Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Grand Vitara gained a four star rating from Euro NCAP for occupant safety - good for this type of car. Standard Suzuki Grand Vitara safety equipment is good with ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution, dual front, side, and front and rear curtain airbags. All cars have remote central locking and an immobiliser. For 2009, the Grand Vitara also comes with indicator side repeaters mounted in the door mirrors and ESP stability control as standard.

The wide opening tailgate and high roof means that large and awkwardly-shaped objects are swallowed easily, although loading can be quite tricky as it's quite high off the floor. The load area on the five-door is good, while the boot space offered by the three-door is acceptable for a couple, rather than a family. The seats tumble and fold, which gives even the three-door near van-like practicality if needed.

Both have a hidden storage bin under the boot floor (see boot/load space in the gallery), which is useful for hiding valuables. Inside there's a large glovebox, centre storage bin and bottle holders in the door pockets.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Suzuki Grand Vitara (05-14).

  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Manual sunroof
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Rear electric windows
  • Steel wheels

+ equipment

+ standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
+ optional equipment
None available

Attitude equipment

Attitude standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
Attitude optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts

SZ 4 equipment

SZ 4 standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control
SZ 4 optional equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Rear electric windows

SZ 5 equipment

SZ 5 standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control
SZ 5 optional equipment
None available

SZ3 equipment

SZ3 standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control
SZ3 optional equipment
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Space saver spare wheel

SZ4 equipment

SZ4 standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control
SZ4 optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel

SZ5 equipment

SZ5 standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control
SZ5 optional equipment
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

SZ-T equipment

SZ-T standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control
SZ-T optional equipment
None available

X-EC equipment

X-EC standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Manual sunroof
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
X-EC optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Suzuki Grand Vitara (05-14) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 4 stars
  • Child Occupant - 3 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 3 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.