What should I look for in a used Suzuki Vitara 4x4?
The Vitara will have been used mainly in the urban jungle, so check the bodywork for scuffs picked up in tight car parks. The Allgrip four-wheel drive versions may have had occasional off-road use, too, so check the undersides of the car front and rear. Check the interior for wear and tear and also the seats front and rear for full operation. It’s also worth having a look at the alloy wheels on the higher spec models, as these can pick up damage from kerbs.
What are the most common problems with a used Suzuki Vitara 4x4?
Reported problems are very few, but those from our last survey centred on non-engine electrics, with one or two mentioning air-con issues, though all problems were fixed under warranty and within a week. Other problems included trim coming away under the dash and some thought the flimsy doors and boot lid closing procedure too fragile.
Is a used Suzuki Vitara 4x4 reliable?
Yes, it seems it is. The Vitara scored an excellent 84.2% rating in our most recent reliability survey, putting it up among the front runners in the small SUV class.
Suzuki as a brand finished in fourth place overall, out of 32 manufacturers, a sparkling result.