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.
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.