The SX4 S-Cross was tested by Euro NCAP in 2013 and scored a five-star rating...
Safety and Security
The SX4 S-Cross was tested by Euro NCAP in 2013 and scored a five-star rating, 92% Adult Occupant, 80% Child Occupant, 72% Pedestrian and 81% Safety Assist. Which compares to the comparable Renault Captur which again scored five-stars in 2013 - 88% Adult Occupant, 79% Child Occupant, 61% Pedestrian and 81% Safety Assist.
Standard safety equipment includes ABS, ESP, TPMS, seven airbags including a driver’s knee bag, front seatbelt pre tensioners & force limiters, and a mechanism which limits backward movement of the brake pedal. There are ISOFix fixing points on the outer two rear seats and there are tether anchorages.
We would have liked to see some kind of autonomous braking system as standard or at the very least as an option.
Our SZ5 model was equipped with a Garmin Satellite Navigation system with DAB digital radio tuner; it supports iPod connectivity with art work. It worked well and the display was clear, but we would have preferred a system that looked like it belonged in the SX4 S-Cross.
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What We Liked
- A Great Family Car
- Equipment Level
- Good to Drive
What We Disliked
- CVT Transmission
- High end models are let down by the trim to price ratio
- The lever recline on the driver’s seat – a rotary dial offers more control
- The shallow boot but there is storage under the boot floor
- That the electric windows aren’t all one shot up and down
We enjoyed our time with the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross but we weren’t that keen on the CVT transmission which did not cope too well with the demands of Devon hills. It is fairly expensive for the top-of-the-range model but it is very well equipped and the overall trim is the same as the base models which lets it down.6 May 2014
Suzuki SX4 S-Cross Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Suzuki SX4 S-Cross 1.6 ALLGRIP CVT SZ5|
|Body Type||5-door Crossover|
|Colour||Crystal Lime metallic|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||13.5 Seconds|
|Top Speed||102 mph|
|Transmission||Automatic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission)|
|Fuel Type||Unleaded Petrol|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||130 g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||60.1 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||5 Stars|
|Warranty||3 Years / 60,000 Miles|
|Price (when tested on the 06/05/14)||£22,449|