There’s a lot of room all round in the front of the Vitara, even for taller drivers - although if you’re really tall check that the head room-zapping panoramic glass roof fitted to the top-spec SZ5 trim doesn’t cause your head to brush the rooflining. Deep footwells help create plenty of leg room and loads of knee room, too.
There’s a good range of seating adjustments, so most occupants shouldn’t find it hard to get comfortable. Bolstering the Vitara’s practical nature are a variety of storage spaces in the front cabin, including decently sized doorbins, two cupholders and a spacious glovebox.
There’s even overhead storage for your sunglasses and a coin drawer to the right of the steering wheel. The USB and 12V sockets located handily by a tray just in front of the gearlever make it easy to store and charge your mobile phone.
Suzuki Vitara rear space
Those in the back of the Vitara have the benefit of outer armrests on the doors and three adjustable headrests. There are also bottle holders in the doors, a storage tray between the front seats, and pockets in the back of the front seats.
Even with taller passengers in the front, there’s plenty of leg room and a decent amount of head room in the two outer seats - as long as you avoid the space-zapping panoramic glass roof that comes fitted to the top-spec SZ5 model. An adult can sit in the centre seat but they’ll find shoulder room tight, and because it’s slightly raised up they might find their head brushing the rooflining, too.
Suzuki Vitara seating flexibility
It’s pretty standard fare here, with rear seats that split and fold 60/40, granting you much more storage space.
Simply pulling the levers mounted on top of the rear seats is all that’s needed to lower the backrests, and you don’t need to faff about removing the rear headrests beforehand as you do in some cars. Because the backrests aren’t awkward to move or heavy it’s no chore getting them back up again.
Suzuki Vitara boot space
The Vitara has one of the biggest boots in its class, so if you regularly carry plenty of luggage, this is the car for you. And it’s thoughtfully designed, too: there’s no load lip down to the boot floor, while the floor itself isn’t too high off the ground, making lifting those heavier items that bit easier.
It features a useful underfloor storage area that is also ideal for stowing valuables or loose items. There are two storage pockets, one on each side, too. Drop the rear seats and space increases even further; the seats don’t fold completely flat, but at least there’s no awkward step in the extended boot floor to make life difficult when loading in long, bulky items, as there is in some of the Vitara’s rivals.