Test Suzuki Vitara 1.6 Automobile 4×4: dynamics, consumption, and conclusion


The position of the steering wheel is correct thanks to the extensive regulations of the seat and the steering wheel

the time Comes to check the dynamic qualities of the Suzuki Vitara. The unity that we have between hands enjoy a modern diesel engine 1.6 Automobile four-cylinder engine with direct injection by common rail. Develops 120 HP at 3.750 rpm and generous maximum torque of 320 Nm delivered at 1750 rpm.

Test of the Suzuki Vitara 1.6 Automobile 4×4

The boot is striking the the absence of vibrations characteristics of many engines of diesel fuel. What is certain is that this is just one of the many good things that I can say this mechanic of Suzuki: also stands out for its good response and low fuel consumption. To the rhythm of the road is left to notice the noise of the engine and of the air, although not reaching levels of annoying.

With respect to the previous generation, the new Vitara has lost a bit of its character campero to focus more on the plane urbanite. Despite this it is possible to get by roads not paved taking advantage of that the high ground clearance is 185 mm, provided that we do not find obstacle of considerable difficulty. Account with hill descent control, but not with gearbox.


versions 4×4 cost 1,800 euros more than the traction to a single axis

all-wheel drive ALLGRIP with a clutch multi-disc bathed in oil is also a good ally to circulate by roads are wet or icy, bringing a plus of safety that is always welcome. There are three modes available. In the way Snow is distributed to the traction between the two axles automatically according to the conditions of adhesion, in the mode Lock locks the allocation to 50% and in the Auto mode sends all the torque from the engine to the front axle unless it detects a loss of traction.

The fourth mode is called Sport and is designed to extract the maximum performance of the crossover japanese. And note, go if you are note. Increases the rapidity of engine response to the throttle pressure offering a significantly more vibrant and with a lot of nerve. In addition, the successful development of the manual shift mode help you to take advantage of its benefits.

The suspension has a tare quite firm. This implies that some bumps are felt -though without making people uncomfortable – but allows that the Vitara is very satisfactory in-plane dynamic because the body does not move excessively, even doing a driving cheerful. At all times, is shown poised and conveys confidence to the driver. In-plane dynamic only out of tune the direction, something vague and little information. Forces you to make small corrections frequently, even in a straight line.


The system ALLGRIP provides four modes selectable by the driver

In terms of the fuel consumption, on the road we can stay below the 5 l/100 km without effort. If we take the consumption can be laughter and to show suffice it to say that at a distance of 95 miles along the dual carriageway I set the cruise control at 105 km/h and the result offered by the on-board computer was 3.7 l/100 km that’s really Amazing!

The Vitara can mount an automatic change of double clutch

In the city, depending on traffic, rondaremos 5.5 and 6 l/100 km, thanks to Auto Stop Start start and stop automatic motor. With all this we can say without hesitation that the Suzuki Vitara Automobile 4×4 is one of the crossovers with all-wheel drive that require less fuel on the market.

One of the keys to the good performance and the efficiency of the Vitara diesel can be its weight, which throws 1.295 kg on the scale. To cite some examples, assumes a 50 kg less than that of a Mazda CX-3 1.5 D AWD, about 75 kg less than a Dacia Duster 1.5 dCi 4×4 and about 200 kg less than that of a Fiat 500X 2.0 Multijet 4×4, a Jeep Renegade 2.0 Multijet 4×4 or an Opel Mokka 1.6 CDTi 4×4.


The logo hides behind the radar systems, RBS and ACC

In regards to new technology that incorporates the crossover from Suzuki it is worth mentioning the system of assistance to the braking (RBS). By using a millimeter wave radar located behind the logo on the grill, the RBS monitors the distance and speed of the vehicle. If it detects a risk of collision, it first warns the driver and if it touches the brake pedal helps to increase the braking force. If the driver does not react, the system applies the brakes automatically.

You can regulate the time of action on two levels, to warn of the risk with greater or lesser advance. In the most preventive of the RBS has seemed to me too alarmist, while the one that offers a notice later sought a more timely response and also effective.

The technology of security and comfort is also present in the new adaptive cruise control (ACC), a system that very few cars in this segment can offer. Employs the same radar of the RBS and its operation is great, adjusting the speed according to the vehicle smooth and enjoyable. The safety distance can be adjusted in three levels.


The Vitara is agile and tries to be a good relationship between stability and ride comfort


The Suzuki Vitara stands as one of the most economic options within the growing segment of crossovers urban but, even so, surprised by their overall balance. If you can overlook the finishes frankly improvable have access to a highly complete model, especially in its versions equipped.

Have LED headlights, the adaptive cruise control system or assistance to the braking are items of equipment innovative that very few can boast in its category. Equipment to highlight that Suzuki has taken seriously the security that you must offer this model, which is equipped with seven airbags as standard-including one knee for the driver – and has been awarded with five stars in the tests of EuroNCAP, the highest score.

To be very light and benefits from a good dynamic qualities, which can only be to reproach the operation of your vague direction. The suspension is compliant by offering a balancing content and the consumption place him among the most frugal B-segment-SUV. In short, the Suzuki Vitara is a good choice to take into account for display a price/product really interesting.