Suzuki Ignis variants
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Total cash price £8,999. Borrowing £7,199 with a £1,800 deposit at a representative APR of 12.9%.

49 monthly payments
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6000 miles

Suzuki Ignis buying guide

What Suzuki Ignis trim levels are there?

Before it was discontinued, SZ3 trim kicked off the Ignis range. It had air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity and DAB radio, but was pretty basic. You went without the split-folding rear seats, for one thing.

As well as that useful feature, SZ-T trim gets a touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 16-inch alloy wheels, a reversing camera and the handy roof rails. Top-spec SZ5 gets autonomous emergency braking, which boosts the Ignis’ safety credentials, as well as keyless entry, sat nav and LED headlights.

Suzuki Ignis interior and technology

We’re not going to tell you that the Ignis has a luxurious interior, because it doesn’t. There are some hard plastics dotted around the cabin and a general feeling of cheapness. But it’s a cheap car, not a six-figure Range Rover, so that might not matter too much. With the infotainment screen seeming like an afterthought, it’s quirky inside, and is a bit different to the likes of a Hyundai i10 or Skoda Citigo.

The infotainment system could be better, in truth, but if you’ve got an Apple or Android smartphone then you can just use your phone’s apps instead. Simples.

Suzuki Ignis engine range explained

(Most popular) Suzuki Ignis 1.2 Dualjet petrol

Suzuki’s 1.2-litre Dualjet petrol produces 83hp and enables a sub-13-second 0-62mph time. That’s not too bad, being on a par with city car rivals, but it’s best around town. On faster roads, it can feel a little underpowered – especially with four people on board – but then this is common in city cars. More modern examples of the engine come with SHVS badging, and these cars can manage over 50mpg.

Your Suzuki Ignis questions answered

The Ignis has been skipping around UK streets since January 2017, and was facelifted in 2020. The most noticeable difference is a changed grille, with four holes that make it look a little like a Jeep. Higher-spec cars also get extra body cladding and roof rails for that rufty-tufty style. Current trim levels are SZ3, SZ-T and SZ5, which we’ll explore a little further down the page.

At 3.7 metres long, the Ignis doesn’t take up much space on the road at all. It’s about 10cm longer than a Volkswagen Up, but a little shorter than a Suzuki Swift. With the Ignis’ taller stance and raised ride height, it might make it easier to get in and out of the Ignis than the Swift.

That height also means there’s plenty of headroom and, because you sit quite upright, you should have a decent amount of room. It’s unlikely to feel claustrophobic unless you’re taller than average. Just make sure you’re getting a five-seater if you need five seats, as some Ignises (Ignii?) only come with four seatbelts. Boot space stands at 260 litres – better than any other city car – although that drops to 204 litres if you choose a four-wheel-drive car.

You’ve only got one engine to pick in your Ignis – a 1.2-litre petrol. Buuuut, there’s a choice of manual or automatic gearboxes and, on the top-spec SZ5, you can pick versions with Suzuki’s AllGrip 4x4 system so you can skip up gravel hills like a CarPlay-equipped mountain goat.

The Ignis is a great little car and its set of talents make it unique among super-small cars thanks to its optional four-wheel drive and off-roading gear.

Not only can the Ignis go much further off road than almost all its direct rivals, there's next to no price premium for the pleasure. It's still affordably priced in line with city-flavoured hatchbacks, despite the extra mechanical equipment.

It becomes fairly obvious where Suzuki saved money once you sit inside the Ignis thanks to the extensive use of hard plastic surfaces. Even here, however, the brand has still managed to package the cabin in such a way that it feels charmingly rugged rather than budget basement.

Most versions of the Ignis come with front-wheel drive but, unlike most cars this size, four-wheel drive is available as an option. Suzuki calls this option AllGrip, so keep an eye out for models with that badge if you want to take your Ignis off road.

If you're not planning on going any further off road than a grassy field, you'll probably be better off with the front-wheel-drive model. It's a little cheaper and more efficient, and adding winter tyres over the cold months will be more beneficial than switching to a version with four-wheel drive model that lacks them.

Suzuki generally has a good reputation for reliability and there are no widespread reports of issues with the Ignis. The components it's built from are comparatively cheap and simple, and Suzuki's maintenance costs should be more affordable than more premium brands.

For ultimate peace of mind, you can specify an extended warranty for your Ignis. This will protect you in the event of an unexpected mechanical or electrical failure.