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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by len207



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Reviewed: 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara

4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.7L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Why the 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara?

Safety & braking

The base Grand Vitara comes with front and side airbags, antilock brakes and stability control.

Controls and instruments

Easily manages in all types of terran without need for exessive steering or shifting of gears.

Feature availability

The package even on a base unit is more than adequate for the average driver. This includes cruse control, a decent music system, OK climate control and usaeable interior lighting.

Exterior styling

When the SUV was first seen by co-workers and friends they complemented the styling and functionality of the exterior design. For my part it is clean and uncluttered and looks good as a bonus!

Materials & workmanship

The vehicle just seems solid to me. No creaks and growns or rattles and thumps. The wax from the dealership still looks very good when the vehicle is freshly washered even after a full year and more of driving it. The pearl black paint is very nice.

Why Not the 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara?

Powertrain performance

The small six seems to be a bit under powered for the size of the vehicle. There are more shifts and down shifts than one would like to have on a vehicle. It is noteworthy that Suzuki upgraded to a 3.3 V6 the following year.


The engine works very hard and when you want to move along it gets really loud. This is distracting and disquieting as it sounds like it will never make it to 50,000 miles. Where actually it is a sure thing that it will.

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