The 2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara EX adds mostly sportier appearance features to this compact, rear-wheel drive SUV. Foglights, 16-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, wheel-mounted audio cont...
The 2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara EX adds mostly sportier appearance features to this compact, rear-wheel drive SUV. Foglights, 16-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, wheel-mounted audio controls, and a moonroof are some significant upgrades from the LX.
The 2005 Grand Vitara EX features a 2.5-liter, 24-valve, DOHC V6 with output numbers of 165-hp and 162 ft-lbs of torque. A 5-speed manual is not available for the EX, which must content itself with the 4-speed automatic. The SUV seats four in two rows, with split-folding rear seats and front bucket seats. Front legroom exceeds 41 inches, while rear legroom squeezes in at 30.6 inches. The cargo hold expands from 23.4 to 50 cubic feet, and features tiedowns and a cargo cover. More room can be found on the standard roof rack. The rear window carries its own wiper, and the rear door opens to the right. Dual front airbags, 4-wheel disc brakes, skid plates, automatic headlights, and daytime running lights help earn four stars in frontal impact and five stars in side impact tests. ABS brakes are optional, but there are no side curtain airbags.
Inside the cabin, the EX looks much like the LX. Power locks, windows, and heated mirrors are joined by wheel-mounted cruise control, remote entry, tilt and power steering, automatic climate control, a tachometer, and an 8-speaker CD player. There are no additional options offered.