2017 Suzuki Vitara Review


The Suzuki Vitara has a long history, but it has been reinvented for an age where extensive off-road ability simply isn’t needed anymore. As such, the Vitara is now biased much more towards on-road manners and family-friendly space. It follows a familiar high-riding but compact design ethos, but adds a certain unique charm that some competitors are lacking. A simple range makes it easy to choose the right model, but all present unusually good value for money.


Body Styles: 5dr SUV Seats: 5 MRP from £14,999 - £23,899 


Did you know? In North America, the first of the four Vitara generations was known as the Sidekick, which also had a long-wheelbase version.

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict:★★★★★★★★☆☆ (7.9/10)

There are many praiseworthy on-paper qualities you can highlight, but the Vitara has an important extra feature: it’s extremely likeable. From its immediately comfortable driving position and positive gear change action to its impressive engine flexibility and good ride quality, it simply gets on with the job with a smile on its face. It’s a very competent car, yes, but it’s also a pleasure to live with.

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★★★☆☆ (7/10)

Technology & Connectivity

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)

Performance & Handling

★★★★★★★☆☆ (7/10)

Safety Features

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Spec & Trim Levels