2013 Suzuki SX4 SCross review

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2013 Suzuki SX4 S-Cross

The original Suzuki SX4 was something of a offering pseudo-SUV looks for an price long before models such as the Nissan and Skoda Yeti arrived to the limelight.

However, the reality is all-new version (now the SX4 S-Cross), is entering a market never been more not only will it have to sales from the Qashqai and it’ll also have to with newer models, the Vauxhall Mokka .

What’s the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross like

The new SX4 S-Cross is a much bigger car the one it replaces. Whereas it used to be the size of the Nissan Juke. now roughly the same size as a This has increased boot to the point where the Suzuki is now to swallow more luggage all of its key rivals.

Better still, the false floor fitted as standard to all irons out any step that otherwise be left when the seats are folded, and means the point of the boot is flush the floor of the load bay.

is also fine, as long as you models fitted with the glass sunroof, which down the available space. drivers may find their brush the ceiling, and things are worse in the back, where approaching six feet tall have to crouch to fit — best to skip the sunroof

The SX4 S-Cross’s cabin materials exactly plush, with too many hard and scratchy on the centre console and on the door That said, a Nissan isn’t the last word in quality, either. The Suzuki’s is easy to get your head but the separated radio and climate layout feels dated.

Furthermore, the driving position is with comfortable, supportive and excellent forward visibility, and the entry-level SZ3 model comes 16-inch alloys, air-conditioning, control, front and rear windows, heated door and a USB socket.

SZ4 trim adds wheels, extra body front foglights, climate Bluetooth and keyless entry, SZT cars also get sat-nav, a camera, rear parking and polished alloys.

Range-topping SZ5 adds LED daytime running a panoramic roof, front sensors and automatic headlamps and

What’s the 2013 Suzuki SX4 like to drive?

The front-wheel-drive pulls hard from 1300rpm, giving excellent flexibility. However, the 118bhp is rather boomy, and the six-speed gearbox that comes as with this engine is a bit

The five-speed manual petrol the same precise gearshift, but has than half the torque of the and it feels like it on the road. You to work the engine hard to decent progress, which frequent downchanges, and although it strongly and smoothly from by then there’s lots of noise in the cabin.


SX4s the automatic CVT gearbox (SZ5 models only) suffer the same noise problem. to its own devices, the engine is allowed to rev and hangs on to those high for too long; however, using the paddles to move through the set ratios keeps the noise some control.

Suzuki’s optional ALLGRIP system is also available on the expensive trims on both and gearboxes. In auto mode, is sent to the rear wheels when needed, leaving the wheels to do the majority of the work. to Snow mode engages drive, leaving the system to where the most grip is, and where the most power is

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Sport mode alters the throttle characteristics, while can only be engaged at lower and sends more torque to the wheels, intended for more use in mud or snow.

The new S-Cross is certainly agile than a Nissan changing direction without body roll and gripping especially with the four-wheel-drive fitted. Whichever model you the steering is accurate and weights up as you turn into bends.

However, handling is less than comfort in a car like and the new SX4 S-Cross doesn’t do the latter well. Poor damping at the rear causes the car to thump and over the UK’s pothole-ridden in town.

Despite having the suspension, the heavier ALLGRIP round off bumps slightly Things also improve at speeds, although wind becomes more of an issue at speeds.

Should I buy one?

start at £14,999, with the diesel (predicted to be the biggest costing from £16,999. makes the new SX4 S-Cross considerably than a Qashqai, and it’s equipped than a similarly Yeti, too.

The two-wheel-drive also emits less CO2 both of these rivals, the SX4 S-Cross a tempting choice for car drivers. In fact, in the right the manual diesel is worthy of stars.

However, while it might be value, the S-Cross is let down by a ride, limited rear and cheap-feeling cabin.

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