Our cars: Suzuki SX4 S-Cross - April

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  • Useful cupholders in the centre console are a good size, so hug drinks tightly

    Useful cupholders in the centre console are a good size, so hug drinks tightly

  • Perfect parking - but given her time again, Michele would still add the sensors for £261

    Perfect parking - but given her time again, Michele would still add the sensors for £261

  • Even shape meant the S-Cross was easy to clean

    Even shape meant the S-Cross was easy to clean

  • After a trip to the garden centre, Michele is impressed with our Suzuki's load lugging abilities

    After a trip to the garden centre, Michele is impressed with our Suzuki's load lugging abilities

  • Michele is frustrated with the S-Cross's complicated Bluetooth connection

    Michele is frustrated with the S-Cross's complicated Bluetooth connection

  • Topping up the SX4 S-Cross's windscreen washer fluid is child's play

    Topping up the SX4 S-Cross's windscreen washer fluid is child's play

  • A little bunched up with three in the back? Yes. But no complaints from the kids

    A little bunched up with three in the back? Yes. But no complaints from the kids

  • Senior sub-editor Rob thinks the S-Cross's engine is almost too punchy for its own good

    Senior sub-editor Rob thinks the S-Cross's engine is almost too punchy for its own good

  • Michele's kids can perch on the adjustable boot floor so that wellies can be put on and taken off easily

    Michele's kids can perch on the adjustable boot floor so that wellies can be put on and taken off easily

  • Longer journeys in the diesel Suzuki have helped lift our average economy figure

    Longer journeys in the diesel Suzuki have helped lift our average economy figure

  • Michele loves the elegant 'petals' on the upgraded 17-inch flower-like alloy wheels

    Michele loves the elegant 'petals' on the upgraded 17-inch flower-like alloy wheels

  • The Suzuki's frosted windscreen never seems to fully clear unless the car is thoroughly warmed up after driving

    The Suzuki's frosted windscreen never seems to fully clear unless the car is thoroughly warmed up after driving

  • Cubby holes in S-Cross's boot are perfect size for part-finished Happy Meals

    Cubby holes in S-Cross's boot are perfect size for part-finished Happy Meals

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Suzuki SX4 S-Cross 1.6 DDiS SZ4

See the full review of the Suzuki SX4 Cross

Week ending April 24
Mileage 5126
Driven this week 476

Over the Easter holidays, my taxi duties have extended to my kids’ friends for days out. This was a perfect opportunity to test three-in-a-row seating - something our consumer editor, Alex Newby, has been asking me to try out for a while.

My eldest has just reached the magical height of not needing a booster seat – something I was expecting to happen at around 11 years of age, not seven, but he is very tall for his age.

So, with the two on each side in booster seats and him in the middle, it was the perfect combination and nobody complained about being too squashed – in fact, being bunched up only made them giggle and snigger.

I doubt we would have managed three car seats in the back, but it’s good to know that I can easily ferry four kids around if I need to.

Michele Hall
Michele.hall@haymarket.com

 

See the full review of the Suzuki SX4 Cross

Week ending April 17
Mileage 4650
Driven this week 56

One of the first things I do when I jump in a car is connect my mobile via Bluetooth. Normally that doesn't pose too many problems. Unfortunately, that’s not the case in the SX4 S-Cross.

The Bluetooth interface is not very intuitive and pairing involves pressing buttons on the steering wheel as well as the centre console. Some good news, though - once I'd set it up, the system remembered my phone so I didn't have to go through the pairing rigmarole again.

By Matthew Burrow
Matthew.Burrow@whatcar.com

See the full review of the Suzuki SX4 Cross

Week ending April 10
Mileage 4594
Driven this week 54

My S-Cross has been taken away for more fuel testing this week by our True MPG team, to see how it performs in various situations and environments. We’re particularly keen to see what effect a lot of urban driving has on the economy, as this makes up most of my daily miles.

I’ve used the True MPG tool on our website to see what I should be getting to the gallon, by configuring it to my driving style and traffic conditions. I get a result of 49.5mpg - which is someway short of the returns so far.

If you want to find out what the S-Cross should manage with your own circumstances, you can check out the tool and see for yourself.

By Michele Hall
Michele.Hall@haymarket.com

Our cars: Suzuki SX4 S-Cross - March

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