Used Suzuki Grand Vitara (1998 - 2005) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 23 Jul 2014
3
The original Vitara kicked-off the lifestyle 4x4 sector in 1989. The larger Grand Vitara arrived in showrooms in 1998, with chunkier styling, a better interior, comfier ride and more safety kit.
Suzuki Grand Vitara (98-05)
Value, reliability.
Bouncy ride.

New price range:

£10,840 - £19,858

Used price range:

£272 - £2,180

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

The original Vitara kicked-off the lifestyle 4x4 sector in 1989. The larger Grand Vitara arrived in showrooms in 1998, with chunkier styling, a better interior, comfier ride and more safety kit. The longer XL-7 came along in 2001, available as a five-seater with a huge boot, or as a seven seater.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

2.5 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

2.5 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

2 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Great fuel economy, up to 50mpg on a run. Loads of boot space with rear seats folded flat. Small enough to chuck about.  

5 out of 5

Albert Duffy ,   21 Oct 2015    ... read more

 Flat-folding rear seats can easily be stowed away to create a sizeable load area. Being a three-door, the boot is fairly small, so it's best to think of it as a long-distance two-seater with a...  

5 out of 5

Callum McColgan ,   01 Sep 2014    ... read more

 Its size and ability to carry seven in comfort if needed or five and a mountain of luggage.  

4 out of 5

Mike Royston ,   27 Apr 2013    ... read more

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