Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 29 - 42 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Insurance groups start at group 12 and rise to 14, which are rather high compared to similarly-sized rivals. Depreciation won't be as steep as the old car and fuel economy is acceptable. Suzuki Grand Vitara running cost will be helped by the affordServicing at Suzuki dealers is good value and parts are reasonably priced too.

Suzuki Grand Vitara emissions aren't particularly wonderful. It isn't particularly environmentally friendly in terms of carbon dioxide emissions, but there is a diesel in the line-up, and the 2.4-litre petrol engine (launched late in 2008) offers similar performance to V6 rivals, but with much lower emissions.

Like many Japanese manufacturers, Suzuki has a reputation for mechanical durability. Some past products have suffered from a slightly flimsy interior, but this is not the case on this car. Like the Swift, the Suzuki Grand Vitara reliability is strong because it has been designed and engineered for European buyers from the outset. That means a quality interior with a high-grade finish.

Time will tell if it proves to be reliable, but there is currently no cause for concern.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £240 - £565
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Insurance group 17 - 24
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