Suzuki SX4 S-Cross 1.6 DDiS SZ4
Week ending April 24
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.
Week ending April 17
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
Week ending April 10
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