Suzuki has made a name for itself with affordable off-road offerings, but with the ever growing demand for part family car/part off roader, it was only a matter of time before it launched a crossover.

Badged the S-Cross, its engine line up is simple, one petrol or one diesel. Both are 1.6, but we’d be more inclined to go for the diesel as it’s a better all-rounder and easier on the wallet.

The ride is a little firm especially at low speeds, but this is offset by handling that’s composed through twisted roads.

The cabin is extremely practical and although it may not be as well nailed together or as spacious as some of its rivals, it's well laid out and pretty robust. Rear headroom is pretty tight for larger occupants, though.

Pound for pound the S-Cross is a more affordable offering to more established crossovers, and it also works out cheaper to run. 

Adam Pilon


October 27, 2014