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SUZUKI SX4 S-CROSS HATCHBACK

1.4 Boosterjet 48V Hybrid SZ-T 5dr

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Technical Data

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Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeManual
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Emissions
Emissions122.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed118mph

Driver Convenience

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Bluetooth hands free telephone connection
  • Emergency stop signalling system
  • Engine auto start/stop system
  • Front parking sensor
  • Information display
  • Lights on warning
  • PAS
  • Rear parking camera
  • Rear parking sensor
  • Satellite navigation system
  • Speed limiter
  • Tachometer
  • Trip computer

Entertainment

  • 2 Tweeters
  • 4 speakers
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Radio/CD + MP3
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • USB connection

Exterior Features

  • Aluminium roof rails
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Automatic headlamp levelling
  • Automatic headlights
  • Body colour door mirrors and handles
  • Chrome accent front grille
  • Chrome effect window sills
  • Door mirrors with indicator
  • Electric adjustable heated door mirrors
  • Electric folding door mirrors
  • Electric front+rear windows
  • Front and rear intermittent wipers
  • Front fog lights with chrome surrounds
  • Front under body trim - black
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED projector headlamps with low and high beam
  • LED rear lights
  • Rain sensing front wipers
  • Rear and side under body trim - Silver
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Visible VIN plate
  • Wheel arch extensions

Interior Features

  • 12V socket in centre console and luggage area
  • 2 Isofix seat anchors
  • 2 stage reclining rear seats
  • 3 spoke leather steering wheel
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Centre cabin light
  • Centre console storage
  • Centre lower box
  • Centre lower console box lights
  • Child seat tether anchorages x3
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Driver's side foot rest
  • Driver/front passenger seat height adjustment
  • Driver/front passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Dual zone automatic air conditioning
  • Fabric with stitching seat upholstery
  • Front and rear bottle holders
  • Front and rear cupholders x 2
  • Front centre armrest
  • Front footwell lights
  • Front headrests
  • Front map light
  • Front passenger side assist grip
  • Glovebox light
  • Luggage area lamp
  • Luggage area shopping bag hook, net hook x 2
  • Luggage cover
  • Passenger seat back pocket
  • Pollen filter
  • Rear assist grips x2
  • Rear centre armrest
  • Rear headrests
  • Removable boot floor
  • Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel

Safety

  • 3 Point ELR rear seat belts x3
  • ABS+EBD+Brake assist
  • Childproof rear door locks
  • Curtain airbags
  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • ESP
  • Front 3 point ELR seatbelts with pretensioner and force limiter
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Height adjustable front seatbelts
  • Hill hold control
  • Radar brake support system
  • Side airbags
  • Side impact protection beams
  • Traction control
  • Tyre pressure monitor

Security

  • Alarm
  • Deadlocks
  • Freewheeling key cylinders
  • Immobiliser
  • Key in reminder
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote central door locking

Wheels

  • 17" Polished alloy wheels
  • Tyre repair kit

Specification

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Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    104
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    122

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1373
  • Compression Ratio
    9.9:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    73
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    82
  • Engine Code
    K14D
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears
    6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    5.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    4.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    4.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    52.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    46.5
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    60.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    47.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    59.2

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.4
  • Badge Power
    129
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    Boosterjet 48V Hybrid
  • Coin Series
    SZ-T
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    22D
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    Not Available
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    92
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    80
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    5
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    72
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    81
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    9.5
  • Engine Power - BHP
    129
  • Engine Power - KW
    95
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    173
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    24
  • Engine Torque - NM
    235
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    2000
  • Top Speed
    118

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    215/55 R17
  • Tyre Size Rear
    215/55 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1585
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4300
  • Wheelbase
    2600
  • Width
    1785
  • Width (including mirrors)
    Not Available

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    47
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1785
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    875
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    430
  • Max. Loading Weight
    565
  • Max. Roof Load
    75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    600
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1220
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    10.8

Suzuki's S-Cross now gets an extra slice of visual pizazz. Jonathan Crouch checks out the revised version.

Background

Suzuki must find it frustrating to see other brands doing so well in the thriving Crossover market. The Japanese maker has, after all, been offering products of this sort for some time, most notably the first generation SX4 model, originally launched way back in 2006, easily pre-dating the original Nissan Qashqai that most people think pioneered this class of car. That very first SX4 was a little too small, a little too shy and retiring and a little too poorly promoted to set the sales charts alight the way its Nissan competitor did, but Suzuki watched, learnt and came back fighting. As a result, in 2014 we got the SX4 S-Cross, a much more competitive proposition and a model that's gradually evolved. In 2020 it gained mild hybrid assistance for its 1.4-litre Boosterjet petrol engine and in late 2021, the looks were facelifted too, creating the car we're going to look at here, a compact SUV but a particularly spacious and really quite efficient one.

Driving Experience

This revised S-Cross carries over the 1.4 Boosterjet Hybrid 129hp petrol engine used on the pre-facelift model. You may be familiar with the way that mild hybrid engines work but just in case not, here's a quick re-cap. Basically, energy that would otherwise be lost when braking or cruising off-throttle is harvested via a kinetic energy recovery system and sent to a small lithium-ion battery that here has been placed beneath the front passenger seat. This is used to drive a belt-driven 'ISG' unit (an 'Integrated Starter/Generator') and power the engine's stop/start system. Suzuki's current 48-volt set-up can also deliver a couple of other important benefits. The first is something quite unusual amongst current mild hybrids - the ability for this car to idle and even coast on full-electric power, though only below 10mph. The other benefit here is something supposed to be now quite common amongst mild hybrid models - the ability to 'torque-fill' under acceleration to compensate for turbo lag. Which is just as well because this S-Cross Hybrid's 'K14D'-series engine was reduced in power a little when the MHEV tech was added to it, plus the car's electrified tech adds 65kgs of extra weight (in the case of the ALLGRIP 4WD version). But at the same time it gained 5Nm of torque (235Nm in total). The 62mph sprint takes 10.2 en route to 118mph. There's an auto gearbox option. And the brand's proper lockable ALLGRIP 4WD system is fitted to the top 'Ultra' variant.

Design and Build

Visually, the S-Cross has always looked rather dull, so the aesthetic changes made here will be welcomed by dealers, giving this SUV a bolder, more muscular design that enhances its presence with larger and more angular wheel arches and smooth flowing lines. The front design incorporates a raised bonnet line, a piano black front grille and new design 'three LED position' headlamps supposed to help portray a high centre of gravity. This theme continues at the rear with larger combination lamps that integrate horizontally with the rear centre garnish to emphasise a sense of width, in addition to roof rails and integrated rear spoiler. Otherwise, it's as you were. This car remains a mid-sized 'Qashqai'-class SUV that's a little larger than the norm, around 4,300mm in length. Inside, no changes have been made. Up front, it's an inoffensive but not unpleasant piece of design and the fixtures and fittings feel well screwed together from the Hungarian factory, although some of the materials are a bit scratchy. The centre-dash infotainment screen still has graphics that look a bit after-market but it certainly includes quite a lot, with sat nav and 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring as well as a DAB tuner and Bluetooth. The generous 2,600mm wheelbase length frees up plenty of interior room (the 430-litre boot is one of the biggest in the class) and there's very decent rear seat space too. Though the bench doesn't slide, the backrest reclines though a choice of two angles. The twin sunroofs of the top SZ5 model do rob a few centimetres of headroom though.

Market and Model

Pricing is quite a bit higher than it used to be for the S-Cross. The car is now priced at around £25,000 for the base 1.4 Boosterjet Hybrid 'Motion' variant with manual transmission - and just under £30,000 for the 1.4 Boosterjet Hybrid 'Ultra' ALLGRIP version, again with manual transmission. Six-speed automatic transmission is available optionally on both grades at £1,350. Standard equipment for the base 'Motion' model is comprehensive and includes seven airbags, 17-inch painted alloy wheels, three-signature LED projector headlamps for low and high beam, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, Traffic Sign Recognition, a Blind Spot Monitor, Adaptive Cruise Control with a speed limiter, keyless entry and start, dual zone auto air conditioning, heated front seats and front and rear parking sensors. Moving up to top 'Ultra' spec adds 17-inch polished alloy wheels, leather seat upholstery, integrated on-board navigation, a panoramic sliding sunroof and further driver safety and convenience with the fitment of a 360 view camera. The S-Cross is available in a total of six different shades, of which one is a solid colour and five are optional metallic finishes.

Cost of Ownership

Suzuki reckons that the 48-volt mild hybrid tech has delivered improvements in fuel economy and emissions of up to 20%, though it's difficult to verify that claim with any real accuracy. The WLTP figures show a front-driven version of this model managing 53.2mpg and 120g/km, while the ALLGRIP 4WD version delivers 47.8mpg and 133g/km. It helps that this remains one of the lightest cars 8in the crossover class. Even the ALLGRIP variant weighs in at only 1,220kgs. This car's insurance group is 25D - or 26D for the SZ5 manual. Its BiK tax band is rated at 30% (or 32% for the ALLGRIP variant). An owner would be paying £165 of VED for the first year of ownership (£205 for the ALLGRIP) and £140 of VED from year 2 on. As with all Suzukis, this one is covered by a three year/60,000 mile warranty, plus a year of AA Suzuki Assistance, providing 24 hour UK and European roadside assistance, recovery and associated services. There's also a 12 year perforation warranty.

Summary

The S-Cross has long needed a bit of extra pavement presence - and gets it here. Otherwise, this model's attributes remain as before, namely its spacious cabin, potential for light off road exploits and the theoretical frugality of its mild hybrid Boosterjet engine. The prominent 'Hybrid' badging here might lead you to expect more efficiency benefits than are actually delivered, its effect on everyday running costs, though welcome, somewhat marginal. But every little helps and the 48-volt tech is certainly useful in the way it better assists with pulling power and allows for fully electrified progress below 10mph. Whether this and the visual update are together enough to make customers interested in the S-Cross who weren't before is more debateable. But it all gives this car extra selling points - and that's never a bad thing.

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