In-depth Reviews

Suzuki Splash owner reviews

“The Suzuki Splash is good to drive and has masses of space and style, but a small boot limits its appeal.”

Carbuyer Rating

2.6 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.3 out of 5

88%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 7reviews
  • 1reviews
  • 6reviews

Common Problems

  • Electrics, Engine, Gearbox / clutch, Other (1 cases)
  • Other (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Other (1 cases)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.2 gls

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

61
Review
Super car in every way. Easy run and easy to drive.

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

1,0 GLS

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

18
Review
Terrible car, which I daily regret that I bought. Petrol economy is completely insane only about 18 mpg and yes EIGHTEEN miles per gallon... Suzuki factory warranty is non-existent and the dealer can not find anything wrong with the car so therefore you are badly off if you've got one of their models that are filled with errors from the factory electrical equipment reports errors every time you try to start the car because it is uncertain that you can get the car started if there is just a little moisture / frost / sunshine or wind as the computer becomes confused and completely shuts the immobiliser down and REFUSES to start the car. It honks and hisses if you try to get it towed to the repair shop. the towing company refuses to come and get my car because they are tired of that you can not get it to shut up while towing it. Spare parts are another major weakness they cost an arm and a leg... and lasts unfortunately rarely longer than 1-2 years and then must be replaced again and forget about the warranty on repairs and spare parts. In other words, STAY AWAY FROM SUZUKI SPLASH it is easier to flush your money down the toilet and you will not get all the problems of being stranded on the motorway or being hit by a hysterical immobiliser because you turn left in the rain.
Reliability

1 out of 5

No reliability AT ALL
Performance

1 out of 5

YEAH RIGHT Performance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stay in town and don't expect to go faster than 50 MPH on the motorway
Running Cost

1 out of 5

EXPENSIVE in every possible way

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

43
Review
No breakdowns or equipment failures yet
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Consumption reasonable for mainly short, cold runs.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1 litre

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
It is a good little car. Surprisingly big inside. Fuel consumption could be better on the motorway. Reasonably solid. Boot a bit small but has a second compartment underneath.
Reliability
Very reliable.
Performance

3 out of 5

Not speedy, but not meant to be.
Running Cost
Pretty good but not as good as advertised.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.0 GLS

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55
Review
This is my Second Splash and my 6th Suzuki. All bought from the same dealer from new and each kept for 3 years. I have not had a problem with any of my Suzukis in 18 years and I am looking to buy a new one in March. Fuel consumption varies with the way in which you drive, I average around 55 mpg but on a recent trip to the New Forest and with the intention of testing how many miles I could achieve if driven with care, I averaged 74mpg on the round trip of 230 miles. But if you want to achieve the best performance from the Splash you need to use high revs which in turn will result in poor fuel consumption. I find this car amazing value for money.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Totaly reliable
Performance

4 out of 5

As good as you will get from a 1 litre non-turbo.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

If driven with care it will reward you with a high number of miles to the g1allon.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

55

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2008

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
Keeps going - problem with gear box and had to have it replaced. Suzuki paid for the gear box I had to pay for the labour
Running Cost

4 out of 5

I have managed 60MPG on along run at 50mph

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

cant remember, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
This car is very easy to get into and out off without having to either slump down into it or having to pull yourself out of it and is also very easy to drive in the snow and icy roads as it has traction control whitch i think should be in all cars.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
For such a small car,it has coped with everything i have asked of it. I travel to england quite often and it can cope with all conditions,motorways ,a roads,heavy traffic and slow and fast traffic

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.3 DDiS

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

56
Review
Great little car - 80,000 completely trouble-free miles, reasonably fast. Will do over 80mpg on a country run if you're gentle.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Good - egr valve a bit moody but that's it.
Performance

4 out of 5

Will easily go over 100mph, lots of mid-range power and happy at 80mph on the motorway.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Other than brake disks and home servicing, not a penny spent.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.2 petrol manual

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great all around visibility. Excellent handling, quite sharp steering. A mechanic friend of mine told me that the steering is pretty expensive and the gearbox has doublesyncro, is Fiat made, expensive to make, absolutely durable and deadly reliable! Clever fold down mechanism of the rear seat. Very stable on the motorway. Seems pretty well put together. Only minus, a bit firm ride in low speeds. Deserves its money and at these dimensions you cant find a more spacious car.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SZ4

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55
Review
This is a great little car. It's interesting to note that whilst the 'professional' motoring press seem to be a bit average about it, almost all 'real users' and 'reader reviews' are 4- and 5-star reviews - everyone really likes this motor. I'm tall (6'4") but it accommodates me easily. The boot, and under-floor compartment' are fine for everyday use; with the seats either part of fully down it can take a huge load - and the floorspace is flat - great design. With the generous headroom, I can drive comfortably with the driver's seat a little forward, and carry at least 3 adult passengers readily. We get around 55mpg routinely, and it's quiet if driven decently and not thrashed. And it's been 100% reliable - never any problems at all. Plus, with this model it's good to know about all the airbags (loads) and safety stuff. Lastly, I think the design is great - a really good looking little car - although I know that's in the eye of the beholder. Totally recommended, without reservation.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Absolutely no problems to date, after quite a few miles.
Performance

4 out of 5

Entirely sufficient. It's nippy enough around town, and will barrel along main roads and motorways happily. I prefer to drive quietly, so am not interested in 0 to 60 times and burning rubber.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Excellent - 55mpg routinely. Fixed price servicing via Suzuki - so budgeting is straightforward. Very low road fund licence cost. Pretty low CO2 emissions. Pretty cheap insurance.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

gls+, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent small car with spacious,mpv like interior and great handling...fuel consuption as expected at an average of 44mpg seriously underated by the motoring press i.e annoying indcator sound,thr rev counter!...small boot...it takes a minute to drop the rear seats to provide plenty of space........a miles better car for the money against ant competition as i told the honda dealer and others.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

GLS, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
In the first year of ownership i have covered less than 3000 miles but the car has never let me down even on the coldest days experienced last winter. It is comfortable, economical, (averaging at worst 45 m.p.g. and at best 56 mpg). About 3 or 4 times a year i have to drive a round trip of approx 200 miles and at first i did wonder if it would be able to maintain the legal motorway speed limit. However, it proved itself to be very capable. Rear cargo space could be better with the rear seats in place but this is rarely an issue.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SZ2

Year of registration

2013

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
My daily driver. A good size small-family car, there is plenty of head room and the interior feels spacious. The view out of the front of the car sometimes feels a little restricted by the large A-pillars, but I am yet to drive any modern car that doesn't suffer from this. The ride is firm, and can be a little bouncy, but it's nothing too terrible for a car of its size. I use it to commute, and drive in town traffic, and 45-50 miles per gallon is achievable, if I'm being extra careful I've managed to get up as high as 60mpg If you're rolling along a motorway I'm sure you could push that even higher. Runs quietly, and overall is comfy to drive and it's easy to park. Boot is a little small, but that's not really a problem for me as the back seats are usually empty. Not a lot else to say about it really, nice little car.
Reliability

5 out of 5

no problems so far
Performance

4 out of 5

perfectly adequate for a car of it's size
Running Cost

5 out of 5

cheap to insure, cheap to tax (currently £30 a year), thrifty on fuel

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

gls 1.2 Auto

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
Good points - good passenger space and height; easiest drop-down back seat arrangement I have come across, useful if you use it for load carrying frequently; quiet - don't understand the "noisy inside" comments at all; tight turning circle and easy to manoeuvre; smooth auto box. Not so good - small boot; ride is a bit firm (but not much roll); performance and fuel consumption nothing special.
Reliability

3 out of 5

Ok but not perfect. Dodgy clock, sorted once, gone again, given up on it. Faulty door window seal (popped out) whilst still under warranty, but Suzuki refused to repair it under warranty even though it was not an "excluded" item. Not impressed.
Performance

4 out of 5

Not exactly sparkling, but engines uprated shortly after I bought this one, and guess the traditional auto box doesn't help, but it is smooth.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fuel consumption barely 40 with average shortish journeys. Other costs good enough.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

gls, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol,

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

Used
Review
Having driven 4x4,s for nthe previous 10 years, i actually enjoy owning it. I take it across to mainland england 2/3/times per year,laden to the gunwhales with presents for my children and grandchildren. I have a son in cambridge,a son in nottingham, and a brother in lincolnshire,so they all get a visit. The little car does it without a cough

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