There are more upmarket small SUVs, but the Suzuki Vitara is one of the most spacious and is great value for money. Stick with the entry-level 1.0-litre petrol engine and SZ4 trim for the best bang for your buck.get the best price
SZ-T can be specced with 1.0 and 1.4 engines and gets 17in alloys, sat nav, smartphone mirroring, a DAB radio and a rear-view camera. However, this posher trim pushes the Vitara’s price squarely into Seat Arona and Volkswagen T-Cross territory.
Engine: 1.0 Boosterjet
The 1.0-litre engine is our top recommendation, and is a worthy contender to other turbocharged rivals, such as the 1.0 TSI in the Seat Arona. It’s more than capable, with power arriving promptly when you put your foot down – not the case in some rivals with small turbocharged engines.