Suzuki Vitara 1.6 SZ5 5dr 2WD Estate (2017) available from Preston Motor Park Fiat and Volvo

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This Suzuki Vitara comes with features including Adaptive cruise control, Front and rear parking sensors, Rain sensing front wipers, Bluetooth hands free telephone connection, Smartphone connectivity, Rear parking camera, DAB Digital radio, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, USB connection

31/10/2017

10560

Manual

Petrol

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Body Glass

Electric front+rear windows, Front and rear intermittent wipers, Rain sensing front wipers, Rear privacy glass

Brakes

ABS+EBD+Brake assist, ESP, Hill hold control, Radar brake support system

Communication

Bluetooth hands free telephone connection, Smartphone connectivity

Driver Aids

Adaptive cruise control, Front and rear parking sensors, PAS, Rear parking camera, Speed limiter

Driver Information

Analogue clock, Information display, Lights on warning, Satellite navigation system, Service indicator

Driving Mirrors

Electric adjustable heated door mirrors, Electric folding door mirrors

Entertainment

2 Tweeters, 4 speakers, DAB Digital radio, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, USB connection

Exterior Body Features

Body colour door mirrors and handles, Body coloured bumpers, Front skid plate - silver, Panoramic sliding sunroof, Rear skid plate - silver, Silver roof rails, Wheel arch extensions

Exterior Lights

Adaptive brake lights, Automatic headlamp levelling, Automatic headlights, Front fog lamps, LED daytime running lights, LED Headlights

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

Automatic air conditioning, Pollen filter

Interior Features

12V socket in centre console and luggage area, 3 spoke leather covered steering wheel, Centre console storage, Chrome interior door handles, Front and rear bottle holders, Front cupholders x 2, Front/rear assist grips, Leather/suede upholstery, Luggage cover, Luggage hooks, Removable boot floor, Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel

Interior Lights

Front footwell lights, Front map light, Glovebox light, Luggage area lamp

Safety

3 point ELR front seat belts, 3 point rear seatbelts, Childproof rear door locks, Curtain airbags, Driver/Front Passenger airbags, Drivers knee airbag, Front and rear seatbelt reminder, Front passenger airbag deactivation, Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters, Height adjustable front seatbelts, Side airbags, Tyre pressure monitor

Seats

3 rear headrests, 60/40 split folding rear seat, Child seat tether anchorage points, Driver/front passenger seat height adjustment, Front headrests, Isofix child seat preparation, Passenger seat back pocket, Top tether anchor plate for isofix child seat

Security

Alarm, Deadlocks, Immobiliser, Key in reminder, Keyless entry and start, 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

Tyre repair kit

General

Badge Engine CC: 1.6
Badge Power: 120
Based On ID: N
Coin Description: N
Coin Series: SZ5
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 11E
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: N
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 89
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 85
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 76
NCAP Safety Assist %: 75
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
Vehicle Homologation Class: M1

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km): 123
HC+NOx: N
Particles: N
Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft: DOHC
Catalytic Convertor: True
CC: 1586
Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
Cylinders: 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm): 78
Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 83
Engine Code: M16A
Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery: MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears: 5 SPEED
Number of Valves: 16
Transmission: MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg): 53.3
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: True
EC Extra Urban (mpg): 58.8
EC Urban (mpg): 44.8

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs): 11.5
Engine Power - BHP: 120
Engine Power - KW: 88
Engine Power - PS: True
Engine Power - RPM: 6000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 115
Engine Torque - MKG: 15.9
Engine Torque - NM: 156
Engine Torque - RPM: 4400
Top Speed: 112

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: 1730
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 710
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 375
Max. Loading Weight: 655
Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1200
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 400
Minimum Kerbweight: 1075
No. of Seats: 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10

PURA VITA (new2) 17/10/2014

Suzuki's improved Vitara continues to offer a strong option in the small SUV segment and is now based around Boosterjet turbo petrol power. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The Vitara, Suzuki's compact crossover, looks to build a lot of talent into four metres. This model line's now thirty years old and these days is built around 1.0 and 1.4-litre petrol power, with the usual option of ALLGRIP 4WD. This revised model gets sharper styling, extra safety kit and remains competitive proposition in the small SUV segment.

Background

Small SUV-style 'Juke-genre' SUV models are all the rage just at present. Every mainstream brand, it seems, must have one. Here's Suzuki's offering for customers in this sector, the surprisingly light, lithe and fashionable Vitara. The Vitara is the kind of youthful, dynamic-looking product that buyers of compact Crossover models seem to want. On paper, it certainly seems to tick all the 'Juke-genre' boxes, with lifestyle looks, trendy cabin technology and supermini-standards of efficiency. It even claims to be a rewarding steer on twisty tarmac, especially with the 1.0 and 1.4-litre BOOSTERJET 1.4-litre petrol turbo engines that the Japanese brand has added since this car was originally launched. That really would make it different from small Suzuki SUVs of the past. There are familiar touches though: value pricing, high specifications and a 4WD option - something actually relatively unusual in this segment. It all sounds quite promising.

Driving Experience

The range is now based around 1.0-litre and 1.4-litre versions of Suzuki's well-proven Boosterjet petrol engine. There's now no diesel option. We'd try and stretch to the 1.4, which puts out 140PS and 220Nm of torque is available from just 1,500rpm through to 4,000rpm. This is one of Suzuki's newest units and gives this car a reasonable turn of speed, enabling it to make 62mph in 10.2s en route to 124mph. The short overhangs will help with off-roading but the 185mm ground clearance isn't that generous. The 1.0-litre Boosterjet engine puts out 111PS and offers 160Nm of torque. The ALLGRIP four-wheel-drive system is available with both units. The set-up features an electronically controlled clutch pack, controlled by a four-position switch on the centre console. Choose 'Auto' and it'll stick to driving the front wheels unless slip is detected, whereupon the rear wheels are pressed into action. 'Sport' diverts up to 20 per cent of torque to the rear wheels to give livelier handling. 'Snow' offers permanent four-wheel drive with the system choosing how much torque to split front and rear, while 'Lock' splits the torque equally between front and rear.

Design and Build

With tight proportions and a front end that has more than a hint of current Land Rover design about it, the Vitara is quite an assured piece of design work. This improved version gets a sleeker front grille and lower bumper, plus the rear of the car features revised design and distinctive LED combination lamps. There are smarter alloy wheel designs too. As before, there's also a blacked-out floating glasshouse and heavily sculpted flanks. Buyers can also specify a rugged package which adds front and rear skidplates as well as additional body side mouldings. Suzuki cabins used to be the marque's weak link but this Vitara shows the company pulling its socks up a bit. Okay, so the idea of body-coloured metal across the dash isn't a new one (a few of you will recall the Fiat Coupe mining that trend way back in '93) but Suzuki also offers chrome around the gearlever and door trims, plus an analogue clock. This revised model gets a smarter upper instrument panel incorporating soft touch material, while the instrument cluster has a fresh design and features a colour central information display. As ever, this is by no means a large vehicle, breaking the tape at just over four metres long, but it still features a features a 375-litre boot. That's competitive with the rival Renault Captur, although the Suzuki lacks the Renault's sliding rear bench seats.

Market and Model

As before, prices sit mainly in the £17,000 to £26,000 bracket and buyers choose between 'SZ4', 'SZ-T' and 'SZ5' trim grades. You'll need a budget of well over £20,000 for the ALLGRIP 4WD version. All variants get seven airbags, 16-inch alloy wheels, a DAB Radio with USB and Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control with a speed limiter, auto air conditioning, front and rear electric windows and projector headlamps. The plusher SZ-T trim level adds 17-inch silver painted alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, Smartphone link audio and a navigation system. There's a range of personalisation options and lots of safety technology. This includes Dual Sensor Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning and Prevention, Traffic Sign recognition, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear cross traffic alert.

Cost of Ownership

The Vitara's CO2 emissions are low thanks to the use of high tensile steel and other weight saving measures in the body plus an Engine Auto Stop Start system which shuts down the engine when stationary. Go for the 1.4-litre Boosterjet manual with ALLGRIP 4WD and the combined fuel return is 52.3mpg with a CO2 reading of 127g/km. Choose the same car with auto transmission and you're looking at 51.4mpg and 128g/km. Residual values might well stack up better than the industry average if the current crop of Suzuki models is anything to go by. Strong reliability records and modest optional equipment lists have helped to keep 'real world' residuals buoyant. The Vitara shouldn't divert too far from that template even if it does promise additional personalisation options.

Summary

Customers wanting a small Crossover of this kind now have so much choice that for many of them, it must be difficult to know where to start. If that's the case for you, then beginning your search by looking at a great all-rounder in this segment seems to make a lot of sense. And this improved Vitara is certainly that. In this test, we've looked at some of the reasons why. Take, for example, the extra space you get inside compared to key competitors like Nissan's Juke. And the high standards of specification that'll sugar the showroom proposition. Plus for what it's worth, this Vitara is also a bit more capable in poor conditions than most of the alternative choices you could make, provided you can stretch up to one of the pricey ALLGRIP 4x4 models. This is, in other words, in every sense, a Vitara for the modern world. A car that's a little more than just a fashion statement.

EASTERN PROMISE (used) 21/01/2019

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

This post-2015-era Vitara SUV is Suzuki's idea of what a small SUV Crossover should be, fashionable but not entirely fashion-led. In other words, there's a bit of substance mixed in with the style here - and this model's all the better for it. With a choice of petrol or diesel, front or four-wheel drive and styling that's more assured than anything Suzuki has brought us before, it looks in principle as if it might be a decent used buy.

Models

5dr SUV (Petrol - 1.6 120PS, 1.4 Boosterjet 140PS / 1.6 DDiS diesel - 120PS)

History

Small SUV-style 'Juke-genre' Crossover models are all the rage just at present. Every mainstream brand, it seems, must have one. Back in 2015, Suzuki offered customers in this sector the surprisingly light, lithe and fashionable Vitara. This Japanese maker has been bringing us small 4x4s since the Seventies - and the Vitara name actually dates all the way back to 1988. A 'Juke-style' small Crossover model though - essentially little more than a supermini in a pair of hiking boots - is a very different thing. It certainly has little in common with the kind of properly capable small SUVs Suzuki is used to making - say for example, the old Grand Vitara this car replaced in 2015. As a result, in creating its take on compact Crossover motoring, the brand had to start from scratch - just like its rivals. Still, clean-sheet thinking has its advantages and the Japanese marque certainly brought us plenty of that in its approach to this segment. Uniquely, one basic platform and a single set of mechanicals was used to bring buyers two Crossover models. On one side of your Suzuki showroom back in 2015 sat this fashionable Vitara, there to compete with supermini-based Crossovers playing to the trendy Nissan Juke and Renault Captur crowd. On the other, buyers were offered the slightly larger and rather more practical SX4 S-Cross model, which Suzuki rather ambitiously hoped would appeal to buyers of slightly larger, family-sized Crossovers like Nissan's Qashqai and Peugeot's 3008. The Vitara proved to be a stronger seller than its stablemate, more the kind of youthful, dynamic-looking product that buyers of compact Crossover models wanted. On paper, it certainly seems to tick all the 'Juke-genre' boxes, with lifestyle looks, trendy cabin technology and supermini-standards of efficiency. It even claimed to be a rewarding steer on twisty tarmac, which really did make it different from small Suzuki SUVs of the past. There are familiar touches though: value pricing, high specifications and a 4WD option - something actually relatively unusual in this segment. The car sold until 2018 when it was facelifted and the range re-centred around Suzuki's petrol Boosterjet technology. It's the pre-facelifted 2015 to 2018-era Vitara models that we look at here as potential used buys.

What You Get

This proved to be a Vitara for a different age - but it was still very much a Vitara, even if it did only come with five doors. Visual ties with the 1988 original were maintained by the traditional clamshell bonnet, the front wing vents, the rising feature lines of the flanks and the shape of the headlights. As you would expect though, this was a more modern interpretation of what a car of this kind should be. Lift the rear hatch and there's 375-litres of space on offer, a figure that gets within 55-litres of the capacity you'd get in Suzuki's alternative SX4 S-Cross model, which isn't bad when you consider that that car is 125mm longer. More importantly, we're talking of a capacity that marginally betters what's on offer from most other small Crossovers in this sector from this era. Up-front, you view a clear set of instruments through a three-spoke leather-stitched multi-function steering wheel that's easy to adjust with the seat in creation of the kind of high-ish commanding position that Crossover customers seem to want. The central infotainment touchscreen works quite well too, offered as standard providing you avoid entry-level trim and designed for easy use even if you're wearing gloves. In the back, it's disappointing that Vitara passengers didn't get the sliding rear bench that Suzuki provided in its equivalent SX4 S-Cross model, but even without this, space for legs, elbows and shoulders is all better than the segment norm.

What You Pay

Vitara prices start at around £9,600 for a base 'SZ4' variant in '15-era guise, with values rising to around £15,000 for a later '18-era car. There's a premium of around £1,000 for mid-range 'SZ-T' trim - or £2,000 for an 'SZ-T' ALLGRIP 4WD model. Around £2,500 over base 'SZ4'-spec gets you top 'SZ5' trim. And around £3,500 more gets you an 'SZ5' ALLGRIP 4WD variant. The 140PS 1.4 Boosterjet turbo petrol 'S' ALLGRIP 4WD model was introduced in 2016. Values range from £15,200 for a '15-era car to around £21,200 for a later '18-era car. Add £500 more for auto transmission. Fancy a Vitara diesel? Prices for the 1.6-litre DDiS engine start at around £10,900 for an SZ-T version with a '15-era plate, with values rising up to around £17,100 for a later '18-era car. Allow about £1,000 more for 'SZ5' trim - or £1,500 more for an 'SZ5' ALLGRIP 4WD model.

What to Look For

We came across quite a few satisfied buyers in our Vitara ownership survey, but some owners had problems too. One experienced the engine cutting out completely (twice) on the move in a 1.4 Boosterjet variant. Reports of crunchy-selecting 1st and 2nd gears on manual models were frequent. And quite a few electrical issues were reported. In one case, lights were coming on and off. In another, there was an issue with the electric window motors. The camera safety kit sometimes came on for no reason in some cars - and didn't function properly in others. There were several reports of the stop/start system not working properly. And quite a few owners felt the sat nav didn't work properly. One owner had a problem with the Hill Start Assist not working. Otherwise, there shouldn't be too much to worry about. Look out for the usual scratched alloy wheels and signs of child damage in the back. And favour cars that have a properly stamped-up service history.

Replacement Parts

(approx prices based on a 2015 Vitara 1.6 petrol ex VAT) An oil filter costs around £4-£8. An air filter is around £8. Rear brake pads sit in the £36 to £59 bracket for a set but you could pay in the £32 to £57 bracket for front pads. Rear brake discs sits in the £70 bracket. You'll pay between £11 and £12 for a drive belt, around £16-£19 for a thermostat and a water pump will sit in the £73 to £77 bracket. Wiper blades cost between £9 and £16.

On the Road

Suzuki offers two main engines in this Vitara, a petrol and a diesel, both 1.6-litre 120PS units capable of 62mph from rest in 11.5s en route to 112mph. ALLGRIP 4WD was available in each case. The petrol's fun, revvy and comes with a slightly stiffer suspension set-up. The diesel though, has much more pulling power and overtaking potential. A 1.4-litre Boosterjet turbo petrol engine was introduced in an ALLGRIP-only 4WD model in 2016. Whatever your choice of engine, this is one of the best-handling small SUV Crossover models in the class, with a great ride and handling balance that could be further perfected by slightly more feelsome steering at speed. If you can stretch to one of the pricey ALLGRIP 4WD variants, you get a 'Drive Mode Select' system that allows you to choose 'Auto' and 'Sport' settings for tarmac use and 'Snow' and 'Lock' options to help you through poor conditions.

Overall

Customers wanting a used SUV of this kind from the 2015 to 2018 period have so much choice that for many of them, it must be difficult to know where to start. If that's the case for you, then beginning your search by looking at a great all-rounder in this segment seems to make a lot of sense. And this Vitara is certainly that. In this report, we've looked at some of the reasons why. The way the affordably-priced base petrol version is so much more efficient than many cheap petrol-powered rivals. The extra space you get inside compared to key competitors like Nissan's Juke. And the high standards of specification that'll sugar the sales proposition. Plus for what it's worth, this Vitara is also a bit more capable in poor conditions than most of the alternative choices you could make, provided you can stretch up to one of the pricey ALLGRIP 4x4 models. This is, in other words, in every sense, a Vitara for the modern world. A car that's a little more than just a fashion statement.