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Suzuki S-Cross SUV - MPG, running costs & CO2

The Suzuki S-Cross posts competitive fuel economy figures

Carbuyer Rating

3.6 out of 5

MPG, running costs & CO2 Rating

3.5 out of 5

Suzuki wants you to know that the new S-Cross has many of its rivals beaten for fuel efficiency. Its figures are impressive for a crossover; they’re more like what you’d expect from a family hatchback. Helping its cause is the Suzuki’s weight, as it tips the scales at a relatively light 1,300kg.

Suzuki S-Cross MPG & CO2

The mild-hybrid petrol engine in the S-Cross promises to be quite economical, with official figures of up to 53.2mpg for the Motion model with a manual gearbox. An automatic gearbox reduces that slightly to 49.5mpg. Choosing the four-wheel-drive trim level means you’ll see up to 47.8mpg with a manual gearbox or 46.3mpg for the automatic. Even the most efficient Nissan Qashqai doesn’t reach 45mpg, so the S-Cross will be cheaper to run.

CO2 emissions start at 120g/km for the two-wheel-drive manual model. That results in a mid-range Benefit-in-Kind band for company-car drivers, so it’ll be more affordable to tax than some of its closest rivals. If you’re a business user dead set on a Suzuki, the Suzuki Across plug-in hybrid offers a much lower rate of tax (although its P11D value is considerably higher).

VED (road tax) is £10 a year cheaper than the standard rate because of the car’s mild-hybrid electrical assistance.

Insurance

Insurance groups aren’t available yet but the high level of safety equipment should help here. If it’s competitive with the Nissan Qashqai N-Connecta’s group 12 rating (out of 50), then the S-Cross shouldn’t cost too much to insure.

Warranty

Every Suzuki sold in the UK gets a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty, which is pretty standard but nothing to shout about. The SsangYong Korando and Toyota C-HR get seven years’ and 10 years’ cover respectively. You can add extra cover for additional cost, if you’re planning to keep the car a long time.

Servicing

Suzuki offers a three-year service plan, with monthly payments to take the sting out of maintenance bills. Your dealer will be able to organise the service plan for you.

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