2015 Suzuki Grand Vitara buyers are kinda like Skoda buyers; they’re loyal because they know the kind of quality they’re going to be treated to. In an understated way, the new Suzuki Grand Vitara continues to be an affordable 4×4 that offers excellent performance, solid build quality, practicality, reliability as well as unrivalled value for money. It also excels off-road too. Let’s take a closer look with our Suzuki Grand Vitara review.
Off-Road Competence of the 2015 Suzuki Grand Vitara
Once again, the 2015 Suzuki Grand Vitara is better off-road than its rivals, including the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. It comes with a 4WD system that is tailor-made for off-road performance as opposed to wet road traction, and perhaps as a result ground clearance is pretty fantastic. The downside to the 4WD system is that steering can get a little unresponsive at times, as can the chassis when you’re cruising along the road. Body roll is also a bit too strong, and the 2015 Suzuki Grand Vitara does suffer from ’bouncing’ a little bit too often. Then again, if you like to bounce around on some of our bumpy roads, you’ll find this to be a jolly fun ride! Benefiting the car is independent suspension for each wheel. If you opt for the 1.9-litre DDiS Suzuki Grand Vitara diesel engine, you might find it to be a bit noisy, but running costs are excellent and it gets to 62mph from rest in 13.2 seconds. It’s not the quickest unit in the range, but no 2015 Suzuki Grand Vitara excels when it comes to speed.
2015 Suzuki Grand Vitara New Looks
One of the 2015 Suzuki Grand Vitara problems the brand faces is whether to go for a more metrosexual SUV look some of its competitors have been going for. There have been some revisions undertaken to the general aesthetics of the new Suzuki Grand Vitara, and there is no denying that this is a much slicker proposition than before. The front grille is the most noticeable difference to this car’s predecessor, now looking sharper and sportier, with this particular scribe being reminded of a certain flamboyant Italian sports car. Other changes include deeper set front fog lights, as well as revised alloys. The length has increased too; if you opt for a five door, length has increased by 200mm, whilst a three door benefits from 170mm extra length. And, due to customer demand, more Suzuki Grand Vitara parts have been added, including a 16” spare wheel 225/70 tyre.
Facts and Figures on the 2015 Suzuki Grand Vitara
2015 Suzuki Grand Vitara deals start out from around £16,000 and rise to about £23,800. You can get hold of a used Suzuki Grand Vitara for a little less. There is a choice for consumers between a five door and a three door, with the latter coming with petrol units only. The five door is available with the popular 1.9-litre DDiS Suzuki Grand Vitara diesel. There are three trim levels in all: SZ3, SZ4 and SZ5, whilst Suzuki Grand Vitara accessories include ESP stability control, ABS with EBD, and a 6 CD stereo. If you do opt for the 1.9-litre Suzuki Grand Vitara diesel, you’ll be emitting 174g/km of CO2, which is an improvement on last time, whilst fuel economy has been improved to 41.5mpg.
The 2015 Suzuki Grand Vitara is in danger of being left behind in the SUV market, thanks to buyers wanting their SUV’s to be a bit slicker, a bit more dynamic, and a bit more exciting. But this car will always retain a healthy band of merry followers thanks to what it offers them: practicality, reliability, safety, and value for money. Moreover, it’s as bombproof and as indestructible as they come. If you want to join the new Grand Vitara club, we certainly wouldn’t discourage you!
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