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Suzuki Ignis

(2016 - present)

The Suzuki Ignis is a small city car-sized crossover model. It shares its name with a Suzuki model from the last decade, but the current model is an all-new vehicle that was released in late 2016.

Being a slightly more rugged version of a city car with optional four-wheel drive, the Ignis doesn’t have many direct rivals. However, many conventional city cars would do a similar job for most buyers.

The Suzuki Ignis has received mostly positive reviews from the UK motoring media, including several awards. However, it has also received a “Don’t Buy” recommendation from Which? magazine due to its relatively poor three-star safety rating.

The Ignis has received particular praise for its quirky and distinctive styling, competitive pricing and general practicality for a city car. On the other hand, it has been criticised for poor driving dynamics and cheap interior materials compared to other similarly-priced vehicles.

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Body style: Small five-door crossover
Engines: petrol with mild hybrid assistance
Price: From £12,999 on-road

Launched: Winter 2016/17
Last updated: Summer 2019
Replacement due: TBA


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

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Daily Mail




Green Car Guide


Honest John




The Sun


The Sunday Times


The Telegraph


Top Gear


What Car?





Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 3 stars
Date tested: November 2016









Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Suzuki Ignis has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Suzuki Ignis has received


  • Honest John Awards – Best City Car
  • What Car? Awards – Best Small SUV under £15,000


  • What Car? Awards – True MPG Award


  • Scottish Car of the Year Awards – Compact Car of the Year
  • Northern Group of Motoring Writers – Car of the Year

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