Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
  • Slightly smaller than S-Cross sibling
  • Boot is rather small
  • Adequate legroom front and rear

How much space is there?

The Vitara places more emphasis on its passenger cabin than it does on carrying luggage, which will work well for some and less so for others.

Suzuki Vitara rear seats

Four six-foot adults will be fairly comfy inside, though the narrow cabin means seating three across the rear is a difficult task. And if you’re very tall, avoid models with the panoramic glass roof, as this eats into headroom. You get two Isofix points.

Boot space and storage

The Vitara’s boot measures just 375 litres on Boosterjet models – that’s just on the low end of adequate for a car of this size, being beaten by most small SUV rivals. It’s a nice square shape with a low loading lip, though, and the back seats fold in a 60:40 split to make loading longer items easy.

Hybrid models have an even smaller boot, essentially losing the useful underfloor storage area to accommodate the drivetrain battery. This means a capacity of just 289 litres, which is soundly beaten by many of our favourite superminis.

Suzuki Vitara boot

Storage in the cabin is average, with usefully sized door pockets giving space for a 1.5-litre bottle. There are a pair of cupholders in the centre console and a shelf ahead of the gearlever for placing a smartphone, usefully sited next to the USB connections.

Is it easy to park?

Square dimensions and surprisingly good all-round visibility mean the Vitara’s not too difficult to slot into a parking space. All models come with a reversing camera, too, though if you want parking sensors for even more reassurance you’ll need the top-spec car.

Safety

  • Vitara is loaded with safety equipment as standard
  • Five-star Euro NCAP rating is outdated, though
  • Four-wheel drive brings additional security on the road

The Suzuki Vitara scored five stars when tested by Euro NCAP. However, that was undertaken in 2015 – making it outdated by the standards of the organisation. We can’t say that the Vitara would score lower now, but just know that the crash tests cars are put through are significantly more challenging in 2022 than they were in 2015.

The Vitara does come with a whole raft of standard safety equipment, though, much of which is optional or reserved for top-spec versions of its rival compact SUVs. Every model gets autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitors, rear cross traffic alert, traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control and seven airbags including one for the driver’s knee. That’s a good roster, and most of it works really well, with the exception of the adaptive cruise control on hybrid models, which suffer with an underpowered engine.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Suzuki Vitara.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

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
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
S optional equipment
None available

SZ4 equipment

SZ4 standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
SZ4 optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control

SZ5 equipment

SZ5 standard equipment
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
SZ5 optional equipment
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim

SZ5 ALLGRIP equipment

SZ5 ALLGRIP standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
SZ5 ALLGRIP optional equipment
  • Partial leather seat trim

SZ-T equipment

SZ-T standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
SZ-T optional equipment
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control

SZ-T ALLGRIP equipment

SZ-T ALLGRIP standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
SZ-T ALLGRIP optional equipment
None available

SZ-T Kuro equipment

SZ-T Kuro standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
SZ-T Kuro optional equipment
  • CD
  • Climate control