The modelRead full Suzuki Vitara review
There are more upmarket small SUVs, but the Suzuki Vitara is one of the most spacious and is great value for money. Even the entry-level model gets plenty of kit, and its mild-hybrid technology helps to keep running costs down. However, similarly priced rivals are better to drive and feel more upmarket inside.
The trimSee full equipment
While SZ-T may be the entry-level trim, it’s our preferred trim level. That’s because it keeps the price down while coming with plenty of standard equipment, including 17in alloy wheels, a rear-view camera, adaptive cruise control, automatic air conditioning, automatic LED headlamps, automatic front windscreen wipers, heated door mirrors and a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system with DAB radio, Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto smartphone mirroring.
The engineSee full engine specs
This 1.4-litre petrol engine uses mild-hybrid technology. Its power delivery is strong and smooth with plenty of performance to get you up to motorway speeds, or to swiftly whip past a slow-moving tractor on a country lane. On paper, it makes the Vitara faster than the equivalent mild-hybrid version of the Ford Puma, and the similarly powered petrol engine in the Volkswagen T-Cross.
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