Parkers overall rating: 3.6 out of 5 3.6

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

Petrol engines 6.7 - 7.7 mpp
Hybrid petrol engines 6.5 - 7.2 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 50.4 - 58.0 mpg
Hybrid petrol engines 48.6 - 54.1 mpg
  • Sole engine choice is efficient
  • Automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive hurt consumption
  • Other running costs should be low

The Suzuki Ignis has just one engine option, and thanks to its mild-hybrid battery assistance and the car’s light weight it’s a very efficient choice.

Combined fuel consumption is 55.7mpg, which is more efficient than the Hyundai i10, Volkswagen Up or Kia Picanto. The same goes for its CO2 emissions, which sit at a very low 114g/km – making the Ignis’ first year tax bill easy to stomach.

The two additions to the engine both affect fuel economy negatively. Adding on a CVT gearbox brings economy down to 51.3mpg and emissions up to 124g/km, while for the AllGrip four-wheel drive system those figures are 51.9mpg and 123g/km respectively. The two can’t be selected together.

The slightly strange outlier is that the Ignis is in a very high insurance group for such a small car – no model is lower than group 15, so it’s well worth getting a few quotes before you consider buying to make sure this won’t affect your premiums too much.

We ran a pre-facelift Ignis as a long-term test car and performed a staggering economy run in it, so click here to read about that.

Reliability

  • No official recalls
  • Suzuki reliability typically very high
  • Ignis should last a long time

There’s little to say on this front – the Ignis is a reliable little city car, with Suzuki having a strong reputation for dependability. The Ignis hasn’t been subject to any official recalls nor are there any particularly glaring reliability issues that have shown up since it went on sale.

We’d take care if buying secondhand, though, as the lightweight construction may mean the Ignis is more easily dented than some of its rivals.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0 - £165
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 15 - 21
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