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Suzuki S-Cross SUV - Practicality & boot space

The S-Cross is fairly practical but rivals have bigger boots

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It may be above the Vitara in Suzuki’s range but the S-Cross is still fairly compact. Its 4.3-metre length exactly matches the Peugeot 2008 from the class below, and is around 60cm shorter than a SEAT Ateca. The wheelbase (the distance between the front and rear wheels) is also within a whisker of the Peugeot, so the S-Cross isn’t the most spacious SUV around.

Suzuki S-Cross interior space

Rivals may be more accommodating but five adults will be able to squeeze in. Like many cars this size, it’ll be more comfortable for four adults, especially as the rear seat backrests are adjustable. The sunroof on Ultra models makes the cabin feel really light and airy, so it’s a bit of a shame you can’t add it on to the cheaper trim level.

Boot space

The boot is reasonable at 430 litres, which is pretty similar to what you get in the 2008 or an MG ZS. It’s bigger than the coupe-styled Toyota C-HR and a little bigger than the Ford Kuga with its seats pushed right back. You get more space than in a family hatchback like the Volkswagen Golf too. Just like its rivals, the rear seats fold 60:40. However, the new Nissan Qashqai, SEAT Ateca and Peugeot 3008 all offer over 500 litres of boot space, so will be better for families who regularly have lots of luggage to carry.

Towing

Whichever model you pick, the S-Cross can tow a braked trailer weighing up to 1,500kg or an unbraked one weighing no more than 600kg.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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