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    Default Grand Vitara 2.4 manual, Poor fuel consumption

    Hello all

    I don't know why but my GV 2.4 manual gives very poor fuel consumption, between 7.5-8.5 km/l in the city and open road it is a bit better, between 9.5-10.5 km/l with a very light foot

    It is a 2012 (pre-facelift, with TC) with around 110k km's on the clock, and the reason why I went for the manual over the 4 speed auto was the better fuel economy the manual has over the auto and now I am getting the same or even worse numbers than guys with the 3.2 V6's

    Any advice, as I am considering getting the 2.4 auto if it returns the same consumption and then at least I have the comfort of the auto
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    Default Re: Grand Vitara 2.4 manual, Poor fuel consumption

    Well, my auto gives me 5-6 km/l in town and about 7 km/l on the highway so in my eyes your manual is OK.

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    Default Re: Grand Vitara 2.4 manual, Poor fuel consumption

    2.4 is a long stroke motor always a bad fuel consumption on it.... through the whole range of motor vehicles makes it is the same with the same class cc motors 😯
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    Hi Bud, i used to get exactly what your getting before i fitted bigger tyres, mine is a manual 2.4 with 30k on the clock. Your consumption is spot on.

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    Eish!

    So it sounds like sticking with the manual except if I am willing to go for very very poor consumption.

    Went on fuelly and it seems there are guys with better consumption with the manuals and even the autos, they probably just lucky I guess

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    Default Re: Grand Vitara 2.4 manual, Poor fuel concumption

    Sorry i though your post was sarcastic.
    you are getting good fuel consumption on that GV.
    It will never be an Aygo. its a 4x4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocin View Post
    Sorry i though your post was sarcastic.
    you are getting good fuel consumption on that GV.
    It will never be an Aygo. its a 4x4
    Was a little sarcastic

    Was just hoping for a bit better I guess, need to get use to it. Only reason I asked was I saw guys getting better figures

    No for sure, exactly the reason I bought it was the great all-round ability, etc. It is still great consumption for something that is permanent 4x4

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    A family member has the Suzuki car with the same motor, this its a Kinshazi or something and he gets the same consumption as me in the Vitara. Its correct bud.

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    Getting 7km/l in town. Open road touching 10km/l
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay4 View Post
    A family member has the Suzuki car with the same motor, this its a Kinshazi or something and he gets the same consumption as me in the Vitara. Its correct bud.
    Haha, It's the Kizashi if I'm not mistaken, took me a long while to be able to pronounce that!

    O ok, not doing to bad then

    So it would not be recommended to go for the auto if one look at the consumption? What does the guys with the 3.2 V6 get in city and open road?

    The manual can be jurky when not shifting 100%, so my wife would like to consider the auto but with figures mentioned above I doubt it, even though it will be more comfortable to drive off-road

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    Quote Originally Posted by AwesomeMan View Post
    Haha, It's the Kizashi if I'm not mistaken, took me a long while to be able to pronounce that!

    O ok, not doing to bad then

    So it would not be recommended to go for the auto if one look at the consumption? What does the guys with the 3.2 V6 get in city and open road?

    The manual can be jurky when not shifting 100%, so my wife would like to consider the auto but with figures mentioned above I doubt it, even though it will be more comfortable to drive off-road
    I get better consumption out of our 3.6 Wrangler................How much does a new GV costs again?
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    I know it's not comparing apples with apples, but when I got my Jimny back in 2010, I was there ready and waiting when they off loaded it from the truck.
    So no tinkering from the service department what so ever upon delivery.

    My average fuel consumption was 13km/l, very nippy and drove well.

    Along came the 15k km service - all good as they just check everything and top up what's needed.

    The problem came in with the 30k km service. After I got the vehicle back the consumption dropped to 10,5km/l and the performance was way down. Dealer insisted noting was changed, even after numerous visits and proof of my logbook (consumption).

    The only thing that I could think of (in my mind, I may be wrong) was that the ecu was altered on the 30k service, as that was the first time the dealers actually "plugged in" their computers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    I get better consumption out of our 3.6 Wrangler................How much does a new GV costs again?
    About 1/2 of what a jeep wrangler costs
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    Quote Originally Posted by saxj View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by AwesomeMan View Post
    Eish!

    So it sounds like sticking with the manual except if I am willing to go for very very poor consumption.

    Went on fuelly and it seems there are guys with better consumption with the manuals and even the autos, they probably just lucky I guess
    My fuelly looks relatively good (10.0 km/l average over 63 000 km) but it's only because I have spent 90% of that distance on the open road. One thing that is lekker, is that I have not managed to get my consumption below 7 km/l, even in low range and thick sand!

    As confirmed above, your consumption is right on par for a Grand Vitara and right on par for a 2.4 engine and full-time 4x4.

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    Thanks for the informative comments (except for one

    Do love the vehicle, will not stop enjoying it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AwesomeMan View Post
    Thanks for the informative comments (except for one
    it was a pleasure

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    Not exactly double

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    I wouldnt rely on the computer for accurate consumption. Fill your car up. Zero your mileage counter thingy lol. Drive it Into reserve, record your mileage and divide it by the amount of liters from your second fill.

    Just did a 2500km Road trip. My last tank got me 10km per liter on my 2.4 Auto. that was with a fullload, car jam packed plus a weca carrier on the back fully loaded. But got as bad as 7km per liter going uphill inland.

    Couple things I've noticed...

    For, me in the auto town driving is hardly much worse. But if you hit the open road at 120km+ per hour and it will suck petrol like a cold beer.

    I keep it at about 110 to 115, under 3000 rpm and consumption improves drastically.

    Part of the problem is that 4 speed auto, it would get way better consumption with a 5th gear crushing at 120km +.

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    If you really want to improve your consumption a bit more, use the instant consumption meter and when on the open road lift your feet just a little from the pedal but not too much that that the speed reduses. You will see the meter dropping and try keep it under 10. Going uphil do not try an keep your speed but keep your foot still, you will however loose some speed but you will save on fuel. O and do not use the speed control as it uses more fuel. I once managed to get 12km/l but at a speed of 110km/h. My normal average on the open road is between 10.5-11km/l @ 120. Not bad for a permanent 4x4.
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    Yeah driving style has alot to do with it. My manual gv does 10.5L/100 in town and 9.0 L/100 on highways. This is over 85k km average.

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