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Suzuki Vitara

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Summary


The Suzuki Vitara is a small SUV/crossover model and the best-selling car in the Suzuki range. The current model is the fourth generation Vitara, which went on sale in 2015 and was given a substantial facelift in late 2018.

The Vitara has received average to good reviews from the UK motoring media, with our overall Expert Rating currently placing it in middle of the small SUV/crossover field. It has received particular praise for its practicality, versatility and value for money, but has been criticised for the low quality of its interior fittings compared to rivals.

Key specifications


Body style: Small SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, petrol/electric hybrid
Price: From £23,749 on-road

Launched: Spring 2015
Last updated: Spring 2022
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

The Car Expert

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Auto Express

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Autocar

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Car

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Carbuyer

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Carwow

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Company Car Today

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Evo

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Heycar

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Honest John

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Parkers

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The Sun

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The Sunday Times

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Which?

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: April 2015

89%

ADULT OCCUPANT

85%

CHILD OCCUPANT

76%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

75%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Suzuki Vitara has not been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Suzuki Vitara has received

2019

  • Honest John Awards – Best Small Crossover
  • Cargurus Used Car Awards – Best Small Crossover

2018

  • What Car? Awards – Best Buy Small SUV under £16,000

2017

  • What Car? Awards – Best Buy Small SUV under £15,000

2016

  • Honest John Awards – Car of the Year
  • Tow Car Awards – Ultralight Tow Car of the Year
  • What Car? Awards – Best Buy Small SUV under £15,000

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Suzuki VitaraThe Suzuki Vitara has received generally good reviews from the UK media, with our Expert Rating currently placing it in the top half of the small SUV field.