Suzuki Vitara 1.4 Boosterjet 48V Hybrid SZ5 5dr Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

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  • Suzuki Vitara 2022 interior dashboard
  • Suzuki Vitara 2022 interior rear seats
  • Suzuki Vitara 2022 interior infotainment
  • Suzuki Vitara 2022 front cornering
  • Suzuki Vitara 2022 rear tracking
  • Suzuki Vitara 2022 right tracking
  • Suzuki Vitara 2022 front right static
  • Suzuki Vitara 2022 right static
  • Suzuki Vitara 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Suzuki Vitara 2022 front lights detail
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RRP £25,749What Car? Target Price£25,373
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

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.

Upgrading to the Vitara SZ5 doesn’t add too much to the price tag but does add the sliding panoramic roof that limits head room. On top of that, you also get 17in alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, suede interior trim, electronically folding wing mirrors and built-in sat-nav.

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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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

52.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

362

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

121

g/km