The Suzuki Splash: Review

The Suzuki Splash

If you are looking for a five door small family car that is economical to run, take a glance at the Suzuki Splash. The car is very versatile with a tall roof and it will easily accommodate four adults.

The Suzuki Splash is ideal for driving around town. It is nippy on narrow streets and is easy to park. The tall roof makes it the ideal car for four adults, although the boot is not big enough to accommodate luggage for all of them.

So, for longer holidays you may want to consider a different vehicle. The car is well equipped with air con, split folding seats in the rear and a CD player that is MP3 compatible. Suzuki is offering two engines; the 1.2 litre petrol and the 1.3 litre diesel. Both are excellent for driving around the town, but on the motorway both are noisy and under powered.

Each model has a 5 speed manual transmission, although there is an automatic option. The Splash is agile to handle and has a very light turning circle and a firm ride. Overall the car is fun to drive with decent grip on corners and good body control.

In the front of the Splash, the driver and passenger get good support from the seats and there is plenty of adjustment. Suzuki claims that the car will hold five people, but the rear seats are not so roomy and the centre seat is only suited to a child. All models have a manual air con and a leather covered steering wheel.

The space in the boot is limited and will cope with a family shop. Rear seats will fold to give more space and there is a glove box and storage tray on the dashboard. The door bins are slim, but will fit cans or small bottles. Visibility is fair, but limited when parking due to the small rear screen. As far a safety goes the Splash scored four stars not five in NCAP tests and only three stars for child safety. This could impact on sales. The Splash feels robust and durable and it will cope with everyday wear and tear. Suzuki provides a three year/60,000 mile warranty from new and roadside assistance for three years.

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