2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara Overview

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Avg. Price: $8,252
Base 4WD
Avg. Price: $8,916
2 national listings
Avg. Price: $9,349
Luxury 4WD
4 national listings
Avg. Price: $11,074
1 national listing
Avg. Price: $9,284
Xsport 4WD
3 national listings
Avg. Price: $9,616

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Average User Score

3.85 stars

Based on 10 reviews

Eften Puften by Hüseyin
 — it could me more powerful, hundred and fourty horse power may not enough sometimes. perfect air conditioning, perfect sound system but not dvd, i have installed something else. inside of car is very b... Read More
Awesome: Value For Money Is Very Attractive! by Arthur
 — Full-time 4WD, Japan-made, automatic transmission, ESP, 170 horse-powered engine, high capacity, spare tyre on the back, modern exterior. Lack of some modern electronic features and NO DIESEL engin... Read More
Just Like A Toyota by Jesse
 — It has great quality but not so when riding in the back on long trips. Has good performance, good brakes and it handles really well. It is very fun to drive although it can be uncomfortable in the b... Read More

2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara Overview

Overall User Score

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2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Inexpensive and roomy, with a long list of standard features and a 7-year/100,000-mile warranty. No wonder this compact SUV is a popular choice for those looking for a capable off-road performer at a budget price. The 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara, unlike many comparably sized and priced SUVs on the market, features both rear-wheel drive and a four-mode full-time all-wheel-drive system with high- and low-range gearing. With nearly eight inches of ground clearance, skid plates, and a choice of 16- or 17-inch wheels, the Vitara feels at home both on and off the road.

For 2008, the Grand Vitara gets a few minor tweaks, including more sound insulation, a remote gas door release, and a standard tire monitor on all trims. The X Sport trim now features a standard sunroof. The SUV comes in three trims. Base Grand Vitaras start with full power accessories, a CD/MP3 player, cruise control, a trip computer, and wheel-mounted controls. The X Sport adds the sunroof, foglights, a roof rack (optional on Base trims), and a 6-CD changer. The top-of-the-line Luxury goes all out with heated leather seats and leather trim, wood accents, and heated mirrors. All trims offer ABS brakes, dual front-side and side curtain airbags for both rows, and traction and stability control, which help them earn four- and five-star crash ratings. The only engine is a rather weak 2.7-liter, 185-hp V6 with either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic. It rates around 17/22 mpg and can tow up to 3,000 pounds.

The 2008 Grand Vitara gets high marks for its interior room. The SUV seats four in two rows, with 60/40 split-folding and reclining rear seats. There are some complaints about the ease of folding the rear seats, which fold flat only if the seat cushions are flipped up and attached to the back of the front seats. The cargo hold expands from 24 cubic feet to nearly 69 cubic feet and comes standard with tie-downs, a net, and a cover. The tailgate opens sideways instead of upward. Families on a budget love the versatility, room, and extensive convenience features in the 2008 Grand Vitara. Some drawbacks include sluggish and noisy acceleration from the V6, disappointing fuel economy, and some complaints about uncomfortable seats.


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2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara Idles At 3500 Rpm's

I recently bought a 2008 suzuki grand vitara and it idles at 3500 rpm's. Every car I have owned idles around 1000 rpm. I don't know much about suzuki's and was wondering if this high idle is normal ...

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Susan Trader-Daugherty

How Do I Put It In 4 Wheel Drive

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Does It Use More Gas Being In Permanent 4wd

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Jesse Williams

How Much Is A 2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara X-sport W/sunroof Worth??

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Tire Wear

Passenger rear tire keeps going bald in the middle of the tire.The tire pressure is proper,and the alignment is dead on as i'm told?Deale told me tires,tire company told me didn't rotate(but replaced...

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