Suzuki Vitara reviews

Negative reviews


Owned 2008 Prestige model for 5 years, @ 190 000 km and engine block cracked. Because of GFC in 2008 the alloy used to cast engine block is substandard and becoming well know to crack. Paid $20 000 for Grand Vitara 4-5 years ago, now being offered $500 from wreaker or $8 000 engine replacement.


I had purchased breeza ldi(o) on 27jully2017 .I got my first sevice of my car done by fair deal last sunday . My car is not speeding above 120 km/hr .it is so much heart breaking position that a my new car is not speeding .it makes me feel that this time i had make a bad decision by chosing maruti breeza. Total km i have driven is 1400 km

Neutral reviews


All this makes it very easy to drive around town. The standard manual gearbox is easy to use and the steering’s nice and light which helps make squeezing into tight parking spaces and dodging through traffic pretty much stress-free.

That being said, it’s not quite as comfortable or as quiet as a Honda HR-V or Peugeot 2008 and the diesel engine sounds a bit clattery when you accelerate hard. The petrol models are much smoother and feel perkier, but they are a little thirstier on long motorway drives.

The Suzuki’s party-piece is how surprisingly good fun it is to drive – for a tall SUV, at least. It barely leans in tight corners and has masses of grip which gives you the confidence to drive it like a hot hatch on your favourite stretch of winding country road – if that’s your sort of thing.

This doesn’t quite make up for the Vitara’s rather cheap-feeling cabin, but at least it helps it stand out from the crowd of more expensive and pretty dull-to-drive SUVs. On the subject of price, see how much you can save on our Suzuki Vitara deals page or read our interior, practicality driving and specifications sections for more in-depth info.


The Suzuki Vitara is a compact crossover that's packed with talents - it feels tough and rugged while remaining car-like enough to be able to potter around town in without feeling like it's an old truck. It's actually really rather good to drive on-road, and the availability of off-road modes and four-wheel drive means you can go a lot further than you can in many other small SUVs. It's also excellent value and packed with kit, so it's well worth a look.


We use the car for family transport on a daily basis and recently drove 4000kms in 2 weeks. The car drove great with no issues. the only problem we have is a clunking sound that cannot be diagnosed. The boot space is great and fits a pram and shopping in with no issues.


Suzuki hasn't made huge changes to the aesthetics of the 2019MY Vitara, replacing the old rear light clusters with three-bar LED items and tidying up the front bumper and radiator grille area. Inside, in an effort to try and convey an upmarket air, the marque has decided that the dashboard top needs to be soft-touch, although that then means it clashes with hard, unyielding plastics on the door cards. Otherwise, the Vitara gains a 4.2-inch colour LCD display in its instrument cluster and a few bits of extra technology - like the Dual Sensor Brake Support (DSBS) system - to allow Suzuki to claim it is its most 'technologically advanced model' yet.


On sale for more than a quarter of a century, the Suzuki Vitara is arguably the original crossover SUV. Unlike 25 years ago, the Vitara now sits amongst a raft of similarly small SUVs - the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur and Vauxhall Mokka X to name a few. Although it's a competitive market, the Vitara is slightly different to its peers - it's marginally bigger and therefore more practical (although not as big as the likes of the Nissan Qashqai), and it's also surprisingly good to drive.


The Vitara’s comfort levels are benefited hugely by the cabin’s spaciousness and a suspension set-up tuned with comfort in mind. In fact, refinement appears to have been a major focus area, as the Vitara’s low drivetrain noise further contributes to a relaxed, pleasant ambience. The specification level is generous, too, with a height-adjustable driver’s seat, climate control, cruise control, keyless start, Bluetooth and USB support, suede upholstery, automatically activated lights and wipers, front and rear PDC, LED running lights, panoramic sunroof and roof rails.

Positive reviews

barrie maclean

My third Suzuki. This is a good car. Nips up hills nae bother,corners without any effort. I can park it in my garage at night. Tackles ice-bound hills with ease .Good value for money

zecky wd

Suzuki very good and fun to drive..


What a fine car. When you look at the prices being asked for supposedly more premium products that are actually no roomier or quicker, nor better built, you can feel pretty smug that you’re in a Vitara S. Not just because it’s practical and versatile, but because it’s a satisfying, if low key, car to drive.


This is a real 4WD, thats why I bought it. Its the only small 4 door "real" 4WD available except for the Jeeps which have quality issues. It also handles well around town as its permanent AWD. The 4 speed automatic is basic, but strong & I leave mine on POWER mode for the later gear shifts & improved acceleration. Fuel economy is usually 10.7L/100km in the city but on country trips it can get down to 8L/100km. The higher fuel economy figures reflect the fact that its a real off-roader, weights 1.6 ton, has a truck ladder frame chassis as well as heavy dual range gearing. I do some off-road work & it is very happy on 3 wheels, lose dirt, ruts as the traction control is very good to kick in & provide traction. I have not got it stuck off-road yet. If I was serious about off-road work I would get a 2 inch lift.

I did not choose a larger Landcruiser Prado or Nissan Patrol as the parking for these cars is impossible in the city and diesel maintenance costs are higher, also the driving experience in the city is much more fun with the little Suzuki. For the limited off-road work I do the car is a perfect fit for me. The engine needs to be driven pretty hard to feel any good acceleration but thats standards for a car meant to be in the off-road situation or on snowy icy roads.


Finally I got my brezza, waited 3 months for the car. It was booked in march and delivered in july.

Well move to the detailed review then car is absolutely comfortable and smooth in driving but yes its true some turbo lag feels while driving.

I have driven it around 2K kms and found the average fuel efficiency of 18 km/ltr. Thats a big plus point for an SUV to have such fuel economy.On highway , it becomes more violent and give fuel efficiency of 20 km/ltr on indicator.

Easy to handle on high speeds in triple digits as well.

Seats are very much confirmatable and rest of the work is done by suspensions which gives luxurious feel inside the cabin. Cabin is quite spacious and silent too. I have seen many diesel cars sounds like a bumper inside the cabin but this does not.

The only thing that give a thought in buyer's mind is the price of the car. Maruti could have level it with the ertiga in price tag. But anyways, as compare to the other SUV's it does its work.

It feels like worth a lot buying this car. Hope you all will also like it.


Familiarity: I owned this car.

I live in Sialkot. Previously I have enjoyed vitara 3 door in 1990. It was a very nice small 4x4. Now this 5 door version with front wheel drive is all together a new height of enjoyment . It drives just like my corolla Altis 1.8 but with more confidence specially on uneven roads. It would ve been more successful if the interior was 6 inches longer.


Suzuki vitara is a powerful SUV in Pakistan with many more function like cruise control and paddle shifters and 4 air bags with multimedia steering and 10 inch android Tab only one missing in SUV back camera is miss but overall excellent vehicle with 1.6 litre engine