Loads of space and comfort in a small car
Have test-driven the ix20 Active automatic, and decided to buy one after being very impressed. To be delivered in March 2012, after which I'll be regularly updating this review.
For now, if you're in the market for a small MPV-type, you MUST drive this! I can't speak for the other engines, but this is quiet, gets to 70 without you noticing, and the fuel computer after my city streets and trunk road test drive showed 33.9mpg. This is good for that type of trip - bodes well for 40+mpg on a run.
All controls are light and the ride quality is good. Not magic carpet, but good, and you don't hear much from the suspension, or anything else for that matter.
Seats are very comfortable, loads of space all round, incredible boot. Ideal!
The only minus point is that, unlike my old SX4, the heating/ventilation doesn't do 'hot feet/cold face'. Neither does the Note or several others, but it was something I really enjoyed in the Suzuki. However, the IX20's system is otherwise adequate, so it's a compromise I'm going to have to make!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd January, 2012