Last post on Mar 27, 2007 at 3:49 AM
You are in the Suzuki Grand Vitara/Vitara
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Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki Vitara, SUV
#1 of 6 Grand Vitara (07, 4x4): real off-roading capability references, experiences
Mar 26, 2007 (1:47 pm)
A co-worker said that it could only do light off-roading, not like a jeep.
I tend to think that's not a true statement.
Yes, jeep wrangler has 11% more HP, but many of them don't have full-time 4x4. Plus, GV has limited-slip differential (apparently it only matters in AWD mode), which none of the wranglers have, other than saharas, which cost about $5.5K more.
I think GV is good for real off-roading. The only thing i noticed on mine is some pipes and bars on the bottom, which kind of reduce the amount of real clearance available for off-road, but i think it's still capable of hard-core off-roading.
What arguments pro and con do you have on this subject?
P.S. I don't need to mention that Jeep Liberty, for instance, doesn't have full-time 4x4 at all, AFAIK. And the models that do have 4x4 cost a lot more than GV does. So for me GV would still be the best choice, but i kinda wonder about its off-roading comparisons against some other models.
#6 of 6 Re: The only limitation that comes up: [ultranet]
Mar 27, 2007 (3:49 am)
I did some off-road with mine and it's almost comparable with the previous Cherokee I had. If Jeep can say that one of the version of the Patriot is trail rated (the version with the proper drive-train), well just add 2 inchs of clearance to the GV with some kits already availables and you get better numbers.