New Suzuki Ignis vs Dacia Duster

Suzuki’s new Ignis is an inexpensive way to get off-road ability. We find out if it’s a better choice than the recently revised Dacia Duster...

New Suzuki Ignis vs Dacia Duster

Our verdict

The Duster is an uncomplicated 4x4 that’s big and butch enough to satisfy those after a workhorse for many thousands of pounds less than any other ‘proper’ SUV. But for all that, it’s outclassed by the Ignis, which is nearly as practical (boot space aside), far better to drive on road and far better equipped. It’s a cheerful car that’s fantastically cheap to own and just as at home in town as it is on a dirt track, and the Duster just can’t match that breadth of abilities.

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1st – Suzuki Ignis


New Suzuki Ignis vs Dacia Duster

For Fantastic value; standard equipment; fun to drive

Against Buzzy on the motorway; firmer ride than Duster; only four seats

Verdict A characterful and broadly talented car both on and off road

Rated 4 out of 5

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2nd – Dacia Duster


New Suzuki Ignis vs Dacia Duster

For Roomy interior; capable off road; punchy engine

Against Lots of body roll; vague steering; hard work to drive in town

Verdict Good value, but ungainly to drive and short on safety kit

Rated 3 out of 5

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Specifications: Dacia Duster TCe 125 4x4 Lauréate

Engine size 1.2-litre petrol, turbocharged

List price £14,895

Target Price £14,789

Power 124bhp @ 5250rpm

Torque 151lb ft @ 2000rpm

0-60mph 10.4sec

Top speed 110mph

Gov't fuel economy 44.1mpg

CO2 emissions 145g/km

Specifications: Suzuki Ignis 1.2 SHVS 4x4 SZ5

Engine size 1.2-litre petrol

List price £13,999

Target Price £13,565

Power 89bhp @ 6000rpm

Torque 88lb ft @ 4400rpm

0-60mph 11.2sec

Top speed 106mph

Gov't fuel economy 60.1mpg

CO2 emissions 106g/km