The 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara is less comfortable around town, and has worse fuel economy than class leaders, but if you’re looking for an affordable off-road SUV, it will do the trick.
The 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara is one of the more affordable compact SUVs on the market. And, for the money, you get a long list of standard features (including navigation), one of the longest warranties in the class and available four-mode all-wheel drive that makes the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara a credible off-road SUV.
But, reviewers point out a few things that keep the Grand Vitara from being a lock. For one, the on-road ride is harsh and bumpy. The cargo area is accessed through a side-swinging rear door that reviewers say is impractical. Plus, its fuel economy is poor for the class. In the end, most reviewers conclude that the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara isn’t a bad SUV – it’s just that others in the class are better.