Used Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4 2005-2014 review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Alternatives

Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4 (05-14)
  • Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4 (05-14)
  • Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4 (05-14)
  • Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4 (05-14)
  • Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4 (05-14)
  • Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4 (05-14)
  • Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4 (05-14)
  • Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4 (05-14)
  • Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4 (05-14)
  • Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4 (05-14)
  • Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4 (05-14)
Used Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4 2005-2014 review
Star rating

Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4?

When the Suzuki Grand Vitara first came out, we tested it against the Nissan X-Trail and Kia Sportage. Both of these rivals beat the Vitara in the test, and today the X-Trail in particular looks like a better buy. It’s no more expensive than the Grand Vitara, has a nicer interior and is far more comfortable on the move.

It’s also worth trying a Honda CR-V which is also more comfortable than the Grand Vitara and endowed with a smarter interior. The CR-V also has an excellent reputation for reliability, especially in petrol form.

Overview

The Suzuki Grand Vitara is a compact 4x4 that’s capable off the road, but crude to drive on it.

  • Great looks
  • Off-road ability
  • Spacious five-door
  • Harsh ride
  • Too much engine and road noise
  • High running costs