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2016 (65) Suzuki Vitara 1.6 DDiS SZ5 ALLGRIP 5dr

Mercedes-Benz of Grangemouth
Only £17,988
£3598 deposit
£289.72 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Adaptive cruise controlAnalogue clock
Bluetooth hands free telephone connectionFront and rear parking sensors
Information displayLights on warning
PASRear parking camera
Satellite navigation systemService indicator
Speed limiter 

Entertainment

2 Tweeters4 speakers
DAB Digital radioSteering wheel mounted audio controls
USB connection 

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsAutomatic headlamp levelling
Automatic headlightsBody colour door mirrors and handles
Body coloured bumpersElectric adjustable heated door mirrors
Electric folding door mirrorsElectric front+rear windows
Front and rear intermittent wipersFront fog lamps
Front skid plate - silverLED daytime running lights
LED headlightsPanoramic sliding sunroof
Rain sensing front wipersRear privacy glass
Rear skid plate - silverSilver roof rails
Wheel arch extensions 

Interior Features

12V socket in centre console and luggage area3 rear headrests
3 spoke leather covered steering wheel60/40 split folding rear seat
Automatic air conditioningCentre console storage
Child seat tether anchorage pointsChrome interior door handles
Driver/front passenger seat height adjustmentDriver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + illuminated vanity mirrors
Front and rear bottle holdersFront cupholders x 2
Front footwell lightsFront headrests
Front map lightFront/rear assist grips
Glovebox lightIsofix child seat preparation
Leather/suede upholsteryLuggage area lamp
Luggage coverLuggage hooks
Passenger seat back pocketPollen filter
Removable boot floorTilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel
Top tether anchor plate for isofix child seat 

Safety

'Childproof' rear door locks3 point ELR front seat belts
3 point rear seatbeltsABS+EBD+Brake assist
Curtain airbagsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbagESP
Front and rear seatbelt reminderFront passenger airbag deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limitersHeight adjustable front seatbelts
Hill descent controlHill hold control
Radar brake support systemSide airbags
Tyre pressure monitor 

Security

AlarmDeadlocks
ImmobiliserKey in reminder
Keyless entry and startLocking wheel nuts
Remote central door locking 

Wheels

17" Polished alloy wheelsTyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)111Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine CodeD16AA
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)67.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)70.6EC Urban (mpg)60.1

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power120
Coin DescriptionDDiSCoin SeriesSZ5 ALLGRIP
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0717EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %89NCAP Child Occupant Protection %85
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %76
NCAP Safety Assist %75Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)11.4Engine Power - BHP120
Engine Power - KW88Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3750Engine Torque - LBS.FT236
Engine Torque - MKG32.6Engine Torque - NM320
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed112

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215/55 R17
Tyre Size Rear215/55 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1610Length4175
Wheelbase2500Width1775

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)47Gross Vehicle Weight1870
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)710Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)375
Max. Loading Weight575Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked600Minimum Kerbweight1295
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Suzuki Vitara

Suzuki's Vitara offers a strong option in the compact Crossover segment and also comes with pokey 1.4-litre 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. A 1.4-litre turbocharged BOOSTERJET petrol engine aims to attract buyers who might be interested in a little more performance from a car of this kind, but most customers tend to stick with the standard 1.6-litre petrol and diesel models which feature a choice of front or all-wheel drive. With styling that's more assured than anything Suzuki has brought us before, this car looks to be a competitive proposition.

Background

Small SUV-style 'Juke-genre' Crossover 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 1.4-litre BOOSTERJET 1.4-litre petrol turbo engine 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. Time to put this car to the test.

Driving Experience

The performance-orientated 1.4-litre petrol turbo engine 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. Otherwise, the mechanicals aren't anything too surprising, shared as they are with the existing SX-4 S-Cross. That means buyers get to choose between either a 1.6-litre petrol engine or a much preferable Fiat-sourced 118bhp 1.6 diesel, both being offered in front or four-wheel drive guises. The petrol engine is fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard with an optional CVT transmission also offered. Go diesel and you get a six-speed manual 'box. The short overhangs will help with off-roading but the 185mm ground clearance isn't that generous. The ALLGRIP four-wheel-drive system is standard with the 1.4-litre petrol turbo and optional with the 1.6-litre variants. 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. There's also a blacked-out floating glasshouse, heavily sculpted flanks and a very neat tail-lamp finish. Buyers can also specify a rugged package which adds front and rear skidplates as well as additional body side mouldings. Suzuki cabins have long been 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 (many 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. It's by no means a large vehicle, breaking the tape at just over four metres long, but 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

Prices start at around £14,000 for the entry-level 1.6-litre petrol version, but you'll need a £20,000 budget for the petrol ALLGRIP 4WD version. 1.6 DDiS diesel model pricing starts at around £17,000. For the 1.4-litre petrol turbo ALLGRIP model, you'll need around £21,000. 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. Moving up to SZ5 adds LED Projector headlights, 17-inch polished alloy wheels, suede seat fabric, keyless entry with start button, Adaptive Cruise Control, Radar Brake Support and a Panaoramic sunroof. There's a range of personalisation options and two key extra-cost packages. The 'Urban' package consists of fog lamp bezels (chrome-plated), body-side mouldings, and a roof spoiler. The 'Rugged' package delivers front and rear skid plates, fog lamp bezels, body-side mouldings and loading edge protection.

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 base 1.6-litre petrol engine and you'll manage 53.3mpg and 123g/km, while the 1.6-litre DDiS diesel manages 70.6mpg and 106g/km. Obviously, expect those returns to take a bit of a knock if you specify ALLGRIP 4WD. The 1.4-litre petrol turbo ALLGRIP variant manages 127g/km of CO2. 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 Vitara is certainly that. In this test, 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 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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Representative finance example
Monthly payment£289.72
Deposit£3598
Term (months)60
Cash price£17,988
Credit amount£14,390
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£20,982.20
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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