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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 SLE-1
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door SLE-1 22 32 $24,282 $25,560
FWD 4-Door SLE-2 22 32 $25,612 $26,960
FWD 4-Door SLT-1 22 32 $27,084 $28,510
FWD 4-Door SLT-2 22 32 $29,697 $31,260
AWD 4-Door SLE-1 20 29 $25,944 $27,310
AWD 4-Door SLE-2 20 29 $27,274 $28,710
AWD 4-Door SLT-1 20 29 $28,747 $30,260
AWD 4-Door SLT-2 20 29 $31,359 $33,010
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,862
$24,282
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,649
$25,560
Monthly Payment Estimate
$327 / month
$426 / 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. Excellent fuel economy and a comfortable cabin are a big contrast to the 2012 GMC Terrain's boxy shape.
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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
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
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 55.1
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 39.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 111.1 99.6
Second Hip Room (in) 44.0 51.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 55.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.4 6.9
Length, Overall (in) 175.8 185.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 66.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 28.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 112.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 72.8
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 62.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 70.8 63.9
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) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 28.4 31.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.9 x 0.8
Brake Type Pwr Power
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 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.0 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 40.0
Steering Type Pwr Variable power assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/70R16 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size P225/70R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA QMU
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/70R16 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA QMU
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3468 3853
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 166 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code NA LEA
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.4/146.5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 32
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.431 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.354 2.96
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.727 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.241 1.45
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.545 4.58
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.693 1.91
Trans Type 5 6
Summary
Body Style 4-Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Suzuki Grand Vitara GMC Terrain
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Trailing arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
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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