Which small Suzuki is the best value?

January 31, 2019 1:07 pm | macarthurautomotive.com.au, macarthursuzuki.com.au

Suzuki's recipe for success when making small cars is simple. They're cute and quirkily designed, extremely efficient and economical, great value and most importantly they're always a lot of fun to drive. 

A few years ago choosing which vehicle to buy might have been easy with the iconic Suzuki Swift being the obvious answer. However, in recent years the Japanese marque has began selling thousands of the outstanding Suzuki Ignis and Suzuki Baleno models. 

Let's take a closer look at Suzuki's small cars to help you decide which offers the best value – and which is right for you. 

Suzuki Swift

The Suzuki Swift, the marque's most popular and iconic car, is extremely affordable starting at under $17,000 drive away for the basic model. Despite that it's packed with safety features like an advanced forward detection system that includes autonomous emergency braking, high beam assist and smart cruise control.

These features, and the six airbags throughout the cabin, are a large part of the reason why the Suzuki Swift has the highest possible Australia New Car Assesment Program (ANCAP) safety rating of five stars. 

There's also a touch  screen in the dash with all the bells and whistles, like:

  • Smart phone connectivity.
  • In -built satellite navigation. 
  • Hands-free phone. 
  • And much more. 

What's more, the Suzuki Swift is one of the most efficient cars you can buy using on average just 4.6 litres of fuel per 100 km. It was recently recognised as the cheapest car to maintain in its class in Australia. That's why, if you're looking for fun, value and economy – it doesn't get much better than the new Suzuki Swift. 

Suzuki Ignis

The Suzuki Swift sets the bar high but the Suzuki Ignis may just clear it when it comes to value. It looks unlike any car on the market, with a fun design that resembles a mini-SUV or shrunken people mover. That may explain why, despite its small size, its interior feels incredibly spacious.

Its fuel economy is similar to the Suzuki Swift, using 4.7 litres per 100 km, and it also offers similar technology. That includes a connective cabin boasting a reverse camera, satellite navigation, cruise control and much more. Its mini but mighty 1.2 litre Dualjet engine is also surprisingly powerful, belting out 120 Nm of torque. 

Suzuki Baleno

The Suzuki Baleno is the most affordable car of all the Japanese marque's offerings. For under $16,000 the base model includes everything you need to get around, and have fun while you're doing it. Suzuki Baleno is not quite as fuel efficient as the other two small cars but its economy is still impressive – it uses just 5 litres of fuel per 100 km. 

It also boasts LED daytime running lights, Bluetooth connectivity, a satellite navigation system and 355 litres of fuel space. If you're looking for practical and affordable, it's hard to go past this awesome little car. 

The best way to decide what car is right for you is to jump in the driver's seat and experience them yourself. Drop in to Macarthur Suzuki in Narellan soon to to get behind the wheel.