, while it received a perfect five stars for side impact collusion. In addition to its other attributes, the 2007 Grand Vitara provides a great deal of peace of mind and safety features for its relatively low cost.

EPA Fuel Economy

Grand Vitara: 17/22 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Long powertrain warranty
  • Well equipped with lots of options
  • Decent performance
  • Comfortable, well designed cabin

You Won't Like

  • Lacks interior storage compartments
  • Loud V-6 engine with slow acceleration

Sum Up

Fun features even with a lackluster engine performance.

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