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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

The Alto was crash tested in 2009 under Euro NCAP's more stringent criteria. This is one overall rating (from one to five stars) that covers adult occupant protection, child occupant protection, pedestrian protection and a new area of assessment - safety assist. It only managed a three-star rating, which is far from impressive.

According to the crash experts the score was limited by its performance in adult occupant protection and child protection.

Standard Suzuki Alto Safety equipment is reasonable for a car of this size, with dual front and side airbags, ABS and Isofix child seat anchor points. The top spec SZ4 gets a little more in the way of safety kit with curtain airbags and an electronic stability programme, which helps to bring the car under control in the event of a skid.

The Alto’s boot is an odd shape and size. There’s a high sill, which items have to be loaded over, plus there’s not much depth (or height with the parcel shelf in place) to the load area.

The seats do split 50/50 on the top-spec SZ4 (other models have a folding rear bench) and fold almost flat, increasing its practicality, but due to the shape of the rear hatch it is awkward to load.

Elsewhere in the cabin, there are a number of cubbies – one in the centre console is large enough to stack CDs, while the shelf under the stereo is the right size and shape to hold an MP3 player or – as it’s padded with a non-slip material – to hold coins for parking.

One omission is a glovebox. It’s replaced with a storage bin that’s big enough to hold six 500ml bottles.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Suzuki Alto (09-14).

  • ABS
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Cruz equipment

Cruz standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
Cruz optional equipment
None available

Play equipment

Play standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
Play optional equipment
None available

SZ equipment

SZ standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Steel wheels
SZ optional equipment
None available

SZ2 equipment

SZ2 standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
SZ2 optional equipment
None available

SZ3 equipment

SZ3 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
SZ3 optional equipment
None available

SZ4 equipment

SZ4 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
SZ4 optional equipment
None available

SZ-L equipment

SZ-L standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Front fog lights
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steel wheels
SZ-L optional equipment
None available