Recent reviews of the all-new Suzuki Vitara are showing the new compact SUV is turning out to be a real class contender, taking on rivals such as the Nissan Juke and Citroen C4 in style.
The Vitara, offered in a choice of either 1.6-litre petrol or 1.6 diesel engines is available starting for a modest £13,999, and customers who purchase by the end of April will receive a free upgrade to either a Rugged or Urban pack.
Select models are available with Suzuki’s ALL-GRIP four-wheel drive system and the all-new Vitara is also in automatic. Buyers can pick from a host of personalisation options which include interior trim panel colours through to exterior cosmetic upgrade packs.
Value for money is at the heart of the Suzuki brand, and so there is no surprise that you get a great deal for your money. The entry-level petrol SZ4 model comes with a whole range of features as standard, including DAB radio, Bluetooth, cruise control and climate control. A similarly specified Juke would cost you over £1500 more.
Their flagship SZ5 model, available from £17,999 includes a touchscreen sat-nav and media system, adaptive cruise control and LED headlights, as well as interior upgrades that include suede-covered seats.
Whatcar? Test drive Review
The Whatcar? test drive review highlights that the Vitara is “a surprisingly enjoyable car to drive, in part thanks to its eager 1.6-litre petrol engine. It revs smoothly and willingly, and even makes quite a good noise in the process.”
They go on to say “It doesn’t offer up as much low-down pull as the turbocharged engines found in some of the Suzuki’s rivals, but the saving grace is that the Vitara’s five-speed manual gearbox is smooth and precise, so it’s no chore to change gear and keep the engine in the higher rev ranges, where it responds best.”
Inside the Vitara, the WhatCar? reviews are equally as pleasing commenting that “the cabin is a solid, sensibly laid out and well-built affair.”
Overall What Car? Gives a pleasing 4 out of 5 stars. You can read the full WhatCar? review here.