Suzuki SX4 hatchback (2006-2014) - MPG, running costs & CO2
No diesel option means Suzuki SX4 running costs are quite high
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.