Suzuki S-Cross

The Suzuki S-Cross is a very good car, it is fun to drive and has all the bells and whistles but the competition are a little better looking and more desirable. We are not sure if the mid life upgrade with the raised chrome grill and new light cluster has improved things or given the S-Cross a sad retro Americana look and the interior is definitely a case of function over fashion. There is no doubt that the S-Cross is competing amongst tough foe, the Nissan Qashqai and Kia Sportage to name but two. Its not all doom and gloom, the boot capacity of 430 litres is a match for the Nissan Qashqai, and the intelligent ‘Allgrip’ four wheel drive system has received rave reviews.


suzuki-s-cross-motability-car-sideThe Suzuki S-Cross, to mobility drivers, is available in three trim levels, SZ4, SZ-T and SZ5, the Allgrip 4 wheel drive is only an option on the top two specs. The SZ4 is well equipped with Air conditioning, Cruise control, 7  inch touchscreen media control with DAB radio and bluetooth, electrically controlled and headed door door mirrors and a tilt and telescopic steering wheel. The SZ-T adds to this 17 inch alloy wheels, silver roof rails, front fog lights, LED headlights and running lights, auto air conditioning, rear privacy glass, leather steering wheel, keyless entry and start, satellite navigation, rear parking camera with front and rear parking sensors and auto headlights with wipers. The top trim SZ-5 further adds, Leather seats, heated front seats, panoramic sunroof and adaptive cruise control.


suzuki-s-cross-motability-dashThree engines drive the S-Cross. First up is the tiny 1.0-litre that makes 109 bhp which is easily enough to propel the small crossover around at a decent lick. Despite the loss of capacity, this three-cylinder has more pulling power than the 1.6-litre four-cylinder it replaces. It’s cleaner and more frugal too, improving fuel consumption by 12% to 56.4mpg. Should you want more power there’s the 1.4-litre turbo that is 2 or 4 wheel drive, making 140hp for 0-62mph in 10.2 seconds –  eight-tenths quicker than the 1.0-litre model. That might not sound like much, but in the real world, the added torque means fewer gear changes and more relaxing progress. Running costs should be low, too, with 50mpg fuel economy.

Full Suzuki Pricing Here.

Winter Best Buy – Suzuki S-Cross 2 wheel drive 1.0 petrol SZ-T 5 speed manual   –  Nil Advance Payment (£63.10 wpms) or £299 (£64.13 wpms) as 4 wheel drive 

 Winter Best Buy – Suzuki S-Cross 2 wheel drive 1.4 petrol SZ-5 Automatic   –  £699 Advance Payment (£67.73 wpms)

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