Suzuki SX4 S-Cross SUV Movie Review (2021 -)

Expert review

No bullshit and great value for money, the Suzuki S Cross might not be the most elegant crossover, but it is attractive for other reasons.

Auto Trader expert judgment:

Available new from £24999

The original S-Cross was, by Suzuki’s own admission, a “Marmite car,” brimming with value but controversial in its design. The new version is much easier on the eye, still a great value, and comes with two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, automatic or manual and a single petrol engine with an upcoming hybrid. More importantly, according to its customers, Suzuki is a very reliable brand, which makes the S-Cross an attractive purchase.

Reasons to buy:

  • tickGreat value for money
  • tickA large number of safety tools
  • tickActive Gasoline Engine

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross Operating Costs

The entry level version gives you everything you need, and the price is very good

The S-Cross comes in two trim levels – Motion and Ultra – but the entry-level version gives you everything you need, and when you consider the amount of interior space, the price is very good. The only engine offered – the 1.4-liter turbo gasoline – gets around 50 mpg, 133 g/km with the manual transmission, which means lower VED and insurance costs. The car may look a little small and cheap compared to some of its competitors (such as the Nissan Qashqai, Kia Sportage or Peugeot 3008) but the other side of the coin is an impressively low cost of ownership.

Expert Rating: 4/5

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross Reliability

There is a 14-day return policy on all of its new cars, which will increase consumer confidence

Suzuki is the UK’s third most trusted brand out of 162 brands, according to the Customer Service Institute, after John Lewis and First Direct. Notably, the following car brand ranked 11 more down the list. There is a 14-day, no-quibble return policy on all of its new cars, which will add to consumer confidence, as well as the fact that Suzuki, traditionally, does well in reliability surveys.

Expert Rating: 5/5

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross Safety

You can’t beat this car if safety is your top priority

You get an incredible amount of safety kit standard on the S-Cross, which puts almost every other car in a shambles when you look at the price. You can’t beat this car if safety is your top priority. Our favorite feature – Blind Spot Warning – is present, as well as a reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert that beeps if there’s an oncoming vehicle while you’re back on the road, and dual-sensor brake support (automatic braking in emergency situations). emergency), lane departure warning and blocking (it’s not as horrible and violent as some others that take you back on your lane, so we’ll live with it), and traffic light recognition. Only Mazda offers all this as standard in this segment. The only thing you might want to pay more for is the AllGrip all-wheel drive system, which comes in a much higher trim level.

Expert Rating: 4/5

How comfortable is the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross

We didn’t like much of a sitting position that wouldn’t sink far enough into the car

This is a car in a Skoda mold to do what is written on the tin, so there are no weird pans, soft-touch plastics or funky lids – just old-fashioned black plastic and heavy-duty fabrics, with leather available if you’re splashing money. There are two cup holders in the front and lots of big plastic buttons for the keys and seat heaters. If you hate small keyboards and attractive graphics control functions, you’ll love Suzuki’s no-nonsense approach and there’s something rather fun about the back-to-basics design. The boot is large and has a secondary level if you want to raise the floor. We can’t imagine why anyone would want it, since the extra space is great for dogs and suitcases. We didn’t like much of a seating position that wouldn’t sink far enough into the car, with the resulting feeling that you’re sitting on it, not inside. But all occupants have plenty of space and light, especially with the double-top sunroof.

Expert Rating: 3/5

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross Features

If digital screen is important to you, go for the higher Ultra version, with 9.0 inch screen

Again, the amount of standard equipment is generous for the price. You get a touchscreen, smartphone mirrors, 17-inch alloys, roof rails, dual-zone air conditioning, heated front seats, and adaptive cruise control in every car, which is great. However, there is a bit more to differentiate the two versions in this category than the safety, where everything you want comes as standard. If a digital screen is important to you, go for the higher Ultra version, with its 9.0-inch screen – Motion gives you a 7.0-inch screen which isn’t big enough in this day and age. The Ultra also gives you a 360-degree camera, satellite navigation, leather seats, and a panoramic double-door roof. The technology on board is pretty much useless – we had to punch the screen multiple times each time we started the car to get rid of the various safety messages and old-fashioned navigation altogether. But you still can’t dodge with the amount of features for the price.

Expert Rating: 4/5

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross power

You can have it manually with a six-speed or automatic gearbox, and two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive

Only one engine is offered at launch – 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol and a hybrid so mild you probably won’t notice – it keeps things as economical as possible. The result is a fun engine that loves revving and its 129 horsepower feels much more a result of the passionate personality, with the S-Cross accelerating from 0-62 mph in 10 straight seconds. You can get it with a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox, and two-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, depending on how much you want to spend. A full hybrid will follow, which will essentially perform the same role as this hybrid but more than that. There is no electric hybrid, so you won’t get any noticeable electric drive only.

Expert Rating: 3/5

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