Skip advert
Advertisement
In-depth reviews

Suzuki SX4 hatchback (2006-2014) - Practicality & boot space

The Suzuki SX4 offers up to 1,045 litres of boot space with the rear seats folded flat

Carbuyer Rating

1.8 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.1 out of 5

Read owner reviews
Practicality & boot space Rating

2.5 out of 5

The Suzuki SX4 is a tall yet compact, which means you get a commanding view of the road ahead. That’s aided by good visibility through the huge windscreen and large quarter-light windows.

But despite the tall stance, the Suzuki SX4 isn’t the most practical small SUV on the market.

Suzuki SX4 interior space and storage

The SX4 is a rather upright-looking car when viewed in profile, so it’s no surprise that there’s plenty of headroom for four adult passengers – five at a squeeze. There’s a transmission tunnel that robs legroom in the rear, meaning that the unlucky passenger in the narrow middle seat won’t have space to comfortably rest their legs. And that sets the scene for the legroom in the rear – it’s all rather limited.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Interior storage space is average at best. The glovebox is small and the lid feels particularly cheap. There are pockets in the doors, but they won’t hold as much as those in a Nissan Juke.

Suzuki SX4 boot space

The SX4 doesn’t have a particularly impressive boot capacity, offering only 270 litres with the back seats in place. If you fold the rear seats down, this expands to a better 1,045 litres – and the seats fold with an easy pull of a cord that drops the seatbacks forward.

But if you do this, they create a large lip, which will make loading bigger items harder. If you tumble the seats forward, it doesn’t feel like there’s much more space, and you won’t be able to thread long loads between the front seats.

You get roof rails as standard, giving you an easy way to create more luggage capacity by adding a roof box to the car.

The SX4 isn’t as practical as the new S-Cross, so it pales somewhat in comparison, but it shouldn’t be entirely written off.

Skip advert
Advertisement

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.

Skip advert
Advertisement

Most Popular

Engine management light: what to do if it comes on
Engine warning light
Tips and advice
12 Jun 2024

Engine management light: what to do if it comes on

New Alpine A290: fast, stylish and very blue electric hot hatchback revealed
Alpine A290 front quarter
News
13 Jun 2024

New Alpine A290: fast, stylish and very blue electric hot hatchback revealed

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s top car offers
Carbuyer best new car deals hero
Deals
14 Jun 2024

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s top car offers

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
26 Mar 2024

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Public EV charge point
Tips and advice
11 Jan 2023

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
17 May 2022

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
21 Mar 2024

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

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

Top 10 best car interiors

Top 10 best electric cars 2024
Best electric cars
Best cars
16 May 2024

Top 10 best electric cars 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024
The best cheap-to-run cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024
Fastest hot hatchbacks hero
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024