For The Splash looks cute inside and out, and the cabin is impressively spacious for a small car. It's good to drive, too.

Against The tiny boot limits its overall practicality, it's pricey and a few details are annoying, like the hard-to-read rev counter.

Suzuki Splash Hatchback
33 5stars

The Suzuki Splash is good to drive and the spacious cabin defies its small size, but there are cheaper and more generously kitted alternatives.

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The full Suzuki Splash review

There are 4 Suzuki Splash versions available

Hatchback 1.0 SZ2 5dr £9,599
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.0 SZ3 5dr £10,319
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 SZ3 5dr £10,799
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 SZ4 5dr £11,879
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Suzuki Splash comes with a choice of 1.0-litre and 1.2-litre petrol engines. Both are capable of worthy performance, but you'll only tap into it once the revs rise above 4000rpm. Both are smooth, though, so giving them plenty of revs is no hardship.

All versions have decent standard kit, including electric front windows, remote central locking, a CD stereo and a leather-covered steering wheel with audio controls. Higher-trim cars add alloy wheels, air-conditioning, front foglamps and rear privacy glass, but when the standard model is so well equipped, we'd save ourselves the cash.

Reader test team says:

Suzuki Splash Hatchback 1.2 GLS 5dr

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…

John Mee

5 out of 5 stars

Suzuki Splash Hatchback 1.2 SZ3 5dr

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…

Paul Hensby

4 out of 5 stars

Suzuki Splash Hatchback 1.2 SZ4 5dr

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. …

Jerry Cullum

5 out of 5 stars

Suzuki Splash Hatchback 1.0 SZ2 5dr

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…

Paul Robinson

4 out of 5 stars
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