The Auto Trader expert verdict:
Available new from £24,894
The Suzuki Vitara competes in a crowded sector of the market, but doesn’t really stand out against its small SUV rivals. Yes, it looks good and comes with bags of standard kit, but it’s pretty average to drive and it struggles on interior quality and ergonomics. Revisions for the 2020 model year mean all Vitaras are now ’mild hybrids’ but even that isn’t enough to stand out when fresher, more interesting rivals like the Ford Puma offer the same in a much more appealing package and others still have the option of a plug-in powertrain.
Reasons to buy:
- Smart looks and lots of styling options
- Very generous with standard equipment
- Suzuki has an enviable reliability record