2017 Suzuki Ignis is slightly larger than Fiat Panda and Volkswagen up!, but it’s a matter of centimetres. First generation Ignis was in production in early 21st century. Back then it was something like a small crossover. Suzuki was too early with the product, because today Ignis would have been a hit, like Vitara or SX4. But since Suzuki now has a B and C crossover in its range, what does it need the most? Of course, an A-crossover. If there is such a thing. If you want to compare Suzuki Ignis to something, it would probably be a Fiat Panda 4x4 or Panda Cross. There’s a lot of accessories to make this miniature Jeep Renegade look more off-roady. And to match the off-road looks, Ignis can be ordered with AllGrip AWD system.

Starting price: 12 000 euro
As tested: 18 000 euro

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Comments

    • ניר כהן
      ניר כהן

      Surprisingly the Ignis is made in Japan and not India or Hungary like most European homologated Suzuki cars.
      Too bad they chose this weak 1.2L engine rather the 1.0 Turbo engine that Suzuki has in other models. I hope they will offer it with this engine in the near future.

      about 5 days ago
    • ניר כהן
      ניר כהן In reply to ניר כהן

      @Marek Drives the FWD ones that are made for Europe come from Japan as far as I know.

      about 5 days ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to ניר כהן

      AFAIK this one is made in 4 locations.

      about 5 days ago
    • Dexo Con 2
      Dexo Con 2

      The review on the Dacia Duster stopped me on clicking subscribe

      about 29 days ago
    • England explorer19
      England explorer19

      This better tho cos got solid rear axle

      about 2 months ago
    • james goodwin
      james goodwin

      The driving safety system will be good for russian drivers hahahahaha

      about 5 months ago
    • Nigel
      Nigel

      Great review

      about 7 months ago
    • jebasfini
      jebasfini

      In Serbia (and as I understand - in most European countries, if not all) only the cheapest version is 5 seater!?! If anyone wants to combine Allgrip 4x4 system with 5 seats - it's not possible?! This is nothing short of IDIOTIC solution! And one tiny detail on top of it: only the top range version has got a mirror on the passenger side sun visor - I had it even in my ancient Yugo 45 from 1989, and of course in my Hyundai Atos Prime from 2001 (by the way, imported from Poland! )! And it is used quite, when my darling puts make up in the morning on our way to the school where we work. Unbelievable that such a cheap thing is absent from lower packages models! By the way, I think that I've seen in a video on Youtube that for South African market Allgrip model DOES have three safety belts on the back seat, but the middle one is not a three-point version. :)

      about 7 months ago
    • ForViewingOnly
      ForViewingOnly

      Great review. The fact that Dual Camera Brake Support (DCBS) can't be permanently switched off (it comes back on again when ignition is switched off then on) is a deal-breaker for me. I'm not going to press and hold the DCBS button every time I get in the car. What a shame. Thanks for the review Marek.

      about 9 months ago
    • peter cornelius
      peter cornelius

      Hello from Indonesia.
      I have it for 13 months now.
      It's a good car

      about 9 months ago
    • Pinky Pinky
      Pinky Pinky In reply to peter cornelius

      peter cornelius 66

      about 9 months ago
    • MR Tampubolon
      MR Tampubolon

      I have Baleno Hatchback and ignis for my wife. We loved it

      about 11 months ago
    • Marko Marulic
      Marko Marulic

      I own GLX AllGrip model. Great car. For the persons in doubt: just try it and you'll love it.. Tnx for the review.

      about 1 year ago
    • Γιώργος Κωτσάκης
      Γιώργος Κωτσάκης

      Hi Marek, congrats for another nice real review. Would you recommend this as a small suv-ish family city car?? What else would you recommend??

      about 1 year ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to Γιώργος Κωτσάκης

      Panda 4x4?

      about 1 year ago
    • Nikos Bays
      Nikos Bays

      suzuki ignis or renault twingo?

      about 1 year ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to Nikos Bays

      With these small engines an automatic is either useless or expensive (or both). Good luck!

      about 1 year ago
    • Nikos Bays
      Nikos Bays In reply to Nikos Bays

      Marek Drives Ignis it's your favourite of the two then,I'm going test drive them both, the fact that you cannot get automatic gearbox with AWD with Ignis is a little drawback, but not a deal-breaker, thanks for your answer

      about 1 year ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to Nikos Bays

      Twingo's RWD doesn't really matter, because you can't turn off traction control. Moreover there's extra heat in the boot, so I wouldn't want to store my groceries there. On the other hand I had a blast in the Ignis. It's a really fun little car, and it can do some light offroading as well.

      about 1 year ago
    • Nikos Bays
      Nikos Bays In reply to Nikos Bays

      Marek Drives thanks for answer,I like small cars and I like cars that are a little different, twingo is a rear engine rear drive,Ignis is a mini 4x4 SUV, I know that maybe i10 or UP might be the best in that size, but when I look at them I see some boring cars. so I don't know I was thinking one of these 2, similar price tag, spacious for their size and with unique styling

      about 1 year ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to Nikos Bays

      I would not buy a Twingo, because I don't like it. But you have to ask yourself, why are you considering these two cars, and for what purpose?

      about 1 year ago
    • zmanvideo1
      zmanvideo1

      very good review, too bad no more Suzuki in Canada

      about 1 year ago
    • zmanvideo1
      zmanvideo1 In reply to zmanvideo1

      Suzuki in Canada sold Swift, Vitara, Grand Vitara (with the V6 engine), Grand Vitara XL-7 (longer version of the Grand Vitara), SX4 and Kizashi;
      The new Swift is a really nice looking small sporty car with available AWD, again, too bad no Suzuki in Canada/USA

      about 1 year ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to zmanvideo1

      What did Suzuki sell in Canada? Just Vitara and Kizashi or something else too?

      about 1 year ago
    • Arnav Rangari
      Arnav Rangari

      In India you get only 2 airbags and no DCBS

      about 1 year ago
    • ミ'RÖSS'ʚ
      ミ'RÖSS'ʚ

      Swift or ignis??

      about 1 year ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to ミ'RÖSS'ʚ

      Depends.

      about 1 year ago
    • xeniosaias
      xeniosaias

      What about the consuption in the hybrid version?

      about 1 year ago
    • Leonardo Taccola
      Leonardo Taccola

      Can you review Suzuki Jimny?

      about 1 year ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to Leonardo Taccola

      It's not out yet, is it?

      about 1 year ago
    • ILIJA1993
      ILIJA1993

      Ignis is sooo expensive in Poland! :O It's around 9000 up to 13000 in my country which is not in EU.

      about 1 year ago
    • Mukesh Awasthi
      Mukesh Awasthi

      Nice.i have it.

      about 1 year ago
    • Stefan Feist
      Stefan Feist

      I like it.

      about 1 year ago
    • Artur Jacinto
      Artur Jacinto

      Has a rider I have to tank for these safety systems 'cause cagers are always on the cellphone .

      about 1 year ago
    • NutriFIT nutritie si fitnes
      NutriFIT nutritie si fitnes

      for what you did a dacia sandero will do that

      about 1 year ago
    • NutriFIT nutritie si fitnes
      NutriFIT nutritie si fitnes

      3450 VW UP , 3700 IGNIS , AND STILL THE Ignis with less money it has keyless and wind down rear windows

      about 1 year ago
    • Girish Suri
      Girish Suri

      Your review was very critical and good. Definitely this is not a family car. It can be an outing car for nearby places. Definitely an SUV stance car but I feel the interior cabin appears to be very small.
      Thanks to you for bringing up the critical review for Dual Camera brake system. Owing to the city car that system can be irritating for the person in a hurry.

      about 2 years ago
    • dookieday1
      dookieday1

      Is this car better than the panda4x4

      about 2 years ago
    • Darcy Chu
      Darcy Chu In reply to dookieday1

      dookieday1

      More reliable with less troubles!

      about 1 year ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to dookieday1

      Similar.

      about 2 years ago
    • Thomas Twyford
      Thomas Twyford

      i like it!

      about 2 years ago
    • Badr Hari
      Badr Hari

      18000 Euro? I would buy a Duster!

      about 2 years ago
    • Trevor Spittle
      Trevor Spittle

      A good honest review. I know I bought one. Four grip copes with farm tracks and wet fields fine. Hybrid system doesn't seem to do much most of the time except on country roads with rolling hills where the energy saved on the downhills helps haul you up the uphills. Fuel consumption a steady 60 mpg. On road it's definitely not quick but far better than the Jimny it has replaced. Steering is slow. Anti collision is a pain but l'm learning to ignore it and it may save me from a bump one day. I actually quite like the looks. Road tax was low in the U.K. before the recent hike. I fortunately got in just before. All in all a sensible choice and may we have a long relationship. A City car for those living out in the sticks.

      about 2 years ago
    • androo4519
      androo4519

      I like it. It's an honest little car that's different and inventive.

      about 2 years ago
    • Trends Inspiration
      Trends Inspiration

      my god, i got eyes cancer from looking at this ugly car

      about 2 years ago