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Used Suzuki Vitara 2015-present review

Used Suzuki Vitara 15-present
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Which used Suzuki Vitara 4x4 should I buy?

With a turbocharger to boost power, the smooth and nippy 1.4-litre petrol is actually the best of all the Vitara’s engines. However, because it’s only available on the top-level 4WD S model it’s too expensive to run.

The naturally aspirated 1.6-litre petrol is smooth and economical. It’s eager, too, and provides decent performance. 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.

Choose the diesel and you’ll benefit from a hefty hike in torque over the petrols, a feature that makes the Vitara relaxing to drive. It’s also cleaner and more economical than the petrol engines, so is cheaper to own and to run. It’s noisy under acceleration, though.

The entry-level SZ4 Vitara is well equipped. It gets climate control, cruise control, a DAB radio, electric windows, front foglights, USB and Bluetooth connectivity and 16in alloys. Consequently, it doesn’t feel like a completely budget choice.

We’d recommend seeking out the SZ-T trim, as it gets the integrated sat-nav and media system, as well as 17in alloys and rear privacy glass. These upgrades help make the Vitara look and feel a lot more upmarket.

SZ-5 features lots of upmarket upgrades including suede seat trim, LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof and adaptive cruise control.

The sporty S trim comes with the cracking 1.4-litre petrol engine and 4WD as standard. You get many of the SZ5’s features along with stiffer sports suspension, black alloy wheels and sportier interior detailing.

Our favourite Suzuki Vitara: 1.6 SZ-T

 

Used Suzuki Vitara 15-present

Which used Suzuki Vitara 4x4 should I buy?

With a turbocharger to boost power, the smooth and nippy 1.4-litre petrol is actually the best of all the Vitara’s engines. However, because it’s only available on the top-level 4WD S model it’s too expensive to run.

The naturally aspirated 1.6-litre petrol is smooth and economical. It’s eager, too, and provides decent performance. 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.

Choose the diesel and you’ll benefit from a hefty hike in torque over the petrols, a feature that makes the Vitara relaxing to drive. It’s also cleaner and more economical than the petrol engines, so is cheaper to own and to run. It’s noisy under acceleration, though.

The entry-level SZ4 Vitara is well equipped. It gets climate control, cruise control, a DAB radio, electric windows, front foglights, USB and Bluetooth connectivity and 16in alloys. Consequently, it doesn’t feel like a completely budget choice.

We’d recommend seeking out the SZ-T trim, as it gets the integrated sat-nav and media system, as well as 17in alloys and rear privacy glass. These upgrades help make the Vitara look and feel a lot more upmarket.

SZ-5 features lots of upmarket upgrades including suede seat trim, LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof and adaptive cruise control.

The sporty S trim comes with the cracking 1.4-litre petrol engine and 4WD as standard. You get many of the SZ5’s features along with stiffer sports suspension, black alloy wheels and sportier interior detailing.

Our favourite Suzuki Vitara: 1.6 SZ-T

 

Used Suzuki Vitara 15-present
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