Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
Even very tall people will have enough room in the front seats of an SX4 S-Cross. There’s lots of head and leg room, even on models with a panoramic sunroof, which has the effect of lowering the ceiling slightly.
Both front doors have a pocket that’ll accept a 1.0-litre water bottle, and there’s a cupholder between the front seats. Between the driver and front passenger is a large cubbyhole with a flip-up armrest.
Just in front of the gearlever is another large cubbyhole that’s ideal for storing things such as wallets, keys and mobile phones. There’s a decent amount of storage space in the S-Cross’s glovebox, too. Although the front seats are set quite high, getting in and out of the S-Cross should present few problems, thanks to wide, tall door apertures.
The back seats are set higher than the front ones, so head room is a bit tight for adults, particularly in models with a panoramic sunroof. Children and teenagers will be fine.
Fortunately, leg room is much more generous, as is shoulder room, and it’s no problem for two adults to sit comfortably. Three passengers side by side will find it a squeeze, though, and the S-Cross has a pronounced floor hump for the middle passenger to straddle.
Each door has a pocket, but it’s not as easy to access, nor as deep, as those in the front. Like the front seats, the rears also have a centre armrest. The back of the front passenger seat has a convenient map pocket, and there are two cupholders.
Again, the door apertures are reasonably wide, making it easy for passengers of any size to get in and out.
Seat folding and flexibility
The rear seatbacks split in a 60/40 configuration and you can fold them down by pushing buttons next to the head restraints. This can be done quite easily with one hand, because the seatbacks aren’t particularly heavy or stiff.
Boot space is generous in the SX4 S-Cross; in fact it’s on a par with the Nissan Qashqai’s.
Not only is the boot roomy, but it’s practical, too. A wide opening makes access easy, the floor is low and the boot lip is flush with the floor, making it easy to lift heavy items in.
It’s square in shape, too, with a deep cubbyhole on either side. Lifting up the boot floor reveals more space beneath; ideal for storing valuable items and keeping them out of sight. On that subject, there’s a removable luggage cover, too. Other handy features include tie-down hooks and a luggage net.