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Grand Vitara 3rd Gen. Vehicle Specifications


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Grand Vitara J3-Introduced in 2006 designated by 4 doors, unibody construction, and a longitudinal mounted drivetrain with V6 engine.




Type:                                       2.7-liter, V6, 24-valve DOHC

Materials:                                Aluminum cylinder block/aluminum cylinder heads

Displacement:                         2.7 liters (2,736 cc/167 cu. in.)

Bore x stroke:                          88.0 mm x 75.0 mm/3.46 in. x 2.95 in.

Compression ratio:                9.5:1

Horsepower:                           185 hp @ 6,000 RPM

Torque:                                    184 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 RPM

Valves per cylinder:                       Four

Fuel system:                            Electronic multi-port fuel injection, variable induction system, in-tank fuel pump

Emission compliance:                 LEV II/BIN5

Exhaust:                                  Single





Five-speed manual


1st                                            4.550:1

2nd                                           2.357:1

3rd                                            1.695:1

4th                                            1.242:1

5th                                            1.000:1

Reverse                                   4.436:1

Final drive ratio                 3.583:1


Five-speed automatic


1st                                            3.520:1

2nd                                           2.043:1

3rd                                            1.401:1

4th                                            1.000:1

5th                                            0.717:1

Reverse                                   3.224:1

Final drive ratio                 4.300:1




Four-Mode full-time four-wheel drive:  all-wheel-drive system and two speed – transfer case with locking differential and low range gearing.  The operating modes are:  4H mode, 4H lock mode, 4L lock mode (differential is always locked in 4L) and neutral mode for flat towing.




Front:                                       Independent:  MacPherson strut suspension with coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers and anti-roll bar.


Rear:                                       Independent:  Multi-link suspension with coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers and anti-roll bar.





Type:                                       Power-assisted rack-and-pinion

Overall ratio:                            14.0:1

Turns, lock-to-lock:            2.7

Turning circle:                          36.7 ft. (11.2 meters) curb-to-curb





Front:                                       Power-assisted vented disc with floating two-piston calipers and pad wear sensor

Rear:                                       Power-assisted rear drum (10.0 in./254 mm)

ABS:                                        Standard, four wheel, four channel

Traction control:                        Standard

Electronic Stability

Program (ESP)1:                        Standard


WHEELS                                16 x 6.5-in. steel

                                                16 x 6.5-in. alloy

                                                17 x 6.5-in. alloy


TIRES                                     P225/70R16


Spare:                                     P225/70R16








Wheelbase:                             103.9 in. (2,640 mm)

Overall length:                          176.0 in. (4,470 mm)

Overall width:                           71.3 in. (1,810 mm)

Overall height:                         66.7 in. (1,695 mm) 4WD/66.3 in. (1,683 mm) 2WD

Tread width, f/r:                    60.6 in. (1,540 mm)/61.4 in. (1,560 mm)

Overhang, front:                29.7 in. (755 mm)

Overhang, rear:                 42.3 in. (1,075 mm)

Ground clearance:                    7.9 in. (200 mm) 4WD/7.4 in. (188 mm) 2WD

Approach angle:               29 degrees 4WD/28 degrees 2WD

Departure angle:               26 degrees 4WD/25 degrees 2WD

Ramp break over angle:            19 degrees 4WD/18 degrees 2WD






Front:                           40.0 in. (1,016 mm)/38.2 in. (971 mm) with sunroof

            Rear:                           38.2 in. (970 mm)



            Front:                           41.3 in. (1,050 mm)

            Rear:                           37.2 in. (945 mm)


Shoulder room

            Front:                           56.3 in. (1,413 mm)

            Rear:                           54.9 in. (1,394 mm)


Hip Room

            Front:                           55.5 in. (1,409 mm)

            Rear:                           44.0 in. (1,119 mm)



Interior volume:                        125.4 cu. ft./122.9 cu. ft. with sunroof

SAE cargo index:            24.4 cu. ft. (rear seat up)/68.9 cu. ft. (rear seat down)

23.8 cu. ft. (rear seat up)/67.3 cu. ft. (rear seat down) with sunroof





Fuel tank:                                 17.4 gallons (66 liters)

Engine oil:                               5.0 quarts (4.8 liters) with filter

Engine coolant:            8.6 quarts (8.2 liters)






RWD, manual transmission:            3,452 lbs. (1,566 kg)

RWD, auto transmission:            3,505 lbs. (1,590 kg)

4WD, manual transmission:            3,582 lbs. (1,625 kg)

4WD, auto transmission:            3,682 lbs. (1,670 kg)






RWD, manual transmission:            3,000 lbs. (1,360.7 kg)

RWD, auto transmission:            3,000 lbs. (1,360.7 kg)

4WD, manual transmission:            3,000 lbs. (1,360.7 kg)

4WD, auto transmission:            3,000 lbs. (1,360.7 kg)





Manual transmission:               18 mpg/city and 23 mpg/highway

Automatic transmission:

2WD:                           19 mpg/city and 24 mpg/highway

4WD:                           19 mpg/city and 23 mpg/highway


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