Suzuki Ignis review - MPG, CO2 and Running Costs
The Ignis should be very cheap to buy and run regardless of spec, although insurance groups aren’t all that low
The Ignis shares the familiar Suzuki family trait of being really good value for money. And even looking past the attractive list prices, it should prove cheap to run. Even the non-hybrid 1.2-litre engine has a claimed combined figure of 52.9mpg on the latest WLTP test cycle and has emissions as low as 107g/km, which is impressive for a non-turbo unit. Better still, we found it easy to exceed 50mpg in normal driving, so that figure seems realistic.
The hybrid manages up to 54.1mpg and emits 98g/km of CO2. This model can be had with the 4x4 system, which sees emissions creep up to 105g/km, which is pretty good for a 4WD vehicle. All of those figures are amongst the best in the city car class, while the 4x4 version is considerably more frugal than the Fiat Panda 4x4 with a petrol engine. The only drawback is gthat the Ignis has a small 32-litre fuel tank.
Repair bills for the Ignis are likely to be roughly in line with the rest of the Suzuki range – and not very expensive.
For a small, low cost city car, the Ignis isn’t all that cheap to insure. One factor to blame on that is the three-star Euro NCAP safety rating (rising to four stars on top-spec models). All Ignis models, regardless of spec, are fixed at group 9. For comparison, a VW up! starts at group 2, and a Fiat Panda kicks off from group 4.
Residual values for the Ignis are decent but not outstanding for the class. Base versions of the Suzuki are predicted to retain around 40 per cent of their value after three years, yet top-spec models see that drop to 34 per cent. Still, it’s a cheap car in the first place so that’s not too difficult to swallow.
In this review
- 1Suzuki Ignis reviewThe funky Suzuki Ignis mixes crossover looks and city car dimensions with interesting results
- 2Engines, performance and driveKeep the Ignis in town and it’s nippy and agile, but it starts to struggle on the open road
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running Costs - currently readingThe Ignis should be very cheap to buy and run regardless of spec, although insurance groups aren’t all that low
- 4Interior, design and technologyLoads of kit and stylish design inside and out, yet cabin feels a bit cheap
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceIgnis is far more practical than you’d expect looking at it. The sliding rear seats are a real boon
- 6Reliability and SafetySuzuki has a good reputation for reliability, although the base model Ignis’ three-star Euro NCAP safety rating lets it down