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Suzuki SX4 Saloon interior, tech and comfort

2009 - 2011 (change model)
Comfort rating: 3.5 out of 53.5

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

The dash area is styled attractively enough and gets proper aluminium on the air-conditioning, ventilation dials and centre console, giving it a stylish look. All the controls are easy to use, especially the simple stereo with it’s clearly labelled buttons while the instrument dials are clear and straightforward. The driving position is good and there is both reach and height adjustment on the steering wheel (which has controls for the audio system as standard) but the awkward windscreen pillars can make pulling out of junctions tricky.

There’s a small window built in to try to reduce this, but it still creates a significant area where it’s difficult to see. Aside from that, the build quality feels very good, although there are some rather shiny and scratchy plastics uses in certain areas.

Despite its tall shape, there’s not excessive wind noise at higher speeds, although general road and engine noise are fairly noticeable most of the time. But this doesn’t detract from overall comfort levels, helped by the well-balanced forgiving ride. There’s plenty of room on board too and thanks to the tall height, head room is mightily impressive, even for rear passengers above six-feet tall.

The rear seats are set slightly higher, giving a good view out while the wide opening doors make getting into the rear easy. Four adults can happily travel in good comfort, however, while the front seats are reasonably comfortable, they do lack support and there’s no lumbar adjustment.