Should I buy a Suzuki?
Suzuki is best known for its small, quirky family cars such as the Suzuki Swift, a tradition that goes right back to when Michio Suzuki began building his first small car in 1937.
It’s Japan’s fourth-largest carmaker after Toyota, Nissan and Honda, and is one of only a handful of manufacturers left that isn’t owned by anyone else. Only Suzuki makes Suzuki cars, giving the brand a uniquely different character. Many of Suzuki's cars cost less than rivals, too.
Off-road 4x4 cars have long been part of Suzuki’s DNA as well, including the long-running Suzuki Jimny small 4x4 first introduced half a century ago, way back in 1970.
Recently it's broadened this heritage with an increased focus on crossover SUVs, similar to other manufacturers, as the popularity of SUVs continues to rise.
How reliable are Suzuki cars?
We run an annual car survey, in which tens of thousands of people tell us about their current car and how reliable it is. Based on feedback from current Suzuki owners, we have reliability data for new cars aged up to three years old, and also cars aged between three and eight years old.
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We surveyed online 47,013 members of the general public covering 55,833 cars. Survey in field December 2019 to February 2020.
How much do Suzuki cars cost?
The Celerio's low official CO2 emissions figures also put it in a low tax band to help with running costs.
Suzuki's range of low-cost family cars rises up all the way to the mid-size SUV which, despite its size, still comes in from only £15,292. This could well attract potential buyers away from its considerably more expensive popular rival, the – this starts from £19,995.
Suzuki’s competitive pricing also means it can offer attractive PCP (loan towards buying the car outright) and finance deals.
Choosing the best Suzuki car
True to the brand’s small car heritage, choosing Suzuki is all about deciding how small is just right for you.
In the UK, Suzuki’s best-known model – the small hatchback – is likely to be a popular choice for many. It's a 'style car' aimed at those looking for something a little different, though its styling is less overt than one of its main alternatives, the . There’s even the hot hatch version available as well.