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2011 Suzuki Equator

(Photos courtesy of Suzuki)           BREA, Calif. – With the introduction of the 360cc Jimny in 1970, Suzuki became the first Japanese automaker to enthusiastically embrace the consumer side of four-wheel drive. Suzuki built on that landmark introduction and its versatile and dynamic product line with the 2009 introduction of the Equator, marking the company’s first …

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2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara

(Photos Courtesy of Suzuki)         The Suzuki Grand Vitara continues to surprise and delight its owners – and prospective owners – with its balance of genuine off-road capability, on-road composure and day-in, day-out livability. The vehicle’s surprising off-road performance is enabled by a reinforced-for-rear-wheel drive (RWD) unibody chassis having more in common with luxury SUVs than the …

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2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Built Like a Brute The Suzuki Grand Vitara continues Suzuki’s 40-year heritage of building compact but rugged SUV-type vehicles, including a rugged little model named “Brute.” The current Grand Vitara has proven its durability in some of the toughest markets around the world. Key to the Grand Vitara’s go-anywhere capability is its unibody construction with integrated ladder frame, rear-drive-based driveline …

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2010 Suzuki SX4 SportBack

At A Glance: 2010 Suzuki SX4 SportBack New, affordable, hot hatch SX4 SportBack adds enhanced level of ‘Sport’ to utility. All-new 150 hp, 2.0L engine with six-speed manual transmission also offers a performance CVT with paddle shifters. Segment-exclusive standard navigation with available MSN enabled real-time traffic, weather, movie times, stock updates, headlines, lowest gas prices finder, airline arrival/departures and on-screen Bluetooth …

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2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara XSport

  Review Notes: 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara XSport (3.2L V6 / Automatic) Pros ·Very capable on & off-road ·Supple suspension ·Point-and-shoot off-road capability ·More powerful engine ·Comfortable seats ·Great visibility Cons ·Noisey interior at high speeds ·Some brake fade when conducting successive emergency stops  ·No 6-speed manual transmission availability EPA Fuel Mileage 17 city, 23 highway The Final Word Incredibly capable off-road …

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2009 Suzuki Equator RMZ-4

Review Notes: 2009 Suzuki Equator RMZ-4 (4.0L V6 / Automatic) Pros ·Very capable on & off-road ·Rear locker ·Supple suspension ·point-and-shoot off-road capability ·Lined bed with beefy tie-downs ·Full skid plating Cons ·Weak fuel economy ·Soft brake pedal ·Hunting automatic transmission ·No 6-speed manual transmission availability EPA Fuel Mileage 15 city, 20 highway The Final Word Incredibly capable off-road truck …

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2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara XSport

Review Notes: 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara XSport(2.7L V6 / Automatic) Pros Cavernous cab Function over form Keyless entry and start system Surefootedness both on and off road Cons Excessive road noise above 40 mph Anemic engine Poor approach/departure angles vs. previous generations EPA Fuel Mileage 19 city, 23 highway The Final Word Very fun 4X4 to drive that is more …

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2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara

The ’06 Suzuki Grand Vitara is all new and offers sleek new styling, a larger and more powerful standard V6 engine, safety features that include six standard airbags and Electronic Stability Program® (ESP)¹ (including traction control). The new Grand Vitara is longer and wider than the previous model and offers increased interior space for driver and passenger comfort. In addition …

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2005 Suzuki XL-7

Traveling east from Sacramento on either Interstate 80 or 50, the capital of California extends into ever-expanding suburbs. Sierra Nevada foothill communities soon follow and then respectively the well-known gambling and recreation meccas of Reno, Nev., and Lake Tahoe, Calif. Busier freeways exist, but both Northern California thoroughfares have their share of hectic commuter traffic and every other conceivable transportation …

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1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara

What is in a name? Well with Suzuki the first thing that used to come to mind was either “Gesundheit!” or “Nice dirt bike!” And when someone said “Vitara” you immediately thought of Jimmi Hendrix. Not true any more as Suzuki’s newest line of mini-utes makes a serious statement in the vast realm of 4×4’s and SUV’s. With a noteworthy …

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