For The Suzuki SX4 is good to drive, well equipped and attractively priced. It also gives you 4x4 looks without the high running costs.

Against It doesn't look as funky as other crossovers, the 1.6-litre petrol engine is noisy and the boot is small.

Suzuki SX4 Crossover
22 5stars

The Suzuki SX4 is fun to drive and offers you a cheap crossover alternative, but it isn't particularly practical.

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The full Suzuki SX4 review

There are 2 Suzuki SX4 versions available

Crossover 1.6 SZ3 2WD 5dr £12,595
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 SZ5 4WD 5dr £15,899
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

We think the Suzuki SX4 makes the most sense as a small, cheap off-roader rather than a not-particularly-convincing supermini. Two-wheel-drive versions will struggle against the likes of a Ford Fiesta or VW Polo. The SX4, however, is surprisingly good off-road and there's not much out there that can offer four-wheel-drive at a similar price.

If you do opt for a four-wheel-drive model, you are limited to either the top-spec 1.6-litre petrol version or the 2.0-litre diesel and which one you choose will be down to whether or not you need the diesel's extra pull at low revs or plan to run up a lot of miles. If the answer is no, then the petrol should suit your needs.

Reader test team says:

Suzuki SX4 Crossover 1.6 SZ5 4WD 5dr

A neat 4 x 4 crossover at a reasonable price when compared to others. Economical to run,cheaper tax than most hatchbacks and very reliable. Only minus…

brian gatrall

4 out of 5 stars

Suzuki SX4 Crossover 1.9 DDiS 2WD 5dr

This is an ideal 4x4 for those who don't want a Chelsea tractor. I live deep in the countryside, north of England, and winter can be a challenge. I…

Andy Norris

5 out of 5 stars

Suzuki SX4 Crossover 2.0 DDiS SZ5 4WD 5dr

The 2 litre diesel is great round town - pulling strongly away at roundabouts. The cabin is comfortable and well laid out - I've had the car for 1500…

Christopher Stewart

5 out of 5 stars

Suzuki SX4 Crossover 1.6 Aerio 5dr

I bought the Aerio model in June 2010, and so far there have been no major problems. There was an intermittent problem with the central locking…

Ian Vincent

3 out of 5 stars
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