Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

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

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 37 - 57 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

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Fuel economy is pretty good with all models capable of achieving 40mpg and even four-wheel drive versions can be driven in two-wheel drive to reduce fuel consumption. For best Suzuki SX4 running costs go for the 1.6 DDiS, which is the most frugal and can average 53mpg. Suzuki servicing is good value but some parts can be on the expensive side and difficult to come by.

Insurance is affordable though with most models group 16 or 17 (in the newer 1 to 50 rating system introduced at the end of 2009).

Suzuki SX4 emissions levels are acceptable: it is a reasonably environmentally friendly choice for green buyers. With an average of 150g/km CO2 across the line-up, its emissions are quite low for a hatchback with four-wheel drive. The range is also fairly economical and the newer 1.6-litre petrol, introduced in 2010, returns 46mpg. The 1.6 DDiS is the most frugal though with 53mpg achievable – while revised models are even better averaging 58mpg and emitting 129g/km of CO2.

Suzuki has a good reputation for building reliable cars and the SX4 has been similarly impressive. That means Suzuki SX4 reliability should be strong but some of the interior plastics scratch quite easily. Otherwise it seems well put together and we’ve not heard of any major problems.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £135 - £290
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Insurance group 11 - 20
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