2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara

At a Glance

Pricing $18,999 - $21,199
Drive Types RWD, AWD
Engines 2.7l V6
Transmissions A5, M5
Fuel Economy 18-19 (city), 23-24 (highway)

Suzuki has revamped the formerly stodgy Grand Vitara into a sleek, aggressively styled compact SUV. All models (2WD or 4WD) are equipped with a 185-bhp 2.7L V-6. Transmission choices include a 5-speed manual or automatic. Unlike most competitive vehicles, the Grand Vitara offers a combination unibody/ladder frame, full-time 4WD, center differential lock, and a 2-speed transfer case for low speed off-road excursions. Standard ESP (Electronic Stability Program) and 6 airbags enhance safety. A 3,000 lb. towing capacity allows the Grand Vitara to accommodate larger trailers.

What Changed:

The Grand Vitara is a bit of rarity in the spectrum of SUVs. The 2006 model is all-new inside and out. All US Grand Vitaras are powered by a 2.7L V6 engine and offer RWD and 4WD configurations.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Grand Vitara 2.7l V6 (185-bhp) M5 AWD 18/23/20 $20,199
Grand Vitara 2.7l V6 (185-bhp) A5 RWD 19/24/21 $19,999
Grand Vitara 2.7l V6 (185-bhp) A5 AWD 19/23/21 $21,199
Grand Vitara 2.7l V6 (185-bhp) M5 RWD 18/23/20 $18,999