Suzuki SX4 S-Cross (2013–)

Model History

March 2013

New Suzuki SX4 S-Cross revealed

Suzuki confirms that the SX4 S-Cross has moved into the C-sector, although really it sits between the Ecosport and Kuga in size - and probably appeals to a move off-road-oriented crowd.

Suzuki says that it created the new SX4 Crossover by uniting its small-car know how with SUV thinking, and looks like it has also delivered a larger cabin in the process. It's offered with a choice of either a 1.6-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engine, and the latter comes with a five-speed manual transmission as standard but there is the option of continuously variable transmission (CVT) transmission.

The 1.6-litre petrol version can be specified with two- or four-wheel drive, with the former delivering 125g/km of CO2 with either transmission. In 4WD, that figure rises to 136g/km. The 1.6-litre diesel has a six-speed gearbox and its CO2 figure drops to 110g/km with stop-start. Built at the same Magyar Suzuki plant in Hungary as the SX4, and on sale from autumn 2013.

1.6-litre VVT (1586cc) 4-cylinder 16 valve DOHC VVT chain cam, five-speed manual (optional CVT): 120PS at 6000rpm; 156Nm torque at 4400rpm.

1.6-litre DDiS (1598cc) 4-cylinder 16 valve common rail belt cam turbodiesel, six-speed manual: 120PS at 3750rpm; 320Nm torque at 1750rpm.


1.6-litre VVT 5-speed manual 2WD: 0-62mph 11.0 seconds; top speed 111mph. Combined consumption 51.3mpg, CO2 emissions 127g/km (VED Band D)

1.6-litre VVT 5-speed manual 4WD: 0-62mph 12.0 seconds; top speed 108mph. Combined consumption 47.8mpg, CO2 emissions 135g/km (VED Band E)

1.6-litre VVT CVT 2WD: 0-62mph 12.4 seconds; top speed 105mph. Combined consumption 51.3mpg, CO2 emissions 125g/km (VED Band D)

1.6-litre VVT CVT 4WD: 0-62mph 13.5 seconds; top speed 102mph. Combined consumption 49.5mpg, CO2 emissions 130g/km (VED Band D)

1.6-litre DDiS 6-speed manual 2WD: 0-62mph 12.0 seconds; top speed 111mph. Combined consumption 67.2mpg, CO2 emissions 110g/km (VED Band B)

1.6-litre DDiS 6-speed manual 4WD: 0-62mph 13.0 seconds; top speed 108mph. Combined consumption 64.2mpg, CO2 emissions 114g/km (VED Band C)

July 2013

Prices announced

Four equipment grades will be offered with prices starting at £14,999 for the entry level SZ3, rising to £23,549 for the top-spec 1.6 DDiS SZ5 diesel with all-wheel drive. 1.6-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engines are offered and the cleanest model achieves 110g/km emissions.

The 1.6-litre petrol engine is available in combination with a CVT automatic or five-speed manual gearbox and has emissions of 127g/km in manual form or 125g/km with the CVT. Buyers can specify all-wheel drive if they wish, which increases emissions. Fuel economy for the petrol engine ranges from 47.8mpg for the all-wheel drive manual to 51.3mpg for the front-wheel drive car.

A 1.6-litre DDiS diesel engine is offered too and has emissions of 110g/km in front-wheel drive form and 114g/km in all-wheel drive form, with economy 67.2mpg for the front-wheel drive and 64.2mpg for the all-wheel drive. The diesel engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission and isn’t available with an automatic gearbox.

October 2014

SX4 S-Cross range updated

Suzuki has dropped the SZ4 model and added 1.6 SZ-T CVT and 1.6 SZ-T ALLGRIP models to the range.

SZ-T comes with navigation with DAB digital radio, polished 17-inch alloy wheels, dual zone automatic air conditioning, front fog lights, Bluetooth, rear privacy glass, silver roof rails and silver skid plates, rear parking camera and rear parking proximity sensors.

In addition to the above, some pricing changes have been made across the range. Changes include a £500 increase on petrol models (except SZ-T, which has a £250 increase). Some DDiS models also receive a reduction of £250 (SZ-T and SZ-T ALLGRIP), resulting in the customer’s cost of choosing a DDiS S-Cross over a petrol S-Cross being reduced to £1,500.

June 2015

New twin-clutch gearbox introduced

The Twin Clutch System by Suzuki (TCSS) is the first transmission of its type that Suzuki has offered. The new transmission is available from this month on the SZ5 S-Cross DDiS ALLGRIP and will cost £1,350 versus the conventional six speed manual.

September 2016

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross facelifted

Now available witb 111PS 1.0 BoosterJet and 140PS 1.4 litre BoosterJet engines. Prices from £14,999 for front drive S-Cross 1.0 BoosterJet. Front wheel drive, four wheel drive, manual or 6-speed torque converter auto. Prices top out at £24,349 for 4WD 1.6 diesel.

What does a Suzuki SX4 S-Cross (2013) cost?

List Price from £14,169
Buy new from £10,169
Contract hire from £185.74 per month
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