Suzuki Vitara Review In Details

Updated Jun 22, 2022

When acquiring a vehicle, Filipinos consider a variety of things. However, we can confidently state that pricing and overall value are a top priority for the majority of car buyers. Because of its large range of options and cost – and its Suzuki brand – the Suzuki Vitara is the most popular vehicle here. Scrolling down to see a detailed Suzuki Vitara Review!

Suzuki Vitara Overview 

The Suzuki Vitara is a four-generation SUV that Suzuki has built since 1988. The Vitara 2023 model is the fourth generation, which debuted in 2015. It comes in four trims: GLX SR 2WD, GLX 4WD, GLX SR 4WD, and GLX 2WD, all of which are powered by a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine. 

The 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine in the Vitara is smooth and strong, with quick response times. It has a beautiful sound and generates strong power throughout the rev range. The transmission is smooth and easy to adjust, but it can be clumsy when accelerating quickly. The fuel economy is fairly good for this market sector: you can achieve up to 7 km/L in the city.

The Suzuki Vitara is a fantastic vehicle to drive, and in 2023 it will be even greater. This vehicle has undergone significant development in the last year, and the new model will be available in a few months. The new model will look similar to the existing model, with a few small differences.

Suzuki Vitara review Philippines

Suzuki Vitara review

Suzuki Vitara Review


The Suzuki Vitara 2023 is a stylish and distinctive little SUV. It's sporty and appealing while still being comfy and functional. Its adaptability is also appealing, especially if you need something that can fit into tiny locations or serve as your daily driver.

The Vitara has long been praised for its spacious cabin, with lots of room in the front and back and a large boot. However, the hybrid battery pack cuts into the cargo space with the rear seats in place, reducing its capacity by 86 liters to 289 liters.

Suzuki Vitara interior

Suzuki Vitara interior


The Suzuki Vitara interior is populated with plastics as Suzuki's introduction into the subcompact sector. According to Suzuki, the goal of the interior is to offer a more young and sporty appeal. 

There are 375 liters of space in the back of the subcompact crossover. You can gain an extra 335 liters of the room by folding the seats down. It includes a sunroof, but it can be obtrusive due to light seeping through the thin sunroof shade.


Meanwhile, the Vitara's engine options are limited to a 1.6-liter normally aspirated petrol or a DDiS turbo diesel, both of which produce 118bhp, and a turbocharged 1.4-liter Boosterjet engine that produces 138bhp but is available with the Vitara S.

Suzuki Vitara engine

Suzuki Vitara engine

Suzuki Vitara fuel consumption is inexpensive when equipped as standard with a five-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive – as tested – but it is also available with four-wheel drive and a six-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox, either individually or jointly. The diesel is only available with a six-speed manual transmission, but it is available in front-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations.


Most families choose safety, and the Suzuki Vitara off-road boasts a five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating thanks to its array of airbags, electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, autonomous emergency braking, and lane-departure warning. Meanwhile, in our 2021 Driver Power owner satisfaction study of cars presently on sale in the UK, the Suzuki came in 47th out of 75 automobiles.


Air conditioning, front fog lights, cruise control, automatic windows, 16-inch alloy wheels, and  USB/Bluetooth connectivity are standard on the Suzuki Vitara SZ4. The Vitara SZ-T has a navigation system; meanwhile, the SZ-5 model has suede seat upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, and LED headlights. New black alloy wheels and firmer sports suspension are equipped for Suzuki Vitara S.

Suzuki Vitara Philippines

Suzuki Vitara exterior

Suzuki Vitara Pro & Cons 


  • The interior of the Vitara is quite large. Its cabin has enough capacity for five adults to travel comfortably. The cabin is indeed modern and ergonomic.
  • Unlike other crossovers, Vitara's appearance is curved and edgy-shaped, which has a polarizing fascia and sharp corners. It offers the vehicle a new and stunning appearance.
  • All passengers are provided with nice seating. The driver's seat can be adjusted in height, which aids in vehicle control.
  • The 1.6-liter petrol engine is connected to a 6-speed automatic transmission. It creates a fantastic powerplant for a city crossover.


  • Headroom: Since the upper edge equipment includes a panoramic sunroof, passengers in the back seat might claim a lack of headroom.
  • Bumpy: The Vitara's driving experience suffers at times due to the 55-series tires' lack of traction. The air pressure and stiffness of the tire are both over the recommended levels.
  • Suzuki has utilized ugly and harsh plastics in the interior to keep production costs down. Despite their durability, the polymers have a poor appearance and feel.
  • The steering wheel on the Vitara is uninspiring and does not deliver the joy of driving. It doesn't get the same kind of reaction as other crossovers.


There are plenty of very sensible things to say about the Suzuki Vitara: it’s designed to be affordable, practical, easy to live with, etc. We know that doesn’t sound all that exciting, but the Vitara is no boring box on wheels. You can refer to the Suzuki Vitara Review of Phil Car Price before purchasing one for yourself.

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