Which used Suzuki Vitara 4x4 should I buy?
The naturally aspirated 1.6-litre petrol is smooth and quite eager. It isn’t the cleanest engine around, though, and it doesn’t offer as much mid-range pulling power as some rivals’ smaller turbo engines. But it's the best compromise in terms of how much it costs to buy versus performance. With a turbocharger to boost power, the nippy 1.4-litre petrol is actually the best of all the Vitara’s engines. However, because it’s only available in high-spec trims and mostly with four-wheel drive, it’s more expensive to buy and run.
Choose the diesel if you plan on doing lots of miles. However, it's a bit too unrefined in everyday motoring to make it our first choice.