Suzuki SX4 S-Cross SUV - Interior & comfort

The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross interior is well built and the all trim levels offer good levels of equipment

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Suzuki SX4 S-Cross dashboard

Once inside the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross, you’ll a find neat and logical design, which received considerable attention to its materials in the 2016 update. The simple dashboard is easy to use, particularly on the SZ5, which has a fairly intuitive touchscreen infotainment and sat-nav system. The look of the interior is still a bit drab and low-budget, though – especially when compared to the interior of a Peugeot 2008 – but it’s lifted a little by blue-ringed dials and silver trim for the air vents in a valiant attempt to make the car look a bit more exciting inside.

As we’ve come to expect from Suzuki’s newer cars, build quality is very good. The plastics used feel solid and include some soft-touch finishes to the dashboard as well as attractive gloss-black trim around the touchscreen. Away from your immediate eyeline there are still some cheaper, scratchier materials to be found – on the doors and lower dashboard, for example – but the various fixtures and fittings are generally robustly constructed.

It’s easy to get comfortable behind the wheel, as there’s plenty of seat and steering-wheel adjustment, while the flat-looking seats turn out to be surprisingly supportive, making long motorway journeys much more tolerable.

Equipment

There are three trim levels to choose from when buying an SX4 S-Cross, starting with the SZ4, then moving up to SZ-T and the range-topping SZ5. Happily, all of them are well equipped – even the entry-level model comes with alloy wheels, electric windows, cruise control, manual air-conditioning, practical split-folding rear seats, USB connectivity and 16-inch alloy wheels.

The SZ-T is very well kitted out and adds the likes of LED headlights (below), sat nav, a reversing camera, 17-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth and a digital radio. The top-of-the-range SZ5 trim level includes heated leather seats, a huge sliding panoramic sunroof and LED daytime running lights and a rear parking camera and sensors. It’s distinguished externally by its polished 17-inch alloy wheels.

The infotainment system found in SZ-T and SZ5 models is the same as we’ve seen in the Suzuki Vitara and is a huge improvement over that previously used in the S-Cross. It’s just a shame that the graphics are still a little dated compared to systems found in cars like the Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008.

Options

Options for your S-Cross include chrome touches for the bodywork, alternative alloy wheel designs and colours, plus a practical roof rack.

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