3.2 out of 5 3.2
Parkers overall rating: 3.2 out of 5 3.2

Sensible but not scintillating family SUV

Suzuki S-Cross SUV (22 on) - rated 3.2 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £25,009 - £31,159
Lease from new From £238 p/m View lease deals
Used price £20,070 - £26,345
Used monthly cost From £501 per month
Fuel Economy 46.3 - 53.2 mpg
Road tax cost £155


  • Good value
  • Lots of kit as standard
  • Available with 4x4


  • Dull interior
  • Small-ish boot
  • Not great to drive

Written by Murray Scullion on

In a recent satisfaction survey, the Institute of Customer Service placed Suzuki third out of 260 organisations in the UK. That makes the Japanese firm the best-placed car brand by some way.

Trust was where Suzuki scored well. And we get it. No car does its WLTP predicted MPG figure all the time, but Suzukis get very close. Suzukis broadly offer simple and easy to understand trim levels brimming with kit. Plus they're reliable and solid too.

The Suzuki S-Cross follows this formula to the letter. Low running costs, loads of useful tech, and strong value are where this car excels.

There are only two trim levels to choose from, Motion and Ultra. Both come with automatic and manual gearboxes. Ultra has more kit and four-wheel drive, while Motion is cheaper and is front-wheel drive.

Its main rivals are the Peugeot 3008, Nissan Qashqai, Hyundai Tucson, and Kia Sportage. Spoiler alert, the S-Cross offers just as much kit as these cars, for less money, but with a less flashy interior and cheaper feeling materials throughout.

Keep reading to find out what we make of the S-Cross in four key areas. Our judging criteria includes the driving experience, interior quality, practicality, and what it'll cost to run. Then in the verdict, we'll say whether you should buy one or not.