Suzuki Ignis review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Passenger & boot space

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Suzuki Ignis 2019 RHD rear seats
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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

The roominess of the Suzuki Ignis depends on how you perceive it. Strictly speaking, it’s a small SUV, by which measure it’s unremarkable. However, many people will look at the dinky Ignis as an alternative to a city car and, by that barometer, it’s big.

The Ignis does something quite incredible given its tiny dimensions, comfortably accommodating four adults. Few small SUVs are able to do such a thing, let alone city cars. Going for the entry-level SZ3 trim gets you five seats, but, in truth, you’ll struggle to get five adults onboard, due to the narrowness of the rear bench. Our suggestion is to opt for SZ-T trim, which only packs four seats but allows the rear two to individually tilt for comfort and slide backwards and forwards to prioritise boot space or leg room as required.

Behind the rear seats there’s a decently proportioned boot. This is much bigger than the average city car can muster, but its pronounced load lip can be awkward when you need to heave heavy items in. Also awkward is the step that’s formed in the boot floor when you fold the rear seats (60/40 split on the five-seat SZ3, 50/50 on all other models); this makes it difficult to slide heavy or bulky items towards the front of the car. Be warned that, due to the space required for fitting the four-wheel-drive gubbins in Allgrip versions, the boot of those models is about 20% smaller than that of standard cars.

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