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Suzuki S-Cross (2013 to 2021)

NOTICE: This car is still assessed using our previous Expert Rating Index calculations. We are currently rolling out a completely overhauled Expert Rating Index in early 2024, so this vehicle will be updated shortly.

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Suzuki S-Cross (2013 to 2021)

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    Summary


    The Suzuki S-Cross was a mid-sized SUV/crossover that sat above the slightly smaller Vitara in the Suzuki family. This model was produced from 2013 to 2021, after which it was replaced by an all-new model.

    Originally known as the SX4 S-Cross when it was first launched, it received a major mid-life facelift in late 2016. At the same time, the ‘SX4’ part of the name was dropped. A diesel engine was also previously offered, but was dropped as a result of falling demand for diesel cars.

    The Suzuki S-Cross received generally indifferent reviews from the UK motoring media, without any enormous enthusiasm. As of October 2022, its overall Expert Rating of 60% at the time it was discontinued put it in the bottom half of the mid-size SUV segment and a long way behind the class-leading Skoda Karoq – although it rates more highly than its replacement…

    The S-Cross was praised for being reasonably practical and offering good value for money, but was criticised for not matching the comfort or driving enjoyment seen in many of its rivals.

    In a 2020 What Car? survey of the 50 most reliable cars in the UK up to eight years old, the Suzuki S-Cross ranked 26th, which is a particularly impressive result for one of the oldest new cars stil on sale.

    An all-new S-Cross was unveiled in late 2021 and hit UK roads in early 2022. We will have an Expert Rating report for this car soon, so check back regularly for all the latest coverage.

    Key specifications


    Body style: Medium SUV/crossover
    Engines: petrol
    Price when new: From £20,749 on-road

    Launched: Autumn 2013
    Last updated: Autumn 2016
    Ended production: Summer 2021


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    Safety rating


    Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

    Overall score: 5 stars
    Date tested: October 2013
    Date expired: January 2020
    Read the full Euro NCAP review

    Adult protection: 92%
    Child protection: 80%
    Vulnerable road users: 72%
    Safety assist: 81%

    Notes on safety rating

    The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross was crash tested by Euro NCAP way back in 2013 and achieved a five-star rating. However, this rating expired in January 2020 and is no longer valid. This is normal practice, as Euro NCAP reviews its ratings on most cars annually with most ratings expiring after about six or seven years.

    However, if you are comparing a used Suzuki S-Cross to vehicles of similar age, whose ratings will have probably also expired, its safety rating score is still useful.

    Eco rating


    Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

    No eco rating

    The Suzuki S-Cross was not lab tested by Green NCAP during its production life.

    Reliability rating

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    Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

    No reliability rating

    As of October 2022, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Suzuki S-Cross to generate a reliability rating.

    The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the S-Cross, we’ll publish the score here.

    Awards


    Trophies, prizes and awards that the Suzuki S-Cross received

    2017

    • Tow Car of the Year Awards – Best Budget 4×4

    2014

    • Scottish Car of the Year Awards – Best Crossover

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    The Suzuki S-Cross was a practical mid-size SUV, but it was well off the pace of a very competive line-up of better alternatives.Suzuki S-Cross (2013 to 2021)