What used Suzuki Vitara 4x4 will I get for my budget?
Entrance to the Vitara club starts at around £9000, at the time of writing, for which you should be able to pick up a 2015 car with an average to high mileage with a full history from an independent dealer. Up the budget to between £10,000 and £12,000 and you’ll get a 2015 car with a lower mileage, or an early 2016 car with a higher one. Spending between £13,000 and £15,000 will net you a good 2016 car with all the right criteria: an average mileage, a full history and and the backing of an independent or franchised dealer.
How much does it cost to run a Suzuki Vitara 4x4?
If you seek out the diesel version you’ll see it has a claimed average fuel consumption figure of 70.6mpg in SZ-T trim, the best in the range. Add the Allgrip four-wheel drive and that drops to 67.2mpg. Of the two petrol engine options, the quicker 1.4 Boosterjet offers an average claimed figure of 52.3mpg, while the naturally aspirated 1.6-litre petrol claims 53.3mpg. Add four-wheel drive Allgrip to that and it drops to 50.4mpg.
Insurance groupings for the Vitara are keen, ranging from 13 for the petrol 1.6s up to 22 for the 1.6 diesel with four-wheel drive.
Vitara service intervals are annual or after 12,500 miles. Take out a Suzuki Service plan and you can fix the cost of your parts and labour servicing for three years. You can choose how you want to pay: either direct debit or one-off payment. A fixed-price basic service costs £129, or £259 for the fixed-price Service+.