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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual 19 26 $18,862 $19,649
2WD 4-Door Automatic Premium 19 25 $20,686 $21,549
2WD 4-Door Automatic Ultimate Adventure 19 25 $21,550 $22,449
2WD 4-Door Automatic Limited 19 25 $22,942 $23,899
4WD 4-Door Automatic Premium 19 23 $22,078 $22,999
4WD 4-Door Automatic Ultimate Adventure 19 23 $23,134 $24,099
4WD 4-Door Automatic Limited 19 23 $24,382 $25,399
FWD 4-Door LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $22,353 $23,530
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $23,797 $25,050
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $25,526 $26,870
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,759 $29,220
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $24,016 $25,280
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $25,460 $26,800
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $27,189 $28,620
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $29,421 $30,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,862
$22,353
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,649
$23,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$327 / month
$392 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara is a bargain of a crossover for someone looking for a feature-packed, off-roadable vehicle that's not too concerned with cargo space. A versatile layout, impressive performance, good ride comfort, and reasonable pricing all add up to make the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox a strong value—and a good pick for small families.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 54.6
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 39.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 111.1 99.7
Second Hip Room (in) 44.0 51.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 39.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 55.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 112.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 28.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 72.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.4 6.9
Length, Overall (in) 175.8 187.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 66.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 28.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 28.4 31.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 70.8 63.7
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 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.6 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.9 x 0.78
Brake Type Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 18.8
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Variable pwr assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.0 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 40.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/70R16 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA QMU
Front Tire Size P225/70R16 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size P225/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QMU
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3468 3777
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code NA LEA
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.4/147
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 166 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 22
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.241 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.545 4.48
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.693 1.84
Trans Type 5 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.431 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.354 2.87
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.727 3.23
Summary
Vehicle Name Suzuki Grand Vitara Chevrolet Equinox
Body Style 4-Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating
 
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