Suzuki Vitara variants
Total price
Monthly payment
Figures are based on a 20% deposit

Finance representative example (PCP)

Total cash price £12,799. Borrowing £10,239 with a £2,560 deposit at a representative APR of 12.9%.

49 monthly payments
£184.70
Fixed interest rate
12.9%
Total amount payable
£16,760.57
Cost of credit
£3,961.57
Optional final payment
£5,335.00
Annual mileage limit
6000 miles

Suzuki Vitara buying guide

What Suzuki Vitara trim levels are there?

Entry-level Vitaras come in SZ4 trim. This version gets alloy wheels, cruise control, climate control and a CD player with Bluetooth and DAB radio.

Next up is SZ-T trim. This gains larger alloy wheels and an infotainment system with sat nav, a reversing camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Stepping up to range-topping SZ5 trim brings some nice extra touches including posher alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, nicer seat fabric and keyless entry, along with front and rear parking sensors.

Suzuki Vitara interior and technology

The Vitara’s interior is led by function over form. You get decent passenger space thanks to the SUV bodywork and the dashboard has an intuitive ergonomic layout. There are more hard and scratchy plastics used in the Vitara’s cabin compared with some more plush rivals, helping the Vitara hit its relatively low price point. Despite this, everything feels well constructed and strong enough to stand up to whatever you or your kids can throw at it.

Suzuki’s infotainment system benefits from its simplicity. Menus are easy to navigate because there simply aren’t that many functions, helping you get familiar with the setup quickly. SZ-T models and up offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, allowing you to use apps such as navigation and music directly from your smartphone.

Passenger space in the Vitara, considering the price point, is pretty good, with the cabin handily beating the many small hatchbacks that can also be found at this price. Boot space is fine for day-to-day use but isn’t quite as large as some rivals in this segment, and is further compromised in full-hybrid models thanks to the bulky rear-mounted battery pack.

Suzuki Vitara engine range explained

(Most popular!) Suzuki Vitara 1.0 Boosterjet

This is entry-level engine available for the Vitara – a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine. This unit makes 111hp, which is enough for a 12-second 0-62mph time. This will make a good choice for city and suburban drivers but might feel a little strained when overtaking on the motorway.

Suzuki Vitara 1.4 Boosterjet

Suzuki also offers a 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine in the Vitara. This lifts power to 140hp, dropping the 0-62mph time to less than 10 seconds, helping this engine feel much stronger on the road than the 1.0-litre.

Suzuki Vitara 1.4 Boosterjet 48V Hybrid

From late 2020 onwards, Suzuki swapped the 1.4 Boosterjet for an updated, mild-hybrid version. This can’t quite do the Toyota Prius-style electric-only driving some hybrids are known for but the addition of the electric motor assistance means you get the same performance as the old 1.4 but with a welcome boost in fuel economy.

Suzuki Vitara 1.5 Full Hybrid

This is the most recent addition to the Vitara’s engine range. This pairs a non-turbo 1.5-litre petrol engine with a larger motor and battery than the 48V version, allowing it to cover short distances without using the engine.

Suzuki Vitara 1.6 petrol

You'll find slightly older Vitaras with a 1.6-litre non-turbo petrol engine. It's smooth to drive, fairly nippy off the line and will typically be cheaper than an equivalent Vitara with a Boosterjet engine.

Your Suzuki Vitara questions answered

The Suzuki Vitara is only available in one bodystyle and it’s a five-door hatchback SUV. If you need more space in a similar package, you can look at the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross or the even larger Suzuki Across.

The Vitara is a little less than 4.2 metres long. That puts it at a similar length as the Renault Captur and Kia Stonic, and slightly shorter than the Dacia Duster and Peugeot 2008.

Interior space is decent with a good amount of head and legroom courtesy of the Vitara’s taller SUV body. Five adults can fit inside but the three across the rear row will find their elbows bump somewhat. The boot is slightly smaller than some rivals in this class but the load area is still a useful square shape – although full hybrid versions do trade a little boot space for the on-board battery pack.

Vitaras are all petrol powered with many models also getting some form of hybrid assistance to keep fuel costs down. The 1.4-litre petrol typically offers the best blend of economy and performance.

The Suzuki Vitara is a good-value, rugged-feeling crossover that's available with hybrid tech and four-wheel drive. It offers good interior space, willing engines and plenty of the latest technology, and its petrol engines are economical enough for most drivers.

No, many modern Vitaras are front-wheel drive – but they'll still perform well in cold conditions if you stick a set of winter tyres on. Suzuki's 'AllGrip' moniker denotes four-wheel drive, or you can search for four-wheel-drive Vitaras for sale at Motorpoint by clicking the link.

The Suzuki Vitara typically scores well for reliability, which you'd hope for in a rugged SUV. What's more, Suzuki now offers a warranty extension when you have your Vitara serviced at a main dealer – it offers warranty cover for until the car is seven years old or has reached 100,000 miles. Alternatively, if you'd rather take your Vitara to a cheaper local garage, you can be covered by the Motorpoint Extended Warranty when you buy your car.

The Suzuki Vitara is quite light for an SUV – some versions weigh just over a tonne – and its towing capacity isn't enormous at 1,200kg. So, if you're considering the Vitara as a towcar, you'll be pulling a small caravan and have plenty of towing experience under your belt. Read our guide to the best cars for towing caravans here.