Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 8.1 - 9.6 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 37.7 - 44.9 mpg
  • DDiS diesel is the cheapest to run
  • Best economy claim is 68.8mpg
  • Newer Boosterjet engines also economical

Unsurprisingly, the lowest Suzuki SX4 S-Cross running costs are from the DDiS diesel engine. Optimum costs come in two-wheel drive configuration, which means claimed average fuel economy of 68.8mpg.

Going for a four-wheel drive AllGrip diesel will net you claimed combined fuel economy of 64.2mpg.

If low running costs are your overall goal then the one best avoided is the 1.4-litre Boosterjet automatic with AllGrip, positing a figure of 49.5mpg. That hardly disgraces itself, though, and is an improvement over the 47.8mpg quoted for the previous 1.6-litre petrol alternative.

  • No SX4 S-Cross dips below 100g/km of CO2
  • Front-wheel drive DDiS best at 106g/km
  • Boosterjets cleaner than non-turbo 1.6s

In terms of CO2, the cleanest Suzuki SX4 S-Cross emissions come from the diesel models with two-wheel drive, emitting just 106g/km. This increases to 114g/km if you go for an AllGrip four-wheel drive diesel.

Petrol models emit more CO2: of the newer Boosterjet motors the highest figure of 128g/km of CO2 is delivered by the 1.4-litre automatic. Of the older 1.6-litre non-turbo engines the manual-transmissioned version is the worst at 135g/km.

  • Exemplary reliability record
  • No VOSA recalls announced
  • Car feels solid and built to last

There’s little to worry you regarding Suzuki SX4 S-Cross reliability. In fact, the firm enjoys a strong reputation for building well-made and resilient cars.

In fact, the last SX4 only had one extremely minor VOSA vehicle inspectorate recall affecting a handful of cars, and that’s very unusual indeed for a mainstream car, while this generation hasn’t been subjected to a single one.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £20 - £150
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Insurance group 13 - 26
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