The Suzuki brand has long been known for its reliable yet functional cars. But how reliable are Suzuki cars in 2023 and, with more than 100 years of manufacturing, can you still trust that you’re buying a reliable car when you choose a Suzuki model?
Well, there is good news for Suzuki car owners. Data from two of the leading car reliability surveys - the Honest John Satisfaction Index 2022 and the What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2022 - shows that Suzuki is still very deserving of its reputation as a reliable car brand.
So, how reliable are Suzuki cars exactly? Here’s everything you need to know.
In the 2022 Honest John Satisfaction Index, Suzuki scooped the second spot for the most reliable car brand. This result came from a survey of 6,000 Honest John readers who were asked to rate their car on a number of factors. These factors included fuel economy, practicality, safety and reliability.
In the latter category, Suzuki cars scored an average of 9.75 out of 10, giving them almost full marks when it comes to how reliable they are. This puts Suzuki in a close second place and proves that its position as one of the most reliable car brands remains strong. The Suzuki Swift had a particularly strong year in the Satisfaction Index, while the Suzuki Vitara also stood out.
The Honest John Satisfaction Index wasn’t the only owner-sourced survey in which Suzuki performed impressively. In the What Car? Reliability Survey, Suzuki cars scored a near-perfect 97.1% on the reliability rating thanks to the top performance across its car range.
The survey gathered responses from more than 16,000 car owners who answered questions about their car’s number of faults as well as the time and cost to get the car repaired when needed.
Once again, the Suzuki Swift stood out as a top-scoring model. According to owners, only 3% of Suzuki Swift cars incurred any kind of fault and 100% of those could still be driven. The Suzuki Ignis, Suzuki Vitara and Suzuki S-Cross also all received top marks, proving Suzuki to be one of the most reliable car brands on the market. While faults were reported by 14% of Suzuki owners, they were only minor and quick to repair. What’s more, the repair work came at no cost to the car owners.
Both of these surveys show that Suzuki's reputation as a reliable car brand isn’t unfounded. Far from it, Suzuki cars continue to promise impressive reliability and minimal downtime. And, when something does go wrong, it’s generally a speedy fix that won’t break the bank (or cost anything at all!).
If you’re looking for a reliable car that won’t let you down, it’s clear that the Suzuki Swift should be top of your list. However, as both of these surveys show, all Suzuki cars offer impressively high reliability so you can be sure you’ll spend maximum time on the road and minimum time in the garage.