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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

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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.

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.

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