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2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2009 Ford Escape

  2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2009 Ford Escape
MSRP
$18,499
$20,435
Invoice $17,758 $19,245
MPG
City/Highway
17/26 17/31
Rating
6.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara is more maneuverable than larger rugged SUVs, but there aren't many other reasons to recommend it. Read Full Review Though it looks decidedly old-school, the Ford Escape is a solid and stylish five-passenger, compact SUV that has been kept up-to-date. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Nice, upright driving position
  • In-town maneuverability
  • Off-road capabilities

Dislikes:

  • Spare tire on the back
  • Bouncy suspension
  • Drinks too much fuel for its size

Likes:

  • Improved power and fuel economy
  • Responsive six-speed automatic transmission
  • Technologically advanced infotainment system
  • Well-rounded safety package

Dislikes:

  • Still not very refined
  • Complex process for folding rear seat
  • Uncomfortable backseat
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