In this section:
- Driving position and dashboard
- Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
It’s easy to find a suitable driving position in the Suzuki Vitara because the driver’s seat and the steering wheel can both be moved up and down as well as forwards and backwards.
The seat is quite comfortable, although a little more side bolstering wouldn’t go amiss to grip you more tightly through corners. There's no adjustable lumbar support or electric seat adjustment.
The touchscreen is easy to use on the whole but can be a little slow to respond. The touch-sensitive pads for volume adjustment and other frequently used functions are more fiddly than physical buttons or dials would be.
It’s not as good as the system in the Ford Puma, and miles away from the set-up in the Volkwagen T-Roc.
An impression of unburstable quality is not something the Vitara exudes. The doors and bootlid feel quite light and tinny when you close them, while many of the interior plastics, including those on top of the dashboard and those lower down, feel cheap to the touch. The Puma, the Seat Arona and the Volkswagen T-Cross have altogether more modern-feeling interiors.