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  • Large, usefully shaped 430-litre boot
  • Equally generous panoramic sunroof dimensions
  • Good rear passenger space too

The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross has a clever rear seat arrangement that allows the backrests to be set upright or reclined. Doing the latter unlocks another 10 litres of bootspace, in addition to the 430 litres on offer.

There is a big, square space in the boot, with flat-sided wheel arches and cut outs for transporting a wider object. You also get little storage bins to keep things from rolling around.

Either way there’s a good amount of space on offer – you’ll be able to fit four adults into the car relatively easily, and cutouts in the front seatbacks give rear passengers extra knee room for better long distance comfort.

Those over six feet tall may find their head touching the roof in the back, particularly in models with the double-sliding glass roof.

This is standard on SZ5 models, and consists of two sliding panels that extend over the front and rear seats, for a roomier and lighter ambiance. It measures a metre when closed and has an opening aperture of 560mm for a sort-of open roof experience.

There are storage areas in the central console and, despite its lousy positioning, there’s an armrest behind the handbrake with a storage bin within.

Safety

  • Five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating in 2013
  • Adaptive cruise control and autonomous braking
  • Four-wheel drive availability

When building the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross, safety was an inherent feature, as reflected by its five-star rating when crashed under controlled conditions by the experts at Euro NCAP.

Safety kit installed includes electronic stability control, a speed limiter, tyre pressure monitoring, seven airbags and a body designed to protect pedestrians in the event of an impact.

From 2020 autonomous emergency braking was added as standard, joining the adaptive cruise control (ACC) from the 2016 update.

The latter offers three levels of ‘gap’ permitted to the car in front. When the obstruction ahead clears the S-Cross is prompt at returning to the pre-set speed.

Usefully the ACC also allows the driver to change gear without disengaging the system, although the conventional cruise control doesn’t feature that degree of convenience.

High-spec SX4 S-Crosses also feature Suzuki’s AllGrip part-time all-wheel drive, which engages power to the rear wheels as and when the front pair lose traction. It’s a seamless system but in truth few UK customers will benefit from the extra traction.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross (13-21).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

SZ3 equipment

SZ3 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Space saver spare wheel
SZ3 optional equipment
None available

SZ4 equipment

SZ4 standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
SZ4 optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Roof rails
  • Space saver spare wheel

SZ5 equipment

SZ5 standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
SZ5 optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Cruise control
  • Space saver spare wheel

SZ5 ALLGRIP equipment

SZ5 ALLGRIP standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
SZ5 ALLGRIP optional equipment
None available

SZ-T equipment

SZ-T standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
SZ-T optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Cruise control
  • Space saver spare wheel