Overall reader verdict 5 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Suzuki Splash (08-) Hatchback
8 reader reviews for Suzuki Splash Hatchback.
  • 1.2 GLS 5dr

    John Mee , Suffolk . Date: 01/08/2015
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      51.4

    My car

    Great little car! Went in to Suzuki garage just to see it and effectively eliminate it from eventual choice, but was so impressed my Wife and I bought one. Excellent build quality, cheap to run - I get 59.2 mpg from it - and good load space. I owned a Volvo V70 previously which I bought as new and did 150,000 miles on it. So many things went wrong with it including the central brain which cost me £1,000 out of warranty. This car we have had for three years and 34,000 miles with no issues whatsoever. Starts first time every time, has all the extras on which you actually need, but not all the gizmos that you do not need and can go wrong. Good handling in wet and snow, quiet along the motorway, with an elevated driving position - perfect for us both. Tremendously easy to park too, with large wing mirrors. We have never regretted buying this car and will be going back to Suzuki for another car soon. This time a Jimny as Devon beckons and it will be an ideal car for the lanes. The official mpg is apparently 51.4 overall and I cannot put the mpg I am getting in the review window as it says I cannot achieve it! I repeat again that I actually get 59.20 overall mpg, and just for the record, I have been driving for over 50 years.

  • 1.2 SZ3 5dr

    Paul Hensby , . Date: 11/02/2015
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      50

    My car

    Now had the 1.2 SZ3 for three months and love it like a child. For my London driving it's ideal, gets in small spaces, zooms in and out of gaps and carries friends and family in good space and comfort. For my frequent long motorway drives it sits on the road doing more than is legal with no fuss and feeling of safety and security. I've not done too many country lane trips but those I have were great fun as it really sticks to the road on tight bends, breaks firmly and pulls away with decent acceleration. Yes, the boot space is small but adequate as a city car. I've got used to the excellent auto which can make it a sedate drive for normal use or impressively rapid when needed. Excellent speakers too.

  • 1.2 SZ4 5dr

    Jerry Cullum , Hampshire . Date: 08/03/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    We've now owned our Splash for nearly 3 years, and it's been great. We're not fast drivers, but if you push the 1.2 it'll certainly get moving. Driving sensibly and not trying to check the 0-60 times gets us a routine 50+mpg each tankful. It's been completely 100% reliable to date, and the service costs seem very reasonable. Practically, the car is excellent. I'm nearly 6ft4in, and I can get comfortable easily; the headroom is great. Sitting forward a little, we can seat our family just fine - that's two quite tall teenagers/young adults, my wife and me. The boot's not massive, but with careful packing (and trying to travel light - not something that comes naturally) we can and have packed for a week away; snug, yes, but OK. However, what the 'real' review here doesn't mention is that when you drop the rear seats you get a completely flat load platform which could take a fridge, or a mountain of stuff to the tip, or whatever - for such a small car it's great. The underfloor plastic tray area in the boot is great for muddy kit, too. Why the SZ4? The extra safety kit, mainly. It's cheap to run, easy to park, versatile and we also think it looks great (ours is 'copper'). The latest 1.2 engine is excellent, too. Totally recommended.

  • 1.0 SZ2 5dr

    Paul Robinson , Ayrshire . Date: 29/01/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      51

    My car

    Have read it's a good city car, I wouldn't know as I don't live near a city. What's it like on motorways? No idea, haven't been on a motorway for years. What I find it is very good for is Scottish winding highland roads, often single track with passing places, where most of my motoring is done.It is comfortable, reliable, very cheap to run and handles very well on narrow twisty roads. Don't expect to go fast because that is not what it is for, so it won't.(On the odd time I want to go fast I use my MGTF 160VVC). This is my 10th Suzuki including motorcycles and I have never been disappointed.

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