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Selected Style 4-Door Manual 2WD
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Transmission

Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2WD 18 23 $18,430 $19,199
4-Door Automatic 2WD 19 24 $19,390 $20,199
4-Door Manual 2WD Premium 18 23 $19,294 $20,099
4-Door Automatic 2WD Premium 19 24 $20,254 $21,099
4-Door Automatic 2WD Xsport 19 24 $20,542 $21,399
4-Door Automatic 2WD Luxury 19 24 $22,270 $23,199
4-Door Manual 4WD 18 23 $19,582 $20,399
4-Door Automatic 4WD 19 23 $20,542 $21,399
4-Door Manual 4WD Premium 18 23 $20,446 $21,299
4-Door Automatic 4WD Premium 19 23 $21,406 $22,299
4-Door Automatic 4WD Xsport 19 23 $21,886 $22,799
4-Door Automatic 4WD Luxury 19 23 $23,614 $24,599
2WD LX MT
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Transmission

Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD MT LX 21 25 $16,417 $17,750
2WD AT LX 22 26 $17,155 $18,550
2WD MT EX 21 25 $18,147 $19,625
2WD AT EX 22 26 $18,885 $20,425
2WD MT EX-P 21 25 $18,608 $20,125
2WD AT EX-P 22 26 $19,346 $20,925
4WD MT LX 21 24 $17,708 $19,150
4WD AT LX 21 24 $18,446 $19,950
4WD MT EX 21 24 $19,438 $21,025
4WD AT EX 21 24 $20,176 $21,825
4WD MT EX-P 21 24 $19,899 $21,525
4WD AT EX-P 21 24 $20,637 $22,325
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,430
$16,417
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,199
$17,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$320 / month
$296 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 52.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 55.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.0 103.6
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 39.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 43.3
Second Hip Room (in) 44.0 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 6.9
Length, Overall (in) 176.0 169.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.7 70.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 62.3
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 101.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 62.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 68.9 74.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 28.3 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 24.4 25.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 39.9 38.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 41.9 46.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 65.2 66.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.1 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10.0 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.1 x 0.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.0 34.9
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 3.26
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/70R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size P225/70R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/70R16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3452 3371
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.6 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 184 @ 4500 160 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.7L/167 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 6000 156 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.58 4.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.24 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.55 3.53
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.70 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Two Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.44 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 2.04
Trans Order Code NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4-Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Suzuki Grand Vitara Honda Element
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Compact
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Control-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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