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Used test: Suzuki Vitara vs Volkswagen T-Cross verdict

You could save yourself thousands on either of these small SUVs by buying them at a year old. We've put them head to head to see which is the better buy...

Suzuki Vitara and Volkswagen T-Cross

Our verdict

On paper, the Vitara looks a bit of a bargain next to the T-Cross. And it's undoubtedly a decent choice, because its low purchase price is combined with impressive space and practicality.

If you can afford the extra up front, though, we think the T-Cross is worth it, because it's nicer to drive and to ride in, comes with more safety equipment and is actually likely to be the slightly cheaper option in the long run, thanks to its superior fuel economy and residuals.

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1st – Volkswagen T-Cross

Volkswagen T-Cross front studio

For Quieter and comfier; more safety kit; impressively frugal
Against Pricier to buy, smaller boot; no parking sensors

What Car? rating 5 stars out of 5

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2nd – Suzuki Vitara

Suzuki Vitara front studio

For Spacious interior; superior visibility; tempting prices
Against Vague steering; firm ride; no AEB with SZ-T trim

What Car? rating 4 stars out of 5

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Specifications: Suzuki Vitara 1.0 Boosterjet SZ-T

Engine size 1.0-litre petrol
Power 109bhp
Torque 125lb ft
0-60mph 10.2sec
Top speed 111mph
Fuel economy 43.2mpg (test average)
CO2 emissions 121g/km

Specifications: Volkswagen T-Cross 1.0 TSI 115 SE

Engine size 1.0-litre petrol
Power 113bhp
Torque 148lb ft
0-60mph 9.5sec
Top speed 120mph
Fuel economy 45.1mpg (test average)
CO2 emissions 121g/km

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