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Honest John Awards 2019: Suzuki Vitara named Small Crossover of the Year

Published 02 May 2019

Small Crossover of the Year - Suzuki Vitara

Small crossovers are always popular with HonestJohn.co.uk readers, and the Suzuki Vitara is the most popular of them all. Not only does it offer a great deal of practicality for the money, it also has a well-deserved reputation for reliability. Recent updates include a much improved interior and new BoosterJet engines, meaning the current Vitara is better than ever.

“The small crossover market has never been more competitive, but the Suzuki Vitara’s qualities shine through to take it the top of the table at Honest John Awards," Said Dan Powell, Managing Editor of HonestJohn.co.uk. "Over the past 12 months the Vitara has been the most popular small crossover with our readers, with buyers attracted to its great value and excellent 1.0 BoosterJet engines.”

Read the Suzuki Vitara review | See all of the 2019 award winners

Comments

David George Null, PhD, MScPH    on 3 May 2019

had a Suzuki Sidekick (the USA version of the Virtara. It was, by a wide margin the very WORST vehicle I have ever owned. The head warped at 27000 miles - requiring an expensive rebuild and AGAIN at 56000. Suzuki warranty service was non-existent and evasive. Not surprisingly, Suzuki withdrew from the US market COMPLETELY. In America, cars are driven hard and the Suzuki was just too feeble.

Dellow Man    on 6 May 2019

Have owned a Grand Vitara V6 automatic since 2000. To date passed the annual car test without any problems or comments In the first three years four different items of warranty work undertaken without discussion. Would like to buy the latest version, but cannot justify it while current model serves well - but then it was made in Japan.

Oli rag    on 19 May 2019

had a Suzuki Sidekick (the USA version of the Virtara. It was, by a wide margin the very WORST vehicle I have ever owned. The head warped at 27000 miles - requiring an expensive rebuild and AGAIN at 56000. Suzuki warranty service was non-existent and evasive. Not surprisingly, Suzuki withdrew from the US market COMPLETELY. In America, cars are driven hard and the Suzuki was just too feeble.


I hardly think it’s the same car David. Suzuki withdrew from the states around 7 years ago!

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