Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Compared with similarly sized city cars such as the Hyundai i10 or Volkswagen Up, the Ignis’s price tag is ever so slightly more expensive. Put it next to its small SUV rivals and it’s a different story: the Ignis undercuts the Ford Puma and Nissan Juke by some margin. Granted, both those cars offer much more space, but unlike either of them, the Ignis gives you the option of four-wheel drive.
Suzuki frequently offers discounts on the list price and very tempting PCP finance deals so make sure you check out our free What Car? New Car Deals pages – an Ignis could be cheaper than you think.
That said, we can see why you would go for SZ5. For a relatively small premium, it gives you a few additional creature comforts plus automatic emergency braking (AEB) as standard to push the Ignis’s Euro NCAP score to the maximum five stars, way better than the Duster and the majority of city cars. On Ignis models without AEB, that rating drops to three.
As a brand, Suzuki managed to place joint third out of 30 in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, below only Dacia (in second place) when it comes to the close rivals we’ve mentioned in this review. The Ignis itself placed joint eighth out of 20 in the small SUV category.
Suzuki’s warranty runs for three years or 60,000-miles, which is fairly typical for the class. All versions come with an immobiliser and security deadlocks on the doors.
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