2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara  RealSafeCars62Safety Rating

#56 of 2011 SUVs

#147 of all 2011 vehicles


The Grand Vitara, part of Suzuki's lineup since 1999, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Suzuki offers a .-year, -mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara has a score of 62, implying a 0.066% chance of driver death (5.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0662% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.5566%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0662% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.5566% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara is 40% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara is 60% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8656Suzuki Grand VitaraDodge NitroMazda TributeFord EscapeSubaru ForesterToyota RAV4Honda CR-VHonda ElementKia SorentoMazda CX-7Kia SportageHyundai TucsonComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 56 to 86. The 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara is less safe than the 2011 Dodge Nitro, the 2011 Mazda Tribute, the 2011 Ford Escape, the 2011 Subaru Forester, the 2011 Toyota RAV4, the 2011 Hyundai Tucson, the 2011 Kia Sportage, the 2011 Mazda CX-7, the 2011 Kia Sorento, the 2011 Honda Element, and the 2011 Honda CR-V.

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