Low running costs, well equipped, easy to drive, surprisingly good rear passenger room
Awkward rear visibility, firm ride
The Suzuki Splash is a five-door small family car with a versatile interior and cheap to run engines. Its light steering and zippy performance make it ideal for city driving, while the tall roof means plenty of room for two adults and three kids. It was designed and is built alongside the Vauxhall Agila and - despite the Suzuki brand being less prevalent in the UK - the Splash is better equipped.
Unlike Vauxhall's equivalent, air-conditioning, split-folding rear seats and an MP3-compatible CD stereo come as standard - of the two siblings, we’d go for the Splash as it offers better value for money.