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Best car we’ve owned
We have the 2018 turbo model and we’re not at 50,000km and haven’t spent a cent on it other than serving and tyres. It’s light, well equiped and punchy with the turbo. We tow a trailer with it and you can’t even tell it’s there even on hills. Love this car, we will drive it till it dies and then buy another one.
Purchased in November 2018 for $27,000.00.
The perfect combo of looks, performance and price
Was looking for a small SUV that didn't look or feel like a small SUV. After watching hours and hours of video reviews I landed my heart on the Vitara with its modest price, off-roading heritage and rugged good looks. Many call it a mini Range Rover and they're not wrong because the shape and external styling is very similar. It just so happened that the following week I saw an S Turbo in just the right colour (the safari with a black roof) and it was love at first sight. Forget what they say about cheap interior because once you are inside and...up close, it is the last thing you will notice. One thing that is a common thread amongst reviews is that it is fun to drive and boy does this car put a smile on your face everytime you hop on the driver's seat. With its miniature weight and powerful turbo engine it handles like a hot hatch. What not a lot of reviewers talk about is that the Vitara is actually classified as a semi-automatic which means you can put it into manual mode and use the paddle shifters to change gears. This is where the performance of the Turbo engine really shines. A funny thing that happened was I actually thought the car stalled because the engine was so quiet when I came to a stop! The USB port though was a little glitchy but it might be due to the constant pulling and tugging causing the connection to come loose, but that's an easy fix. Overall extreme pleased with my purchase.
Ticks all the boxes
We investigated numerous types of SUVs and Vitara Turbo came up as the best. Looks, comfort and reliability. What made it even better was the knowledge of the salesman at Col Crawford Brookvale, Klaye. He wasn’t usual pushy car salesman but was there to answer our questions and more. Nothing was a trouble for him and this makes all the difference when spending a lot of money on a new vehicle. When we picked the vehicle up he went to great lengths to explain clearly all aspects of the vehicle and made it clear that he was there if we needed more assistance after we collected it.
Purchased in February 2021 at Crawford Productions for $31.00.
Great small tow vehicle.
Bought as main car for city driving, towing small boat (350kg) and odd long hauls.
Lightly loaded on open road it has plenty of power for overtaking, a bit to much sometimes. With boat in tow and weeks dive gear for two it is effortless towing on open road, rarely goes above 3000rpm even on big hills. Still plenty of power for sensible overtaking with boat in tow. Active cruise control makes for relaxed driving.
Sports modes is ideal for windy hilly roads, holds gears between corners and tends to stay in power band. Far better handling on tigh...
Purchased in January 2021.
Great car but known Android Auto fault not made public
I use my vitara daily and it is a great, compact car that is easy to drive, park and manoeuvre in heavy traffic and out in the country. Being a music freak, the main selling point was the Android Auto/ Apple iPhone functionality but when I purchased the car there was no mention of the known fault that prevents some iPhones and Androids from connecting/ working. I have escalated this through the dealership to Suzuki QLD and have been advised by them that this is a know issue and I just have to wait until their tech people come up with an update to fix the problem. Would have thought Suzuki would have some duty of care to disclose this but other than this issue I love my vitara and hope that they have this fault fixed ASAP.
Purchased in July 2019.
2020 Vitara. Billy cart Spare tyre.
Just wasted 4 hrs going to test drive the new Vitara. Shouldve asked has it got a full size spare before I went. I didnt bother to test drive it.What kind of a car can be taken seriously in Australia with a billy cart wheel for a spare. These cars like all the others with these useless wheel barrow space savers are an urban only option.
Amazing car, with a serve of faults
This car is my everyday driver.
I use it for work (aged care community care worker) and personal.
I get this car serviced whenever its required and is always checked regularly up kept, and my machanic is not mentioned any issues in the car, as yet.
Purchased in August 2018 at Tweed Heads Sharp Motor Group for $24,000.00.
Love this car
I drive my suzi in a variety of places daily; up and down a lot of hills, on open roads, on freeways and in the city and im in awe of how it handles it all comfortably and effortlessly. The turbo is punchy, responsive and immediate and she handles corners and inclines like a sports car, i love the feeling of space in the cabin, not lots of moulded plastic taking up airspace. The height of the car is perfect, easy to get in and out of and the seats are very comfy, even on long drives.The phone speaker is great quality and people are often surpr...ised when i tell them I'm in the car as there is very little vibration and back noise, ive had it now for 1 1/2 years and as silly as it sounds still get excited when i see the bright dual colour in the carpark , jump into the driver seat and zoom off
Purchased in April 2019 at Suzuki Dealers for $25,000.00.
Great small car
The Suzuli Turbo is our city commuter and gets used for some quick trips interstate. The motor is a gem - always punchy and very economical but needs 95 octane. Overtaking is easy - put your foot down and it flies. The 6 speed auto and paddles are good. Limited storage space but space enough to replace the spacesaver with a full size spare. No issues in 2 years.
Purchased in January 2018 at Suzuki in the City for $28,990.00.
Nice car but Suzuki can do better
I am satisfied with overall performance but it makes a weird noise when I release the brakes after putting it into D, got it checked with dealer but he says everything is fine, also I don't like the fact that Car's service was done at ford service centre (apparently Suzuki has given the service contract to ford or something).
Overall I like the car and features and car is a keeper but still I think Suzuki could do better.
Purchased in May 2019 at Suzuki Dealers.
Beautiful and reliable.
Suzuki has done terrific job on this machine. Well design,very comfy and beautiful either interior or exterior.Fuel savy. Responsive engine but feel a bit to light on the handling...overall great car. My wife bought this car on 2017 from Garry Warren. Regulary service and we are well look after from team GWS. Recommended purchase.Great value car,very reliable.
Purchased in January 2017 at GWS waverly for $24,500.00.
This is our second Suzuki Vitara, we traded a 2015 Vitara Turbo for a new 2019 Vitara Turbo front wheel drive to get the latest safety tech. Both cars are easy to drive and have had no issues. Good on fuel around town, services are 2 a year. If you are looking for a city SUV the Vitara is a great choice
Purchased in July 2019 at Heidelberg Suzuki for $31.00.
best car i have ever owned, love it, easy to get in and out of, smooth ride, love the two tone colour, key less was not necessary i feel, but its there so ok, mechanical is runs quietly and has the power , also have taken on 4wd track, went wonderfully, no complaints,
Purchased in June 2019 at Suzuki Dealers for $25,000.00.
I love this car and you cant ask for anything more for the amazing price. Its easy to park and has plenty of boot space, being a music freak the only disappointment in that area is there is no CD player. Although I love this car the fuel economy is really bad, it does not cope with inclines of any type and its the worst automatic I have ever driven, it revs out and hates to change gears. All in all the look and features of the car are second to none, but don't get an auto, it will let you down.
Purchased in December 2018.
Packed with excitement!
I use this car everday for work and also for looking after the grandchildren. I like Suzukis in general just for the internal space they provide for strollers, luggage etc.
I absolutely love the turbo boost on this vehicle it really gets you up those hills and in and out of traffic. It has also pulled our trailer for camping without any worries.
There is a wide range of colours but I couldn't go past the turquoise pearl metallic.
This vehicle is serviced regularly with no unusual findings and continues to breeze along with its rear parking camera, usb connection and other perks.
Purchased in September 2018.
Love my Vitara - everything you need
Bought brand new in Aug 2018 as our new family every day car. I am so happy with it mechanically, tech wise and looks. The Vitara has everything you need and at a very reasonable/affordable price. Drives well long distances and is easy to get up step inclines without too much lag. Fuel consumption has been amazing as well. It offers great cabin and boot space with comfy seats. Absolutley would buy again and will be recommending the dealership again and again!
I love my car
I love my car it’s my everything but I must say it doesn’t pick up spend well if you are trying to pick up speed on the smallest of inclines the car cannot cope and revs high!! And the fuel economy has not been great after the first 12 months.
Very good car - simple and you cannot beat it for value
This car is by no means a performance SUV the 1.6L Is just adequate for city driving and it will not complain if you push it. You need to get past 4,000RPM to get any meaningful performance out of it such as overtaking and for uphill driving it is better you get into 'manual mode' and down shift on your own as the transmission has been tuned for economy and it will always select the highest gear available.
If you need any more performance than that you need to be looking at the 1.4L Turbo. The price for what you get is hands down the best valu...e small SUV on the market. The closest in price (at the time) was the Mitsubishi ASX but it was thirsty, ancient, heavy and that horrible CVT auto is subpar (although a much larger car inside). Pros: Very fuel efficient the 1.6L engine clocks below 7L/100kms and this is urban driving with a lot of stop and go traffic. One thing that the Vitara excels at and a lot of people complain about in modern cars is visibility, is that it has excellent visibility all around with big windows! It is so easy to park and drive around the city!
Purchased in November 2018 at Suzuki Dealers for $21,700.00.
great car but auto transmission rough changing from first to second
2015 rts 1.6 lt have been happy so far car runs a lot better with 95 octane fuel . Only issue i have had is a rough gear change from first to second when driving hard. Wonder if this normal would love to know if anyone else has this issue.
complete city sub compact SUV
bought after having grand vitara for six years. only issue with grand vitara was fuel efficiency and my vitara is the answer for that. not a 4 wheel drive but fun to drive and easy to park. and good with goodies like reverse parking and sat nav. its fun to move around city. i manage to get 15 km / liter on my way to work and back and 13-15 km/liter on busy sydney roads and 17-19km/liter on highways. negative point is its not a car for over take or speedy moving but its worth the cost. and very soft on wallet by seldom trips to fuel station
Questions & Answers
Purchased vitara 2020 and showing over 15lts per 100 km on dash,have only done small trips of up to 70kms,is this normal?
No, it is way above normal. Get it back to your dealer , when he says give it time to settle ask for specific time required as with other vitaras he has sold. If he cant , hes lying. Fair trading will help and dont hesitate to uae them. Dealers hate it because their lies are accountable.
Hi there, has anybody driven the RT-S model (Manuel) for a great long distance, like 500km in a day?
|Category||Small / Compact SUVs||Small / Compact SUVs||Small / Compact SUVs||Small / Compact SUVs|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD) and Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD) and Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD) and Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)|
|Wheels||17" Alloy||17" Alloy||17" Alloy||17" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||6 L/100km||5.8 L/100km||5.9 L/100km||6.2 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||47 L||47 L||47 L||47 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.6L||4 Cylinder 1.6L||4 Cylinder 1.4L||4 cylinder 1.4L|
|Max Power||86kW @ 6000rpm||86kW @ 6000rpm||103kW @ 5500rpm||103kW @ 5500rpm|
|Max Torque||156Nm @ 4400rpm||156Nm @ 4400rpm||220Nm @ 1500-4000rpm||220Nm @ 1500-4000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Hungary||Hungary||Hungary||Hungary|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||1,200 kg||1,200 kg||1,200 kg||1,200 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||400 kg||400 kg||400 kg||400 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||185 mm||185 mm||185 mm||185 mm|
|Release date||Jan 2019||Jan 2019||Jan 2019||Jan 2019|
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