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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door Manual
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Transmission

Drivetrain

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 XLS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door XLS 23 28 $20,315 $21,440
FWD 4-Door XLT 21 28 $23,222 $24,870
FWD 4-Door Limited 21 28 $24,587 $26,370
FWD 4-Door Hybrid 34 31 $28,409 $30,570
FWD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 34 31 $30,692 $33,080
4WD 4-Door XLT 20 27 $24,815 $26,620
4WD 4-Door Limited 20 27 $26,180 $28,120
4WD 4-Door Hybrid 30 27 $30,002 $32,320
4WD 4-Door Hybrid Limited 30 27 $32,285 $34,830
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,862
$20,315
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,649
$21,440
Monthly Payment Estimate
$327 / month
$357 / 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. The 2012 Ford Escape still antes up solid crossover bona fides, but its sluggish handling and plasticky interior are ready for retirement
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 111.1 99.5
Second Hip Room (in) 44.0 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 39.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 53.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 33.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 71.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.4 8.4
Length, Overall (in) 175.8 174.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 43.2
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 67.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 103.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 28.4 31.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 37.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 70.8 67.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 40.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 35.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 10.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.9 x 0.5
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 16.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 40.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.0 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 36.7
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/70R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA T53
Front Tire Size P225/70R16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size P225/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA T53
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 225
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3468 3268
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10 5.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 997
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 166 @ 6000 171 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 23
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.545 3.5
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.693 1.25
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA - TBD -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.431 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.354 1.94
Trans Order Code NA 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.727 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.241 0.94
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Suzuki Grand Vitara Ford Escape
Body Style 4-Door 4 Door
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 7.5
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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