Suzuki Vitara 1.4 Boosterjet 48V Hybrid SZ5 5dr Auto Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
Suzuki Vitara 2021 front
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RRP £26,599What Car? Target Price£23,275
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.

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SZ5 models, available with only the 1.4-litre engine, get lots of upmarket upgrades, including adaptive cruise control, a panoramic sunroof, 17in alloy wheels and front and rear parking sensors. It also gets a raft of safety kit, including automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, blindspot monitoring and traffic sign recognition. 

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.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

49.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

375

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

129

g/km

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