Suzuki Scross SUV

The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross is an unassuming small SUV that rivals more adventurously styled SUVs.

It’s also proof that appearances can be deceptive, because under that rather nondescript body is a car of real quality. It’s practical, good to drive and impressively grippy if you go for a four-wheel drive model.

Amazingly, what you see here has already been through one facelift – back in 2016, when the car received a new grille and a raised ride height. Sadly, that served only to give the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross the appearance of a budget ‘90s SUV, and not a very attractive one.

Similarly, the best you can say about the design of the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross interior is that it feels durable and robust. Otherwise, it really does come across as unimaginative and simple.

On the other hand, there’s nothing wrong with the ergonomics. The controls are logically laid out and everything works as you’d expect. The infotainment system is good, too. You will appreciate the driver’s seat for two reasons. First, it’s nicely elevated, so there’s a good view out; and, second, it’s really comfortable. Finally, with a decent amount of space in the back seats and a 430-litre boot, this is a very family-friendly little car.