Suzuki Vitara Video Review

04 Dec 2015 Car Reviews

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Suzuki Vitara Video Review

The Suzuki Vitara is like the small town kid making their way to a city and never looking back. Hmmm sounds like my story. The Vitara is making a comeback since its 1998 hiatus, and while it may be late to the compact SUV party, it hasn’t arrived quietly.

WHAT IT’S MADE FOR

While the top spec ST-X has 4WD capabilities putting it ahead of some of its competitors, its space-saver spare confirms its city-car reputation. It’s like the urban camper – made for those who love the metropolitan lifestyle, but don’t mind a few rutted out tracks. 

STAND OUT FEATURES

The Vitara’s stand out features come in the form of its standard features. Sat nav, reverse camera, touchscreen, Bluetooth, cruise control, LED daytime lights, seven airbags and the handy speed limiter are standard at all levels. And calculating in at a decent price, this Suzuki has come to play in the value game.

WE LOVE

There’s a lot to love about the Vitara. Aside from being one of the quietest cabins in its class, it also boasts comfort, value, economy, decent steering control and space.

It’s good-looking in an androgynous kind of way and the roomy and airy interior is stylish and generous. 

The 375L boot is large enough to fit a couple of large suitcases, and there’s plenty of nooks and crannys to store other items. 

THINGS WE'D LIKE TO CHANGE

But as always, it’s not all good news. The new Suzuki could do with a bit more torque and occasionally it’s a bit hesitant on the accelerator in the automatic.  

The analogue speedo is a bit archaic, and the absence of driver-assist technology is surprising. With emergency braking fast becoming a standard, it’s perplexing as to why Suzuki would leave this off a new model. 

WHO WILL IT SUIT?

So who will we see driving the Suzuki Vitara. Well those who are in the early phases of starting a family, to those who need a second-car with space and occasional off-road capabilities, are likely to enjoy the Grand Vitara’s baby brother.

Click here to find out more about the Suzuki Vitara.