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2018 (18) Suzuki Vitara 1.6 SZ-T 5dr Auto

Inverness ŠKODA
Expected retail price £13,498
£1350 deposit
£212 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth hands free telephone connectionCruise control + speed limiter
Information displayLights on warning
PASRear parking camera
Satellite navigation systemService indicator
Smartphone connectivity 

Entertainment

4 speakersDAB Digital radio
Steering wheel mounted audio controlsUSB connection

Exterior Features

Body colour door mirrors and handlesBody coloured bumpers
Electric adjustable heated door mirrorsElectric front+rear windows
Front and rear intermittent wipersFront fog lamps
Front skid plate - silverHeadlamp levelling
LED daytime running lightsRear 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
Cloth upholsteryDriver/front passenger seat height adjustment
Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + illuminated vanity mirrorsFront and rear bottle holders
Front cupholders x 2Front footwell lights
Front headrestsFront map light
Front/rear assist gripsGearshift paddles
Glovebox lightIsofix child seat preparation
Luggage area lampLuggage cover
Luggage hooksPassenger seat back pocket
Pollen filterRemovable boot floor
Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheelTop tether anchor plate for isofix child seat

Safety

3 point ELR front seat belts3 point rear seatbelts
ABS+EBD+Brake assistChildproof rear door locks
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 hold controlSide airbags
Tyre pressure monitor 

Security

AlarmDeadlocks
ImmobiliserKey in reminder
Locking wheel nutsRemote central door locking

Wheels

17" Silver 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 - ICE

CO2 (g/km)127Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1586Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Cylinders - Bore (mm)78
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)83Engine CodeM16A
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionAUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)51.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)57.6EC Urban (mpg)42.8

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power120
Coin SeriesSZ-TGeneration Mark4
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0713EManufacturers 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)12.5Engine Power - BHP120
Engine Power - KW88Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT115
Engine Torque - MKG15.9Engine Torque - NM156
Engine Torque - RPM4400Top 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 Weight1730
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)710Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)375
Max. Loading Weight610Max. Towing Weight - Braked1200
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked400Minimum Kerbweight1120
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10
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

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

This post-2015-era Vitara SUV is Suzuki's idea of what a small SUV Crossover should be, fashionable but not entirely fashion-led. In other words, there's a bit of substance mixed in with the style here - and this model's all the better for it. With a choice of petrol or diesel, front or four-wheel drive and styling that's more assured than anything Suzuki has brought us before, it looks in principle as if it might be a decent used buy.

History

Small SUV-style 'Juke-genre' Crossover models are all the rage just at present. Every mainstream brand, it seems, must have one. Back in 2015, Suzuki offered customers in this sector the surprisingly light, lithe and fashionable Vitara. This Japanese maker has been bringing us small 4x4s since the Seventies - and the Vitara name actually dates all the way back to 1988. A 'Juke-style' small Crossover model though - essentially little more than a supermini in a pair of hiking boots - is a very different thing. It certainly has little in common with the kind of properly capable small SUVs Suzuki is used to making - say for example, the old Grand Vitara this car replaced in 2015. As a result, in creating its take on compact Crossover motoring, the brand had to start from scratch - just like its rivals. Still, clean-sheet thinking has its advantages and the Japanese marque certainly brought us plenty of that in its approach to this segment. Uniquely, one basic platform and a single set of mechanicals was used to bring buyers two Crossover models. On one side of your Suzuki showroom back in 2015 sat this fashionable Vitara, there to compete with supermini-based Crossovers playing to the trendy Nissan Juke and Renault Captur crowd. On the other, buyers were offered the slightly larger and rather more practical SX4 S-Cross model, which Suzuki rather ambitiously hoped would appeal to buyers of slightly larger, family-sized Crossovers like Nissan's Qashqai and Peugeot's 3008. The Vitara proved to be a stronger seller than its stablemate, more the kind of youthful, dynamic-looking product that buyers of compact Crossover models wanted. 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 claimed to be a rewarding steer on twisty tarmac, which really did 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. The car sold until 2018 when it was facelifted and the range re-centred around Suzuki's petrol Boosterjet technology. It's the pre-facelifted 2015 to 2018-era Vitara models that we look at here as potential used buys.

What You Get

This proved to be a Vitara for a different age - but it was still very much a Vitara, even if it did only come with five doors. Visual ties with the 1988 original were maintained by the traditional clamshell bonnet, the front wing vents, the rising feature lines of the flanks and the shape of the headlights. As you would expect though, this was a more modern interpretation of what a car of this kind should be. Lift the rear hatch and there's 375-litres of space on offer, a figure that gets within 55-litres of the capacity you'd get in Suzuki's alternative SX4 S-Cross model, which isn't bad when you consider that that car is 125mm longer. More importantly, we're talking of a capacity that marginally betters what's on offer from most other small Crossovers in this sector from this era. Up-front, you view a clear set of instruments through a three-spoke leather-stitched multi-function steering wheel that's easy to adjust with the seat in creation of the kind of high-ish commanding position that Crossover customers seem to want. The central infotainment touchscreen works quite well too, offered as standard providing you avoid entry-level trim and designed for easy use even if you're wearing gloves. In the back, it's disappointing that Vitara passengers didn't get the sliding rear bench that Suzuki provided in its equivalent SX4 S-Cross model, but even without this, space for legs, elbows and shoulders is all better than the segment norm.

What to Look For

We came across quite a few satisfied buyers in our Vitara ownership survey, but some owners had problems too. One experienced the engine cutting out completely (twice) on the move in a 1.4 Boosterjet variant. Reports of crunchy-selecting 1st and 2nd gears on manual models were frequent. And quite a few electrical issues were reported. In one case, lights were coming on and off. In another, there was an issue with the electric window motors. The camera safety kit sometimes came on for no reason in some cars - and didn't function properly in others. There were several reports of the stop/start system not working properly. And quite a few owners felt the sat nav didn't work properly. One owner had a problem with the Hill Start Assist not working. Otherwise, there shouldn't be too much to worry about. Look out for the usual scratched alloy wheels and signs of child damage in the back. And favour cars that have a properly stamped-up service history.

Replacement Parts

(approx prices based on a 2015 Vitara 1.6 petrol ex VAT) An oil filter costs around £4-£8. An air filter is around £8. Rear brake pads sit in the £36 to £59 bracket for a set but you could pay in the £32 to £57 bracket for front pads. Rear brake discs sits in the £70 bracket. You'll pay between £11 and £12 for a drive belt, around £16-£19 for a thermostat and a water pump will sit in the £73 to £77 bracket. Wiper blades cost between £9 and £16.

On the Road

Suzuki offers two main engines in this Vitara, a petrol and a diesel, both 1.6-litre 120PS units capable of 62mph from rest in 11.5s en route to 112mph. ALLGRIP 4WD was available in each case. The petrol's fun, revvy and comes with a slightly stiffer suspension set-up. The diesel though, has much more pulling power and overtaking potential. A 1.4-litre Boosterjet turbo petrol engine was introduced in an ALLGRIP-only 4WD model in 2016. Whatever your choice of engine, this is one of the best-handling small SUV Crossover models in the class, with a great ride and handling balance that could be further perfected by slightly more feelsome steering at speed. If you can stretch to one of the pricey ALLGRIP 4WD variants, you get a 'Drive Mode Select' system that allows you to choose 'Auto' and 'Sport' settings for tarmac use and 'Snow' and 'Lock' options to help you through poor conditions.

Overall

Customers wanting a used SUV of this kind from the 2015 to 2018 period 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 report, 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 sales 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.

Performance
60%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
70%
Build
70%
Value
80%
Equipment
80%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£212
Deposit£1350
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£13,498
Credit amount£12,148
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£5216
Total amount payable£16,531
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge3.38p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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