We could start with something humdrum and objective about the Suzuki Vitara, such as the fact that 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 runabout.
It's a very different car to the original Vitara, which was both smaller and more rugged; the current model is instead pitched as a rival to the likes of the Seat Arona, Renault Captur and Citroën C3 Aircross. These models are some of the most popular in the UK, offering SUV style for hatchback 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 before buying one, including our recommendations for which engine and trim level to choose. Don’t forget to check out our New Car Buying service for savings on the Vitara and hundreds of other cars.