Suzuki Vitara 1.5 Hybrid SZ5 AGS - Panoramic Sunroof, Rear View Camera & Satellite Navigation Petrol/Electric Automatic 5 door Estate (2022) at Maidstone Suzuki, Honda and Mazda

The ride and handling of Suzuki Vitara is great and roomy for a small SUV. Fuel consumption is good for this category. Its a very well packaged car. Our SZ5 trim is well-equipped than the SZ-T versions and come with partial leather and suede trim as standard alongside a panoramic sunroof, an upgraded stereo, front and rear parking sensors and tinted rear windows. Smartphone link display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Rear cross traffic alert, Traffic sign recognition, Emergency stop signalling system, Blind spot monitor, Speed limiter, Engine start/stop button, Lane departure warning system, Rear parking camera, Adaptive cruise control, Navigation system, Power assisted steering comes fitted as standard equipment.

11/04/2022

4250

Automatic

Petrol/Electric 53 combined MPG (WLTP)

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Emissions and Fuel

CO2:
121 g/km

MPG:

WLTP CO2:
121 g/km

WLTP MPG:
53

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V5 Document

V5 Document

Manuals

Manuals

Body Glass

1 speed with intermittent rear wiper + washer, 2 speeds (low/high) with adjustable intermittent front wiper + washer, Automatic front rain sensing wipers, Electric front+rear windows, Green tinted windows, Rear privacy glass, Rear window demister

Brakes

ABS+EBD+Brake assist, Dual sensor brake support, ESP, Hill hold control

Communication

Bluetooth integrated into audio unit, E-call, Smartphone link display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Driver Aids

Adaptive cruise control, Emergency stop signalling system, Front and rear parking sensors, Lane departure prevention, Lane departure warning system, PAS, Rear cross traffic alert, Rear parking camera, Speed limiter, Traffic sign recognition

Driver Convenience

Engine start/stop button

Driver Information

Analogue clock, Blind spot monitor, Door ajar warning lamp, Engine oil change reminder, Navigation system, Service indicator, Tachometer

Driving Mirrors

Electric adjustable heated door mirrors

Embellishment Trims

Chrome dashboard trim rings, Film instrument panel ornament

Entertainment

2 Tweeters, 4 speakers, 4.2-Inch Colour LCD display, DAB Digital radio, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, USB connection

Exterior Body Features

Body colour door mirrors and handles, Body coloured bumpers, Chrome front grille, Chrome lower front bumper insert, Double sliding panoramic sunroof, Electrically folding door mirrors with built in turn signal lamp, Rear side wing doors, Silver roof rails, Visible VIN plate, Wheel arch extensions with side skirts

Exterior Lights

Automatic headlamp levelling, Automatic headlights, Front fog lamps, High mounted stop lamp, LED daytime running lights, LED multi reflector headlamps with low and high beam, LED rear combination lamp, Low fuel warning lamp, Rear fog lamps

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

Automatic air conditioning, Heater, Pollen filter

Interior Features

12V accessory socket in centre lower box, 12V Accessory socket in the load area, 2x Front and rear door bottle holders, 3 spoke leather covered steering wheel, Black shift knob with silver accent, Chrome handbrake release button, Chrome interior door handles, Drivers footrest, Front centre armrest, Front cupholders x 2, Front passenger side assist grip, Front suede door trim insert, Luggage cover, Rear assist grips x2, Removable double luggage room floor, Silver centre console ornament, Silver door trim ornaments, Suede upholstery, Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel

Interior Lights

Centre cabin light, Front footwell and centre lower console box lights, Front map light, Glovebox light, Luggage area lamp

Safety

3-point front ELR seatbelts with pretensioner, force limiter and shoulder height adjuster, 3-point rear ELR seatbelts with pretensioner and side force limiter and 3-point ELR centre seatbelt, Childproof rear door locks, Curtain airbags, Driver/Front Passenger airbags, Drivers knee airbag, Front and rear seatbelt reminder, Front passenger airbag deactivation, Side airbags, Side impact protection beams, Sway warning system, Tyre pressure monitor

Seats

3 bench rear seats in 2nd row, 3 rear headrests, 60/40 split folding rear seat, Child seat tether anchorage points x3, Driver/front passenger seat height adjustment, Front head restraints, ISOFIX child seat anchorages X 2, Single front passenger seat

Security

Alarm, Deadlocks, Freewheeling lock cylinders, Immobiliser, Keyless entry and start, Light - on and Key in reminder, Locking wheel nuts, Remote central door locking

Vanity Mirrors

Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + illuminated vanity mirrors

Wheels - Alloy

17" Polished alloy wheels

Wheels - Spare

Emergency flat tyre repair kit

General

Alternative Fuel Qualifying: True
Badge Engine CC: 1.5
Badge Power: 115
Based On ID: N
Coin Description: Hybrid
Coin Series: SZ5
Generation Mark: 4
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 18A
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: N
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: N
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: N
NCAP Safety Assist %: N
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
Vehicle Homologation Class: M1

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh: 0.84
Battery Type: Lithium-ion

Emissions - ICE

HC+NOx: N
Particles: N
Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 121

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft: DOHC
Catalytic Convertor: True
CC: 1462
Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
Cylinders: 4
Engine Code: K15C
Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery: MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears: 6 SPEED
Number of Valves: 16
Transmission: SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb: 5.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High: 6.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High: 4.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low: 4.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium: 4.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb: 53
WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 44.1
WLTP - MPG - High: 59.2
WLTP - MPG - Low: 60.3
WLTP - MPG - Medium: 59.7

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs): 12.7
Engine Power - BHP: 115
Engine Power - KW: 85
Engine Power - PS: True
Engine Power - RPM: 6000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 102
Engine Torque - MKG: 14.1
Engine Torque - NM: 138
Engine Torque - RPM: 4400
Top Speed: 111

Test Cycles

Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
RDE Certification Level: RDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?: True
Tyre Size Front: 215/55 R17
Tyre Size Rear: 215/55 R17
Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style: N
Wheel Type: 17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height: N
Height (including roof rails): 1610
Length: 4175
Wheelbase: 2500
Width: 1775
Width (including mirrors): N

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 47
Gross Vehicle Weight: 1725
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 642
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 289
Max. Loading Weight: 457
Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1200
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 400
Minimum Kerbweight: 1268
No. of Seats: 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10.4

VITARA GETS A REAL SPARK (new2) 11/03/2022

Suzuki's Vitara gains a Full Hybrid engine. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

Suzuki has at last got around to developing its own Full Hybrid engine, introduced here beneath the bonnet of its Vitara compact SUV. It comes only with an automated manual 6-speed gearbox and the gains in efficiency aren't huge. But at least this 1.5-litre powertrain is all the company's own, a good sign for the brand's future independence.

Background

Suzuki claimed to be pioneering hybrid technology across all its SUVs back in 2019 when it introduced that tech in its Vitara and S-Cross models. When the small print was inspected though, it turned out that 'hybrid' in that particular case meant 'mild hybrid': basically a tiny battery assisting celebration and working the start/stop system. But not really doing that much for efficiency at all. Unlike a full-Hybrid, mild hybrid engines can't allow the powerplant to ever run on full battery power. Suzuki knew it had to do better. First in 2020, it borrowed a 1.8-litre full-Hybrid engine (and just about everything else) from Toyota to create the compact Swace estate. That was merely a prelude though, to the introduction of its own 1.5-litre Full Hybrid engine, which features here in the Full Hybrid Vitara.

Driving Experience

Suzuki has chosen to base this Full Hybrid engine not on its engaging 1.4-litre Boosterjet engine but on a completely new normally aspirated 1.5-litre petrol unit with 114bhp. This is combined with a 33bhp belt-driven electric motor generator powered by a tiny 0.84kWh battery. All the power is fed through a 6-speed automated manual gearbox, which you can expect to feel somewhat slow and clunky until you learn to lift off between ratio changes. There's an 'Eco' mode to improve frugality, but you might not want to engage it too often because it restricts throttle response and even in its normal drive setting, this car is no ball of fire. Rest to 62mph occupies 12.7s on the way to a top speed of 111mph. At least the crisp handling seems unaffected by the clever engine upfront. Through the corners, the car's eager to change direction and body roll's decently controlled. You even get a welcome bit of initial bite from the steering when first you turn in, though unfortunately, the response gets a bit vaguer the faster you go. Traction's good too and on that subject, it's worth pointing out one of the Vitara model line's key selling points; the fact that it's one of the few models in its segment that can be ordered with 4WD - the Suzuki 'ALLGRIP' system. This can be specified with the Full Hybrid engine and offers 'Auto' and 'Sport' settings for tarmac use and 'Snow' and 'Lock' options to help you through poor conditions.

Design and Build

There are no visual changes with this Vitara model's switch to Full-Hybrid power. The car has been on sale since 2014 and the version we have now is the model that was facelifted in 2019. It remains a crossover positioned size-wise somewhere between the small and mid-sized SUV segments, 4,175mm in length and slightly taller than its visually less striking S-Cross showroom stablemate. This remains quite an assured piece of design work with its clamshell bonnet, blacked-out floating glasshouse, heavily sculpted flanks and a very neat tail-lamp finish. Inside, the cabin is beginning to date a bit, with quite a few hard plastic surfaces, though it all seems to have been pretty well screwed together by the Hungarian factory. The centre-dash infotainment screen still has graphics that look a bit after-market but this display certainly includes quite a lot, with sat nav and 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring as well as a DAB tuner and Bluetooth. There's reasonably comfortable room for a couple of adults in the rear, though the twin sunroofs of the top SZ5 model do rob a few centimetres of headroom. Out back, there's a reasonably-sized 375-litre boot that's unaffected by the Full Hybrid engine installation. If you need more room, pushing forward the 60:40-split rear bench frees up 710-litre of space - and the floor can be completely flat if you position the adjustable boot floor in its upper position.

Market and Model

Pricing starts at around £25,500, which gets you the entry-level 'SZ-T' version of this Vitara Full Hybrid. You'll need another £2,000 if you want the plusher 'SZ5' level of trim. And just over £29,000 if you want 'SZ5' spec with Suzuki's ALLGRIP all wheel drive system. Basically, you're looking at a premium of around £1,750 over the mild hybrid manual model. Standard equipment for all Full Hybrid variants is pretty comprehensive: even the base 'SZ-T' includes seven airbags, LED multi-reflector headlamps for low and high beam, plus USB and Bluetooth connectivity. There's also Traffic Sign Recognition, a Blind Spot Monitor, Adaptive Cruise Control, auto air conditioning and front and rear electric windows, keyless entry, 17-inch silver painted alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, white stitching for the seat trim fabric, a 'Smartphone link' audio set-up and a navigation system. Moving up to 'SZ5' trim adds 17-inch polished alloy wheels, suede seat upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, front and rear parking sensors and availability of ALLGRIP 4WD as an option.

Cost of Ownership

So, what kind of efficiency difference does this Full Hybrid tech make to the Vitara? Well, the official combined cycle WLTP figure is 53.0mpg, with 121g/km of CO2, which is comparable in this segment to what you'd get from, say, a Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid or the full-Hybrid self charging version of Renault's Captur E-TECH. To give you some perspective though, the existing manual gearbox mild hybrid Vitara manages 49.7mpg and 128g/km of CO2 in 2WD form, so the step forward here isn't huge. Yes, the drop in CO2 does put the Full Hybrid model in a more affordable BiK taxation band, but because of this larger capacity model's higher list price, the saving in company car tax isn't very great - think around £50 over three years for someone on 20% income tax. As with all Suzukis, this one is covered by a three year/60,000 mile warranty, plus a year of AA Suzuki Assistance, providing 24 hour UK and European roadside assistance, recovery and associated services. There's also a 12 year perforation warranty.

Summary

We're pleased that Suzuki has retained its own approach to engineering for this Full Hybrid engine rather than simply borrowing from Toyota. But a glance at the price list reveals that there's a price to pay for that. We can't help wondering how many Vitara customers are going to be prepared to stump up for it. Perhaps it doesn't matter too much. This current Vitara design's production life is limited. And generous discounts are available on all variants (including this one) at the brand's dealerships. You'll need that to make this car a really competitive proposition. But at the right price, it might still be.

MILD IMPROVEMENTS (new2) 18/03/2022

Suzuki's Vitara features both mild hybrid and full hybrid tech. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

This Suzuki Vitara may be one of the older designs in the compact SUV segment but it can offer some of the most modern engines, with mild hybrid electrification featuring in a redesigned K14D'-series version of the company's 1.4-litre Boosterjet petrol engine. And a 1.5-litre Full Hybrid petrol unit available too. Unusually in this class, there's still the option of a proper lockable 4WD system if you want it. Time to take a second look at this car.

Background

Electrification is these days so important to automotive makers that developing it takes precedence over creating new designs. For proof of that, take a look at the Suzuki Vitara. The current fourth generation 'LY'-series design has been around since 2015: time, you might think, for an all-new version, given the over-riding importance of the compact SUV segment just at present. Instead, Suzuki has diverted its budgetary spend beneath the bonnet, first in 2019 redesigning its core 1.4-litre Boosterjet petrol turbo engine and adding sophisticated 48-volt mild hybrid tech into it. Then in early 2022, the company introduced its own 1.5-litre Full Hybrid engine as an alternative for customers seeking even greater levels of efficiency. The result is the revitalised Vitara line-up we're looking at here.

Driving Experience

The Vitara has a slightly more athletic feel than Suzuki's other compact SUV in this segment, the S-Cross, and that hasn't been appreciably diluted by the marginal extra weight of the additional electrified tech. Let's start with the 1.4-litre mild hybrid model, which comes only with a manual gearbox. You may be familiar with the way that mild hybrid engines work but just in case not, here's a quick re-cap. Basically, energy that would otherwise be lost when braking or cruising off-throttle is harvested via a kinetic energy recovery system and sent to a small lithium-ion battery that here has been placed beneath the front passenger seat. This is used to drive a belt-driven 'ISG' unit (an 'Integrated Starter/Generator') and power the engine's stop/start system. Suzuki's old 12-volt mild hybrid package didn't do a lot more than that but this improved 48-volt set-up can also deliver a couple of other important benefits. The first is something quite unusual amongst current mild hybrids - the ability for this Suzuki to idle and even coast on full-electric power, though only below 10mph. What about the 1.5-litre Full Hybrid model? Well here, a normally aspirated petrol unit with 114bhp is combined with a 33bhp belt-driven electric motor generator powered by a tiny 0.84kWh battery. All the power is fed through a 6-speed automated manual gearbox, which you can expect to feel somewhat slow and clunky until you learn to lift off between ratio changes. There's an 'Eco' mode to improve frugality, but you might not want to engage it too often because it restricts throttle response and even in its normal drive setting, this car is no ball of fire. Rest to 62mph occupies 12.7s on the way to a top speed of 111mph. This powertrain can be specified with a proper lockable ALLGRIP 4WD system on the top-spec 'SZ5' variant.

Design and Build

There are no visual changes with this Vitara model's switch to both kinds of Hybrid power, though these days, LED headlights now feature on all models. The car has been on sale since 2014 and the version we have now is the model that was facelifted in 2019. It remains a crossover positioned size-wise somewhere between the small and mid-sized SUV segments, 4,175mm in length and slightly taller than its visually less striking S-Cross showroom stablemate. This remains quite an assured piece of design work with its clamshell bonnet, blacked-out floating glasshouse, heavily sculpted flanks and a very neat tail-lamp finish. Inside, the cabin is beginning to date a bit, with quite a few hard plastic surfaces, though it all seems to have been pretty well screwed together by the Hungarian factory. The centre-dash infotainment screen still has graphics that look a bit after-market but this display certainly includes quite a lot, with sat nav and 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring as well as a DAB tuner and Bluetooth. There's reasonably comfortable room for a couple of adults in the rear, though the twin sunroofs of the top SZ5 model do rob a few centimetres of headroom. Out back, there's a reasonably-sized 375-litre boot. If you need more room, pushing forward the 60:40-split rear bench frees up 710-litre of space - and the floor can be completely flat if you position the adjustable boor floor in its upper position.

Market and Model

Pricing is quite a bit higher than it used to be for the Vitara, sitting in the £24,000-£30,000 bracket. That's partly because going forward, Suzuki doesn't plan to offer smaller, more affordable engines than this 1.4 Boosterjet mild hybrid unit in our market. Partly it's also because the car these days features a higher standard of spec (Adaptive Cruise Control on all models for instance). And partly it's reflective of the cost of the extra forms of hybrid technology. You'll need a premium of around £1,750 if you want to move from the manual gearbox 1.4-litre mild hybrid model to the 1.5-litre Full Hybrid version, which features a 6-speed automated manual gearbox. either way, there are two main trim levels, 'SZ-T' and 'SZ5'. Even base 'SZ-T' trim gives you LED projector headlights, auto air conditioning, auto headlamps and wipers, 17-inch alloy wheels, front and rear electric windows, roof rails, heated door mirrors, seven airbags and 'Radar Brake Support' autonomous braking. Plus navigation, 17-inch silver painted alloy wheels, skid plates, rear privacy glass and white-stitched upholstery. The top 'SZ5' trim level you have to have if you want the option of ALLGRIP 4WD gives you a double-sliding panoramic sunroof, 17-inch polished alloy wheels, keyless entry and suede upholstery. Across the range, there's a choice of eleven different paint shades, one of which is solid, four of which are metallic finishes and six are dual-tone metallic with a Cosmic Black roof colour.

Cost of Ownership

The WLTP figures show a front-driven version of the mild hybrid model managing 49.7mpg on the combined cycle and 128g/km of CO2 emissions. So, what kind of efficiency difference does the alternative Full Hybrid tech make to the Vitara? Well, the official combined cycle WLTP figure of the Full Hybrid version is 53.0mpg, with 121g/km of CO2, which is comparable in this segment to what you'd get from, say, a Toyota Yaris Cross Hybrid or the full-Hybrid self charging version of Renault's Captur E-TECH. To give you some perspective though, the existing manual gearbox mild hybrid Vitara manages 49.7mpg and 128g/km of CO2 in 2WD form, so the step forward here isn't huge. Yes, the drop in CO2 does put the Full Hybrid model in a more affordable BiK taxation band, but because of this larger capacity model's higher list price, the saving in company car tax isn't very great - think around £50 over three years for someone on 20% income tax. As with all Suzukis, all Vitaras are covered by a three year/60,000 mile warranty, plus a year of AA Suzuki Assistance, providing 24 hour UK and European roadside assistance, recovery and associated services. There's also a 12 year perforation warranty.

Summary

There's still plenty to like about the Vitara. The light kerb weight delivers agile handling. There's more space inside than you get with competitors like Nissan's Juke. And there are high standards of specification to sugar the showroom proposition. If you regularly drive on potentially treacherous roads, it'll also matter than this Suzuki is one of the few SUVs in the class that can be ordered with 4WD. But it's harder to like all of this quite as much at the significantly higher prices that Suzuki needs to charge to cover the cost of the mild hybrid and Full Hybrid tech. Particularly given the fact that the electrification benefits, though welcome, are still not quite as extensive as you might hope. Still, this is now much more a Vitara for the modern world. And a car that in this form is now just a little more than just a fashion statement.

Suzuki Vitara average rating: 5/5 (2 reviews)

Mrs S Cojucar - 19/03/20, owner of a Suzuki VITARA SZ-T DDIS

User rating: 5/5

User comment:
I love it! Very economical, easy to drive and reliable. Thank you.

Mr Patrick Kirkham - 07/06/2019, owner of a Suzuki Vitara Sz5 Urban Allgrip Auto

User rating: 5/5

User comment:
I have had about ten Suzuki cars over the years. This is a lovely car, very pleased with it. Would strongly recommend a Suzuki.

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