Used Suzuki Grand Vitara (2005 - 2014) Costs

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2014
Whether you love them or loathe them, 'soft-roaders' are here to stay and it's Suzuki who's partly responsible for them. It launched one of the first - the Suzuki Grand Vitara - back in 1988 and set the soft-roader trend that other manufacturers followed.

3 out of 5

Running costs

Insurance groups start at group 12 and rise to 14, which are rather high compared to similarly-sized rivals. Depreciation won't be as steep as the old car and fuel economy is acceptable. Suzuki Grand Vitara running cost will be helped by the affordServicing at Suzuki dealers is good value and parts are reasonably priced too.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year


£1,377 - £1,615 *


£1,180 - £1,339 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 103p and diesel 109p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Every 9,000 miles


Three years/60,000 miles

Road tax (12 months)

£240.00 - £565.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I
  • J
  • K
  • L
  • M

CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

Suzuki Grand Vitara emissions aren't particularly wonderful. It isn't particularly environmentally friendly in terms of carbon dioxide emissions, but there is a diesel in the line-up, and the 2.4-litre petrol engine (launched late in 2008) offers similar performance to V6 rivals, but with much lower emissions.

Find the exact engine and CO2