Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

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The dash area is styled attractively enough and gets spiced up with the use of proper aluminium on the air-conditioning, ventilation dials and centre console. The driver has a clear view in all directions and the pillars either side of the windscreen contain small windows to all but eliminate the blind spot that the heavily strengthened pillars cause on many modern cars.

The door mirrors are of a particularly generous size further aiding visibility to the rear. The steering wheel adjusts for both reach and height plus has controls for the audio system. Facelifted models are little different although small changes like cushioned armrests on the doors and extra sound insulation add to on board comfort.

The tall shape yields a roomy cabin with plenty of headroom front and rear so expect decent Suzuki SX4 comfort levels. It'll take four adults with ease, or has room for three smaller passengers in the back. The ride is comfortable being neither too firm over poor surfaces nor too inclined to roll through corners. Wind, engine and road noise are all noticeable, but certainly not unbearable so long distance drives can be happily undertaken and the seats provide adequate support, although there's no lumbar adjustment.