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Suzuki VITARA ESTATE 1.4 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr Auto

Stock Offer Suzuki VITARA 1.4 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Suzuki VITARA 1.4 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Suzuki VITARA 1.4 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Suzuki VITARA 1.4 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Suzuki VITARA 1.4 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Suzuki VITARA 1.4 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Suzuki VITARA 1.4 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Suzuki VITARA 1.4 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Suzuki VITARA 1.4 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Suzuki VITARA 1.4 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Suzuki VITARA 1.4 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr Auto
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Suzuki VITARA 1.4 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr Auto
Suzuki VITARA 1.4 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr Auto
Suzuki VITARA 1.4 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr Auto
Suzuki VITARA 1.4 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr Auto
Suzuki VITARA 1.4 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr Auto
Suzuki VITARA 1.4 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr Auto
Suzuki VITARA 1.4 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr Auto
Suzuki VITARA 1.4 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr Auto
Suzuki VITARA 1.4 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr Auto
Suzuki VITARA 1.4 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr Auto
Suzuki VITARA 1.4 Boosterjet SZ-T 5dr Auto

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG47.80
  • 0-62mph9.5 secs
  • Top Speed124 mph
  • C02133 g/km
  • BHP140
  • Torque162 lbs/f
  • P11D30%

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.

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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.

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.

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Exterior Features
Solid paint
Black wheel arch extensions + side mouldings
Body colour door mirrors and handles
Body coloured bumpers
Chrome front grille
Chrome lower front bumper insert
Electric adjustable heated door mirrors
Electric front+rear windows
Front and rear intermittent wipers
Front fog lamps
Halogen Projector Headlamps
Headlamp levelling
LED daytime running lights
LED rear lights
Rear privacy glass
Silver roof rails
Visible VIN plate
Driver Convenience
Bluetooth hands free telephone connection
Colour information display
Cruise control + speed limiter
Engine start/stop button
Lights on warning
PAS
Rear parking camera
Satellite navigation system
Service indicator
Smartphone link display
Entertainment
4 speakers
DAB Digital radio
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
USB connection
Interior Features
3 rear headrests
3 spoke leather covered steering wheel
60/40 split folding rear seat
Auto air conditioning with climate control
Centre console box with lights
Child seat tether anchorage points
Driver/front passenger seat height adjustment
Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + illuminated vanity mirrors
Fabric upholstery
Front and rear bottle holders
Front centre armrest
Front cupholders x 2
Front footwell lights
Front headrests
Front map light
Front/rear assist grips
Gearshift paddles
Glovebox light
Isofix child seat preparation
Luggage area lamp
Luggage cover
Luggage hooks
Passenger seat back pocket
Pollen filter
Removable boot floor
Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel
Top tether anchor plate for isofix child seat
Two 12V accessory power outlets
Safety
3 rear 3 point seatbelts with ELR
ABS+EBD+Brake assist
Childproof rear door locks
Curtain airbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbag
ESP
Front and rear seatbelt reminder
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
Height adjustable front seatbelts
Hill hold control
Side airbags
Side impact protection beams
Tyre pressure monitor
Security
Alarm
Deadlocks
Freewheeling lock cylinders
Immobiliser
Key in reminder
Locking wheel nuts
Remote central door locking
Wheels
17" Silver alloy wheels
Tyre repair kit
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 133
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 160
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 160
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 160
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1373
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Engine Code K14C
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery DIRECT INJECTION
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 47.8
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 55.3
EC Urban (mpg) 39.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 7.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 7.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 7.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 7.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 7.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 7.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 8.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 8.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 8.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 6.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb 39.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 39.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 39.8
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 37.1
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 37.1
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 37.1
WLTP - MPG - High 46.7
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 46.7
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 46.7
WLTP - MPG - Low 32.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 32.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 32.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium 42.1
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 42.1
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 42.1
General
Badge Engine CC 1.4
Badge Power 140
Coin Description Boosterjet
Coin Series SZ-T
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 9.5
Engine Power - BHP 140
Engine Power - KW 103
Engine Power - RPM 5500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 162
Engine Torque - MKG 22.4
Engine Torque - NM 220
Engine Torque - RPM 1500
Top Speed 124
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 215/55 R17
Tyre Size Rear 215/55 R17
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type 17" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height (including roof rails) 1610
Length 4175
Wheelbase 2500
Width 1775
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 535
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1200
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 400
Minimum Kerbweight 1195
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 10.4

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