We could start with something humdrum and objective about the Suzuki Vitara, such as it’s a compact, five-seat SUV that’s designed to be affordable, practical and easy to live with. And you know what? It is all of those things, but what it’s not is a boring box on wheels - we actually think it’s a cracking little car.
It's a very different car to the original Vitara, which was both smaller and more rugged, and is instead more closely related to Suzuki's SX4 S-Cross, and pitched as a rival to the likes of the Citroën C4 Cactus, Skoda Yeti and Nissan Juke. These cars are some of the most popular in the UK, offering SUV style for low prices.
So, should the Vitara earn a place on your shopping list? Read on over the next few pages for everything you need to know about it before buying one, including our recommendations for which engine and trim level to choose.