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Suzuki Vitara vs Citroen C4 Cactus

The latest Suzuki Vitara takes on one of our favourite small SUVs, the distinctive Citroen C4 Cactus

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Suzuki Vitara and Citroen C4 Cactus

Our verdict

It’s a close-run thing, but the Suzuki Vitara is worth the small extra it’ll cost you to own. It’s better equipped, better to drive and its bigger, more practical interior also counts in its favour.

The Citroen C4 Cactus certainly has the better engine and its interior, while not quite as user-friendly, is more stylish and that bit more upmarket. However, it’s merely average to drive and its driving position won’t suit everyone.

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1st – Suzuki Vitara 1.6 SZ-T 2WD

For Good to drive; practical interior; cheaper to buy; lots of kit

Against Comparatively high CO2 emissions; steering; heavier depreciation

Verdict The more affordable end of the small SUV sector has a new champ

Read the full Suzuki Vitara review


2nd – Citroen C4 Cactus 1.2 PureTech 110 S&S Feel

For Lower CO2 emissions; strong and smooth engine; stylish interior

Against Steering wheel adjustment; standard kit; fiddly touchscreen

Verdict A good all-rounder, marred by a couple of flaws

Read the full Citroen C4 Cactus review


Specifications: Citroen C4 Cactus 1.2 PureTech 110 S&S Feel

Engine size 1.2-litre petrol

List price Β£16,815

Target Price Β£15,810

Power 109bhp

Torque 151lb ft

0-60mph 9.5sec

Top speed 117mph

Fuel economy 50.0mpg

CO2 emissions 107g/km


Specifications: Suzuki Vitara 1.6 SZ-T 2WD

Engine size 1.6-litre petrol

List price Β£16,250

Target Price Β£15,345

Power 118bhp

Torque 115lb ft

0-60mph 9.5sec

Top speed 112mph

Fuel economy 53.3mpg

CO2 emissions 123g/km

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