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Why Lease The Ignis?

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Suzuki Ignis Review 2023

The Suzuki Ignis proves that size isn't a limitation when it comes to SUVs, offering impressive passenger space along with the choice for all-wheel drive.

Rivals to the Suzuki Ignis include the Fiat Panda, Fiat 500 and Toyota’s Aygo-X.

Our Suzuki Ignis review covers:

Suzuki Ignis Key Features

  • Distinct and modern design with a boxy silhouette
  • Spacious and well-thought-out interior
  • 267-litre boot, expanding to 514 litres with rear seats down
  • One engine choice available: 82hp 1.2-litre mild-hybrid petrol
  • Two trim levels are available: SZ-T and SZ5

Suzuki Ignis Pros and Cons:


  • Compact yet spacious:
  • Distinctive design
  • Fuel efficiency


  • Dated infotainment system
  • Modest performance
  • Limited luxury

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

The design of the new Suzuki Ignis is a blend of modernity and nostalgia, combining boxy SUV elements with contemporary styling cues. Its compact dimensions make it easy to navigate through city streets, while its distinctive character lines and bold front fascia give it a unique and eye-catching presence. LED headlights and taillights contribute to the overall modern aesthetic. The Ignis manages to strike a balance between a compact car and an SUV, resulting in a design that's both charming and sporty.

Suzuki Ignis Exterior

Despite its compact exterior, the Suzuki Ignis surprises with its impressive practicality. The boxy shape translates to a roomy interior, providing ample headroom and legroom for both front and rear passengers. This makes the Ignis comfortable for longer journeys and well-suited for accommodating taller passengers. The high roofline also contributes to a sense of spaciousness and ease of entry and exit. Additionally, the Ignis' compact size makes parking and manoeuvring in tight spaces a breeze, enhancing its practicality for urban driving.

The boot space in the Suzuki Ignis is designed to be versatile and functional. It offers 267-litres of boot space and 514 litres with rear seats down, the Ignis generally offers a decent amount of cargo space for a vehicle of its size. The split-folding rear seats further enhance its cargo-carrying capabilities, allowing you to adapt the space according to your needs. This flexibility is particularly useful when you need to transport larger or bulkier items while still accommodating passengers.

Interior and Trims

The interior of the new Suzuki Ignis strikes a balance between functionality and comfort. Despite its compact size, the cabin is surprisingly roomy and well-designed, offering ample headroom and legroom for both front and rear passengers. The high roofline contributes to an open and airy feeling, making the cabin feel more spacious than one might expect. The seats are comfortable and supportive, ensuring a pleasant experience during both short commutes and longer journeys. The material quality varies across trims, with a mix of hard plastics and softer touch surfaces. The layout of controls and displays is intuitive, contributing to an overall user-friendly environment.

Two trim levels are available: SZ-T and SZ5.

The SZ-T variant occupies a central position within the Ignis lineup. It comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, body-coloured door handles, and a black front grille. The interior features include a navigation system with Bluetooth connectivity, DAB radio, smartphone integration, manual air-conditioning, and automatic headlights.

At the top end of the Ignis range, you'll find the SZ5 trim. This premium variant showcases 16-inch alloy wheels, extended wheel arches, a black and chrome front grille, and rear privacy glass on its exterior. Inside, the SZ5 boasts automatic air conditioning, cruise control, an infotainment system equipped with navigation, DAB radio, Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity, a rear-view camera, and a steering wheel trimmed in leather.

Power and Performance

There is a single engine option available, a 1.2-liter four-cylinder hybrid petrol engine. It's possible to select either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive configurations. Even the four-wheel-drive models manage to achieve impressive fuel economy, exceeding 50mpg.

The base-level vehicles boast a noteworthy array of features, including air-conditioning, a DAB radio, electric windows, and Bluetooth connectivity. Stepping up to the SZT trim level adds satellite navigation and a reversing camera to the package.

Suzuki Ignis interior

Weighing just a bit more than the groceries you'd place in its trunk, the Suzuki Ignis delivers a livelier and nimbler feel at lower speeds compared to your typical larger hatchback. It accelerates responsively from a standstill, and the forward visibility is excellent. However, the rearward view is somewhat restricted, and the ride quality can be a bit firm due to the Ignis' lightweight nature. While it handles most road surfaces well, it can become unsettled by sudden dips or potholes.

Notably, the Ignis might not be the best choice for extended highway travel. Wind and road noise tend to be prominent at higher speeds, and the small engine might struggle on steep inclines or during overtaking attempts that require significant acceleration.

Overall, it may not boast the most powerful engine or the most extensive list of high-tech features, it strikes a balance that caters to budget-conscious buyers seeking a reliable and stylish ride for their everyday adventures.

Leasing vs Buying

The Suzuki Ignis is now available for purchase at a starting on-the-road price of £17,230.55*, or it can be leased with monthly payments starting from £199.27.

If you're considering leasing a Suzuki Ignis, we proudly offer excellent car leasing services in the UK. Our leasing deals include a manufacturer's warranty, road tax, breakdown insurance, and free delivery to most areas of the UK mainland (excluding specific regions).

Leasing a Suzuki Ignis can often be a more financially advantageous option compared to purchasing outright, thanks to the fixed monthly payments, variable mileage options, low initial rental, and flexible contract durations.

It's important to note that the 'on-the-road' price mentioned includes a year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee, and a number plate fee. Please be aware that this price is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to change. To get the most up-to-date information, we recommend contacting your nearest retailer.