Suzuki S-Cross review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Suzuki S-Cross 2021 RHD infotainment
  • Suzuki S-Cross 2021 front
  • Suzuki S-Cross 2021 rear cornering
  • Suzuki S-Cross 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Suzuki S-Cross 2021 rear seats
  • Suzuki S-Cross 2021 RHD infotainment
  •  Suzuki S-Cross 2021 RHD front right static
  •  Suzuki S-Cross 2021 RHD headlight detail
  •  Suzuki S-Cross 2021 RHD rear light detail
  •  Suzuki S-Cross 2021 RHD front seats
  •  Suzuki S-Cross 2021 boot open
  • Suzuki S-Cross 2021 front
  • Suzuki S-Cross 2021 rear cornering
  • Suzuki S-Cross 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Suzuki S-Cross 2021 rear seats
  • Suzuki S-Cross 2021 RHD infotainment
  •  Suzuki S-Cross 2021 RHD front right static
  •  Suzuki S-Cross 2021 RHD headlight detail
  •  Suzuki S-Cross 2021 RHD rear light detail
  •  Suzuki S-Cross 2021 RHD front seats
  •  Suzuki S-Cross 2021 boot open
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

As a cash buy, the Suzuki S-Cross undercuts the Hyundai Tucson and the Peugeot 3008. It will set you back more than an entry-level Nissan Qashqai but it gets a lot more equipment as standard – a Qashqai with the same kit is more expensive. As such, the S-Cross seems to offer good value for money.

Unlike the previous (2013-21) Suzuki S-Cross, it’s also predicted to depreciate fairly slowly, so it should sell for more in three years than the Tucson or 3008. That also means that PCP prices will remain competitive, making it a good option for private buyers. It’s worth noting that the Qashqai is predicted to lose its value even more slowly. 

Even the entry-level Motion has 17in alloy wheels, keyless entry and start, blind-spot monitoring, roof rails, adaptive cruise control, heated seats and parking sensors. 

Upgrading to Ultra trim adds part-leather seats, the large panoramic sunroof, built-in sat-nav and the handy 360-degree parking camera.

Suzuki S-Cross 2021 RHD infotainment

Reliability

The S-Cross is too new to have featured in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, but Suzuki as a brand finished an impressive joint third (with Hyundai) out of 30 manufacturers featured. 

For added peace of mind, all Suzuki cars come with a 14-day money-back guarantee and a three-year/60,000-mile warranty. That’s on a par with the Peugeot 2008 and Skoda Karoq offering, but can't match the five-year warranty you’ll get with the Hyundai Tucson, or the seven years on the Kia Sportage.

Overview

With a gutsy and efficient engine, a generous list of standard kit and a good-sized boot, the Suzuki S-Cross certainly seems like good value for money. It’s a shame, though, that the infotainment system is so slow, and the interior quality so uninspiring. Many rivals are more spacious in the back, too.

  • Lots of standard equipment
  • Decent sized boot
  • Gutsy engine
  • Short on rear head room
  • Interior feels cheap
  • Infotainment system slow to respond to inputs
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Target Price from £24,999
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From £261pm