I am shopping for a used SUV and am interested in the 2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.4 liter engine. Do you know if it is a reliable vehicle?
The Suzuki Grand Vitara is a simple SUV design and quite reliable. But these are vehicles that are now old, and we should not just rely on a general trend. Whether it’s the climate or the quality of the roads, vehicles are put to the test in Quebec, and buying a neglected model could cost you dearly. Not because its design is bad, but because its maintenance has been completely neglected.
It is therefore necessary that the seller can show you invoices that prove a certain follow-up. Grand Vitara also tend to rust, check that an anti-rust treatment has been applied regularly. On the engine side, both the 4-cylinder and the V6 are overall solid if they’ve been properly maintained. On the other hand, the 2.4-liter engine is less powerful than the 6-cylinder and its high fuel consumption does not really make it more economical to use …
Whether the vehicle is sold by an individual or a professional, it is very important to have it inspected by an independent entity. This will allow you to check the condition of the bodywork, structure, engine and any items that could be costly to replace. It is also a good way to negotiate the sale price if certain parts are at the end of their life.
In video: our souvenir test drive of the 2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara