Suzuki Ignis review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Performance & drive

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  • Suzuki Ignis 2022 interior steering wheel detail
  • Suzuki Ignis 2022 interior infotainment
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  • Suzuki Ignis 2022 static off road
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Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is

The Suzuki Ignis's 1.2-litre Dualjet petrol engine has a modest 82bhp, but it certainly doesn't feel as though it lacks power. That's partly thanks to the hybrid system that helps out at low engine speeds.

It’s more responsive than the entry-level Dacia Duster, the Toyota Aygo and the Volkswagen Up. More expensive turbocharged rivals, such as the Ford Puma, Skoda Kamiq and Volkswagen T-Roc, are peppier still, though.

Still, the Ignis's low weight and compact dimensions help it feel manoeuvrable, and grip levels are reassuring. Its real trump card, though, is that you can opt for four-wheel drive to allow the Ignis to be taken off road.

While the Suzuki Allgrip technology is designed to help the Ignis cross muddy fields rather than mountain ranges, the fact that it's available in such a small car is impressive. As is the fact that it brings proper off-road technology, including hill descent control.

How does it ride? Well, the Ignis’s soft suspension set-up translates to a generally comfortable ride, cushioning wavy dips and crests.

Unfortunately, the effect is marred by constant fidgeting over scruffy town roads and a thwack that reverberates through the body if you stumble across a sharp-edged pothole. Among small cars, the Hyundai i10 is comfier. And if you’re only considering small SUVs, the Ignis is nowhere near as cushy as the Kamiq or T-Roc.

refinement on the move is a mixed bag. The Ignis’s engine is always audible but never coarse, emitting a pleasantly sugar-coated note even when thrashed. There is road noise at 70mph, but it’s the wind noise from gusts around the windscreen pillars and door mirrors that’s more irksome on a prolonged jaunt along the motorway.

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