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2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2009 Jeep Patriot 2009 Subaru Forester
     
2WD 4dr I4 Man
  • 2WD 4dr I4 Man
  • 2WD 4dr I4 Man Premium
  • 2WD 4dr I4 Auto
  • 2WD 4dr I4 Auto Premium
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Man Premium
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Auto Premium
  • 2WD 4dr I4 Auto XSport
  • 2WD 4dr V6 Auto XSport
  • 2WD 4dr I4 Auto Luxury
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Auto XSport
  • 2WD 4dr V6 Auto Luxury
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Auto XSport
  • 4WD 4dr I4 Auto Luxury
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Auto Luxury
FWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Sport
  • 4WD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Limited
2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Automatic
  • 2.5X Automatic
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium/All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium and All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium/All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium and All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X L.L.Bean
  • XT Limited
  • 2.5XT
  • 2.5X L.L.Bean
  • 2.5XT
  • XT Limited
  • 2.5X L.L.Bean with Navigation
  • XT Limited with Navigation
  • 2.5X L.L.Bean with Navigation
  • XT Limited with Navigation
  • 2.5XT Limited
  • 2.5XT Limited
  • 2.5XT Limited with Navigation
  • 2.5XT Limited with Navigation

Prices

MSRP $18,499 $17,540 $19,995
Invoice $17,759 $16,507 $18,938
Avg. Paid $8,149 $9,688 $12,408

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 7.3 8.0
Critics' Rating 8.6 7.1 8.5
Performance 7.2 7.3 8.2
Interior 8.1 7.1 8.2
Operating Cost 7.8 8.0 7.8
Safety 8.5 9.1 9.4
Reliability 2.5 3.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful engine options
  • Good off-road capability
  • Comfortable interior with easy-to-use controls
  • Good off-road performance with four-wheel drive
  • Spacious interior and ample cargo room
  • Spacious, comfortable interior
  • Great cargo space
  • Good handling
  • Great safety scores
Cons
  • Low safety and reliability ratings
  • On-road performance is not as smooth as competitors’
  • Underpowered engine options
  • Back seats are uncomfortable
  • Below-average reliability rating
  • Interior less refined than competitors

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Two Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/146 Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas Flat 4-Cyl 2.5L/150
MPG 19 City / 26 Hwy 23 City / 28 Hwy 20 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4-Door Sport Utility 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.9 103.7 103
Length, Overall (in) 177.1 173.6 179.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 69.1 70.1
Height, Overall (in) 66.7 65.7 65.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3468 3053 3250

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front All-Terrain Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Terrain Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Optional Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Front Reading Lamps Optional
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Rear Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Optional Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Optional Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Optional Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 125.4 101.7 107.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 41.0 41.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 40.6 43.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 54.6 56.1
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 52.3 52.9
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 39.9 40.4
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 39.4 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 54.0 55.6
Second Hip Room (in) 44.0 51.0 52.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) - TBD - 54.2 68.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) - TBD - 23.0 33.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Optional
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Optional Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Optional Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.4L/144 2.5L/150
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 166 @ 6000 172 @ 6000 170 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 162 @ 4000 165 @ 4400 170 @ 4400
Transmission Manual Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 36.7 35.6 34.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 13.6 16.9

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson-type
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-link Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Stabilizer bar

Transmission

Automatic Optional
Continuously Variable Trans Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard