In-depth Reviews

Suzuki SX4 hatchback (2006-2014) - MPG, running costs & CO2

No diesel option means Suzuki SX4 running costs are quite high

Carbuyer Rating

1.8 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.1 out of 5

Read owner reviews
MPG, running costs & CO2 Rating

2.0 out of 5

If you're buying one of the later SX4 models, the choice between the two 1.6-litre petrol models simply boils down to whether you want two or four-wheel drive.

Suzuki SX4 MPG and CO2

Neither version of the SX4 is particularly cheap to run, for which you can thank the car’s rather dated engines. The two-wheel-drive SX4 SZ3 is marginally the cheapest to run, with a claimed 45.6mpg fuel economy possible. The four-wheel-drive SZ5 is slightly thirstier, recording an average figure of 43.5mpg.

The CO2 emissions of the pair are close, with the two and four-wheel drive models emitting 141 and 149g/km respectively. That means they both fall into the same tax band, which costs £145 a year.

In comparison, a two-wheel drive Nissan Juke 1.6-litre emits 138g/km of CO2 for a £15 annual tax saving and is claimed to return 56.5mpg economy.

If you want a rugged-looking Suzuki that’s cheaper to run, take a look at the more modern but more expensive replacement for the SX4, the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross - it's a much more accomplished proposition.

Suzuki SX4 insurance group

Bizarrely, the more expensive SZ5 model is actually cheaper to insure, as it falls into insurance group 16. The two-wheel-drive SZ3 is in insurance group 18. Most Nissan Jukes and all Dacia Dusters should be cheaper still, though.

Suzuki SX4 warranty

The Suzuki SX4 was originally covered by a three-year/60,000-mile warranty, which is about average for the industry. Three levels of extended cover were available at an extra cost. Additionally, Suzuki includes 12 months’ breakdown cover on all new models.

Suzuki SX4 servicing

Suzuki offers fixed-price repairs and a service payment plan, which can be tailored to your exact needs and budget by the dealer at the time of purchase.

Most Popular

New Volkswagen Passat set to launch in 2023
2023 Volkswagen Passat
Volkswagen Passat
9 Sep 2021

New Volkswagen Passat set to launch in 2023

New 2022 Toyota RAV4 Adventure revealed
Toyota RAV4 Adventure
Toyota RAV4
14 Sep 2021

New 2022 Toyota RAV4 Adventure revealed

Ford Focus Active hatchback review
Ford Focus Active hatchback
Ford Focus Active hatchback
16 Sep 2021

Ford Focus Active hatchback review

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
10 Aug 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Electric car charging station
Tips and advice
3 Jun 2021

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
15 Jun 2021

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
23 Jul 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors 2021
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors 2021

Top 10 best electric cars 2021
Volkswagen ID.3
Best cars
12 Aug 2021

Top 10 best electric cars 2021

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2021
Toyota Prius front 3/4 cornering
Best cars
10 Jun 2021

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2021

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks
Mercedes AMG A45 - rear
Hot hatches
25 Jun 2021

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks