The compact Suzuki Vitara delivers both a good driving experience and creditable fuel economy. This smart-looking SUV also comes with noteworthy safety credentials, and is available in SZ4, SZ-T and SZ5 trim levels.
The Vitara is small enough to handle urban driving with ease and is not averse to a bit of light off-roading too. The vehicle’s handsome appearance is further compounded by the inclusion of standard features such as lightweight 16-inch alloy wheels and silver roof rails. The latter are not just for show, of course, as they provide a useful option when it comes to transporting larger items such as bicycles. Also featured are front and rear skid plates, which help to prevent damage to the vehicle’s underside whenever it ventures off the beaten track.
The Vitara provides comfortable positions for up to five travellers and offers decent legroom too. Standard features include front and rear electric windows and automatic air conditioning, which help ensure that a pleasant cabin temperature is always easy to achieve. The Vitara possesses a 375-litre boot space, which should be big enough for most day-to-day purposes. However, with rear seats folded, 710-litres of cargo capacity becomes available.
A 1.6-litre petrol engine is installed as standard, which is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. This produces 118bhp, 156Nm of torque and 0-60mph in approximately 11.7 seconds, while returning up to 53.3mpg and a 123g/km CO 2 emission figure. The most fuel-efficient engine option is a diesel unit (available with SZ-T grades) that puts out 320Nm of torque and returns as much as 70.6mpg and emissions as low as 106g/km.
The Vitara’s FM/AM and DAB radios provide a wide range of stations, with the latter delivering pin-sharp audio quality. A CD player is included too, as is Bluetooth and USB connectivity. The vehicle’s sound system can be safely operated using steering wheel-mounted controls.
The Vitara has earned a maximum five-star crash-test rating from Euro NCAP. Among its wide range of driver aids are speed-limiting Cruise Control, which allows the driver to pre-set a maximum speed. Electronic Stability Programme is included too, automatically compensating for any loss of traction in order to keep the vehicle on course. ISOFIX child-seat anchors and tethers and child-proof locks are just some of many passive safety elements that are featured as standard.
The multi-award-winning Vitara
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