0 - 62 mph12.8s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2123 g/km


Looking for a small affordable second car that's reliable and cheap to run? If so, the Suzuki Ignis might be just what you want, June Neary decides

Will It Suit Me?

There's something different about the Suzuki Ignis - but at first glance, it's hard to make up your mind exactly what that is. On paper at least, this is a fairly conventional, affordable little five-door hatchback, with space for four adults. The difference comes when you park it alongside something more run of the mill - which is when you notice the taller than average ride height. The result is an appearance that makes the car look almost like one of those little 4x4s: you want to drive it - it looks like fun. Which is more than you can say of most urban runabouts in the sub-£13,000 price bracket.


Four full-sized adults fit easily into what is quite a small package. Moreover, the seats proved to be surprisingly comfortable, incorporating a sophisticated springing system that apparently distributes pressure applied by the occupants' backs and legs. I liked the high-set driving position, offering a more commanding view of the road than you'd normally expect from a car of this type. This model's sophisticated platform has helped the designers in minimising the size of the engine compartment which has enabled them to maximise the space available for cabin occupants and luggage. That means there's more legroom in the rear than you might expect from a car of this size. There's more luggage pace too, 267-litres in standard models or 204-litres in 4WD 'ALLGRIP' variants. This, combined with the ability to fold down the rear seatbacks, makes it possible to accommodate a wide variety of luggage.

Behind the Wheel

The suspension system isn't the most sophisticated around but it does a good job of mopping up the worst high frequency vibrations. The steering uses an electric power system to take the effort out of low speed manoeuvring. The driving position meanwhile, is much as you'd expect from an inexpensive Japanese car of this type, with not much to offend unless you've an aversion to some rather thin plastics All Ignis buyers get a 1.2-litre Dualjet petrol engine, the one we're familiar with elsewhere in Suzuki's range in both the Swift and the Baleno. As with the Baleno, Ignis buyers prepared to stretch towards top-spec trim have the option of ordering this powerplant in more frugal SHVS mild hybrid form. This compact and lightweight unit incorporates an Integrated Starter Generator (known as ISG) which acts as both a generator and starter motor. SHVS buyers also get the option of Suzuki's ALLGRIP 'AUTO' four-wheel drive system. First introduced in Swift, this is a well proven and simple fully automatic and permanent four-wheel drive layout which transfers additional torque to the rear wheels when required via a viscous coupling.

Value For Money

Prices range in the £10,000 to £13,000 bracket and, as ever, equipment levels depend upon your choice of trim. The Ignis is available in SZ3, SZ-T and SZ5 grades. Buyers get a choice of 11 colours with full personalisation options available for both exterior and interior trim. As for equipment, well six airbags, air conditioning, a DAB Radio and Bluetooth all come fitted as standard on all Ignis models. The SZ-T variant adds sliding rear seats, satellite navigation, a rear view camera, wheel arch extensions, side mouldings and roof rails and 16-inch alloy wheels. If you can stretch to the top SZ5, you'll get auto air conditioning, LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, Dual Camera Brake Support and Cruise Control.

Could I Live With One?

I liked the Ignis and so will a lot of traditional Suzuki buyers, people who are interested in practicality and convenience. Even others used to more conventional cars may well find it a refreshing change from the norm, as long as their expectations in terms of ultimate performance aren't too great.

  • Electric front windows
  • Electric rear windows
  • Rear window demister
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Green tinted windows
  • 2 speeds front wiper with intermittent + washer
  • 1 speed rear wiper + washer

  • 4 mode 4 wheel drive system
  • Grip control
  • Dual camera brake support
  • Anti-lock Brake System + Electronic Brakeforce Distribution + Brake assist
  • Electronic Stability Programme
  • Hill descent control
  • Hill hold control

  • Rear parking camera
  • Power Steering
  • Lane keep assist
  • Lane departure warning with driver alert control
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Power assisted steering
  • Emergency stop signalling system

  • Remote fuel lid opener
  • Engine auto start/stop system

  • Engine oil change reminder
  • Driving range indicator
  • Average speed indicator
  • Hybrid system indicator
  • Smartphone link audio display
  • Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
  • Lights on and key in reminder
  • Satellite navigation system
  • Tachometer
  • Digital clock
  • Low fuel warning light
  • Fuel consumption screen
  • Door ajar warning lamp
  • Outside temperature display

  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Electric adjustable door mirrors
  • Door mirrors with built-in turn signal lamp

  • Black with white garnish accent instrument panel
  • Centre and side a/c louver bezel in silver

  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • 4 speakers + 2 tweeters
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • USB connection
  • DAB Digital radio

  • Black front grille with chrome accent
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Roof rails
  • Wheel arch extensions
  • Side protection mouldings
  • Body Colour Exterior Door Handles
  • Visible VIN plate
  • Body coloured A & B pillars

  • LED projector headlamps with low and high beam
  • Rear fog lights
  • LED rear combination lamp
  • Automatic headlights
  • Automatic headlamp levelling
  • Front fog lights
  • High mounted stop lamp
  • 'Guide me home' headlamps
  • LED Headlights
  • LED daytime running lights

  • Heater
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Pollen filter

  • Driver's footrest
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Front door pockets
  • Tilt adjustable steering wheel
  • Front cupholders x 2
  • Rear cupholders
  • 12V Accessory socket
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Luggage cover
  • 3 spoke leather steering wheel
  • Front passenger side assist grip
  • Chrome handbrake release button
  • Gear shift indicator
  • 2x Front and rear door bottle holders
  • Centre lower box
  • Rear seat slide and reclining function
  • Meter illumination
  • Silver shift knob
  • Front and rear door trim colour in black and white

  • Front cabin lights
  • Luggage area lamp

  • Curtain airbags
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Childproof rear door locks
  • Side impact protection beams
  • Front side airbags
  • 3 point ELR front seatbelts with pretensioner, force limiters and height adjustment
  • Pedal release mechanism

  • Child seat tether anchorage points
  • 2 rear head restraints
  • Front headrests
  • Height adjustable driver's seat
  • 50/50 split folding rear seat backrest
  • Front passenger side seatback pocket
  • 2 Isofix seat anchors
  • 3 point ELR rear seatbelts x 2

  • Keyless entry and start
  • Remote central locking
  • Immobiliser
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Deadlocks
  • Freewheeling key cylinders

  • Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + vanity mirrors

  • 16" alloy wheels

  • Tyre repair kit

  • CO2 (g/km): 95
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 123

  • Engine Code: K12D
  • CC: 1242
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Transmission: MANUAL
  • Gears: 5 SPEED

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False
  • WLTP - MPG - Low: 51.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 60.3
  • WLTP - MPG - High: 59.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 43.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 51.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low: 5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium: 4.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High: 4.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High: 6.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb: 5.5

  • Generation Mark: 2
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: True
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 15D
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: N
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: N
  • Badge Power: 83
  • Badge Engine CC: 1.2
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • Coin Series: SZ5
  • Coin Description: Dualjet 12V Hybrid ALLGRIP
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: N
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12

  • Engine Power - BHP: 83
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 12.8
  • Top Speed: 103
  • Engine Power - KW: 61
  • Engine Power - RPM: 6000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 79
  • Engine Torque - NM: 107
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 2800
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 10.9

  • Emissions Test Cycle: NEDC Correlated

  • Tyre Size Front: 175/60 R16
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False
  • Wheel Style: N
  • Tyre Size Rear: 175/60 R16
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type: 16" ALLOY

  • Length: 3700
  • Width: 1690
  • Wheelbase: 2435
  • Width (including mirrors): N
  • Height: 1605
  • Height (including roof rails): N

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 204
  • No. of Seats: 4
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 490
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 9.4
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 940
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 1330
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 30
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1000
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 400
  • Max. Loading Weight: 390

  • Interior door grip in blue: Included
  • Interior door grip in silver: £0

  • Front centre console ornament in blue: Included
  • Front centre console ornament in silver: £0
  • Metallic paint: £465
  • Pearlescent paint: £465
  • Solid paint: Included
  • Two Tone Metallic paint: £650
  • Two tone solid/metallic paint: £650
  • Two tone Pearl/metallic paint: £650

  • Metallic - Speedy blue: £465
  • Metallic - Neon blue: £465
  • Metallic - Rush yellow: £465

  • Pearl - Tough Khaki: £465
  • Pearl - Super black: £465
  • Pearl - Pure white: £465

  • Solid - Fervent red: £0

  • Two Tone Metallic - Rush yellow/Black: £650
  • Two tone Pearl/metallic paint - Caravan ivory pearl/Black: £650
  • Two tone Pearl/metallic paint - Tough Khaki pearl/Black: £650
  • Two tone solid/metallic paint - Fervent red/Black: £650
  • Two tone Pearl/metallic paint - Pure white pearl/Black: £650
  • Two Tone Metallic - Neon blue/Black: £650

  • Cloth - Black with silver stitching: £0
  • Cloth - Black with blue stitching: £0

Whilst every effort is made to verify and ensure the accuracy of the data, the information should only be used as a guide and no purchasing decision should be made without verification of the data from either the manufacturer or franchised dealer. Our offers may be on a different model year to that represented by this data and so specification may differ accordingly.

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