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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door Manual
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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
4WD 4-Door Automatic Premium 19 23 $22,078 $22,999
2WD 4-Door Automatic Limited 19 25 $22,942 $23,899
4WD 4-Door Automatic Ultimate Adventure 19 23 $23,134 $24,099
4WD 4-Door Automatic Limited 19 23 $24,382 $25,399
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i 19 27 $21,939 $23,295
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual PZEV 2.5i 19 27 $22,247 $23,595
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i 22 29 $22,857 $24,295
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i 22 29 $23,165 $24,595
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i Prem 19 27 $23,370 $24,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual PZEV 2.5i Prem 19 27 $23,681 $25,095
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem 22 29 $24,288 $25,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Prem 22 29 $24,599 $26,095
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $26,460 $28,295
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited 22 29 $26,913 $28,695
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Limited 22 29 $27,222 $28,995
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem 18 25 $27,692 $29,495
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $29,667 $31,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,862
$21,939
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,649
$23,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$327 / month
$388 / 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. Like any all-around athlete, the 2012 Subaru Outback blends capable performance and rewarding handling, surprising interior volume and great versatility, with versatility and enough high-end options to keep most buyers quite happy.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 43.0
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 37.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 111.1 105.4
Second Hip Room (in) 44.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.3
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 39.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 61.0
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 107.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.4 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 175.8 188.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 65.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 28.4 34.3
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 71.3
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 Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.0 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 36.8
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/70R16 215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/70R16 215/70R16
Spare Tire Size P225/70R16 - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3000 2700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 270
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 405
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3468 3386
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 170 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 166 @ 6000 170 @ 5600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.727 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.241 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.545 3.45
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.693 1.30
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.431 3.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.354 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4-Door Wagon
Vehicle Name Suzuki Grand Vitara Subaru Outback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
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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