Before 2004, the body-on-frame Vitara SUV was available as a two-door soft-top, four-door wagon and extended-length wagon.
We found the V6 sluggish, its power blunted by its automatic transmission.
In fact, we've found all Vitaras to be slow, noisy, and uncomfortable.
The redesigned 2006 Grand Vitara brought unibody construction and a fully independent suspension.
The V6 was still sluggish and returned just 18 mpg.
The stiff, jittery ride, vague steering and reluctant handling didn't impress us either.