As few people are likely to choose the entry-level SZ3, the fact that it misses out on a height-adjustable driver’s seat isn’t a vast issue. The important thing is that from the mid-spec SZ-T model, which we recommend, you have it as standard to help tune your driving position. It’s not all good news, though; like a lot of city cars the steering wheel moves only for height and not reach, and there’s no lumbar adjustment available. The flat seats don’t provide much side support, either, so holding on to the steering wheel is the only form of support in tight corners.
With such a short bonnet front visibility is good and placing the car accurately very easy, but looking over your shoulder and trying to see past the Ignis’s thick, heavily-styled rear pillars is more of a challenge. Still, mid-range SZ-T cars come with a rear-view camera as standard, which helps.
Its interior materials are exclusively hard and feel low-rent compared to an i10, Picanto or Up, but Suzuki has at least experimented with a convincing two-tone dash that looks attractive and all the major controls are grouped conveniently to hand.
SZ-T and SZ5 cars get a decidedly aftermarket-feeling Pioneer infotainment system. But it does come with all the mod-cons: a 7.0in colour touchscreen, sat-nav, Bluetooth, a DAB radio and smartphone pairing - by dint of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto - all as standard. Sadly it’s not great to use: the menus are pretty unresponsive, tricky to navigate and the screen’s resolution low. SZ3 cars get a more simple system with no touchscreen, but it does feature a DAB radio and Bluetooth.
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