2016 Suzuki Ignis review: Micro 4x4 with style appeal

Introduction

The Suzuki Ignis is an unlikely car to whet the appetites of the enthusiast community, but between the rally heritage, the funky looks and the surprisingly entertaining drive, this is a car that has captured the imagination of those who love cars as well as those who might just want something that’s roomy on the inside, tiny on the outside, and cheap to run and buy. You can even get it with four-wheel drive, making the Fiat Panda 4x4 about the only direct rival.

 

Body Style: 5 door hatchback            Seats: 4           MRP from £11,499 - £15,499

Did you know? The Suzuki Ignis is narrower than a Smart ForTwo

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Verdict 8.0 / 10

 The Suzuki Ignis is a small car with big abilities. It's roomier than most of its rivals, including the Fiat Panda 4x4 and more versatile thanks to sliding rear seats, plus its tiny footprint and tight turning circle makes it ideal for city driving. You can also have it with four-wheel drive, which gives it real off-road gumption and makes it perfect for rural motorists who want a winter-proof car that's still as cheap to run as cars get. On top of all this, it looks great in a Japanese retro way and comes with great low-interest finance deals. However, if you're not bothered about the micro-SUV abilities of the Ignis, it can loo...