Most modern crossover vehicles (CUVs) are not really designed to go off-road…at least not much beyond a dirt road.
But that’s certainly not the case with the Suzuki Grand Vitara which still retains the classic SUV body architecture.
In fact, most small CUV are built just like cars and would (and could not) handle the rocks, roads or steep inclines of the Rocky Mountains.
So that begs a pretty simple question: off-road what’s the most logical
school body on frame SUV to compare to the old
school body on frame Suzuki Grand Vitara.
The answer was right before our eyes…another Suzuki Grand Vitara of course.
And before you get to confused we’ll note that while both Suzuki’s we tested were silver and had the drive-train…but one was come with all of the stuff you normally see on trail rated and lifted Jeep while the other one was bone stock.
Check out the video below to see how a stock Suzuki Grand Vitara does in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains when tested against one that’s off-road ready.
Click HERE for another off-road mountain video review of the grand daddy of the classic old school SUVs: The new 2010 Land Rover LR4.