2021 Suzuki Vitara 1.4 Boosterjet Hybrid verdict and specs
The Suzuki Vitara 1.4 Boosterjet Hybrid marks a new, simplified range with just one engine choice. Is it a good one?...
Unfortunately the Vitara's new tech pushes its price dangerously close to that of the better driving Ford Puma, although keen Target Price discounts do help narrow that gap. At least the Suzuki does get plenty of standard kit including adaptive cruise control, sat nav and LED headlights.
You also get lots of autonomous safety tech as standard across the Vitara range with the introduction of the Hybrid. That includes blindspot monitoring, lane-keeping warning and assistance, rear cross-traffic alert and automatic emergency braking. If you want all of that on a Puma, you’ll have to specify the £900 driver assistance package, because it gets only automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assistance as standard.
Overall though, the Vitara can’t beat the way the Puma drives, nor surpass the Kamiq's interior quality or sheer amount of rear space. Unless you really must have a car with a four-wheel drive option, there are better options out there.
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Rated 3 out of 5
Suzuki Vitara 1.4 Boosterjet Hybrid SZ-T specification
Price £23,249 Engine 4 cyl, 1373cc, turbocharged, petrol Power 127bhp @ 5550rpm Torque 173lb ft @ 2000-3000rpm Gearbox 6-spd manual 0-62mph 9.5sec Top speed 118mph Fuel economy 49.7mpg CO2, tax band 128g/km (WLTP), 30%
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