Whether you’re choosing a new car or a used model, you never quite know what you’re going to get until you take a look around the vehicle and take it out for a test drive. Reading specifications online or the brochures at the dealership will give you a feel for the car, but different people look for different things when buying a car.
Some look for the same manufacturer they’ve driven for years because they’re so impressed with the reliability, others look for the most modern tech and gadgets that come with the various models while others will buy from a particular dealership, such as T W White because they find that the service is so good and the cars on the forecourt provide everything they could want.
The latest range of vehicles, known as crossovers, have people scratching their heads for a completely different reason, because they’re so new to the market and people are unsure how the various components work when put together. The Suzuki Sx4 is just one example of a crossover vehicle, incorporating the bets bits of a family saloon and a traditional 4×4.
So why is it so good? Rather than just re-writing all of the various industry reviews or telling you the kind of things you’d hear at a dealership, let’s deal in cold hard facts and figures:
- There are two main models of the Sx4 – a 1.6-litre petrol engine and a 2.0-litre diesel. The petrol version comes in front-wheel drive OR four-wheel drive, while the diesel model is available in four-wheel drive ONLY.
- The petrol model has a top-speed of around 115mph, reaching 60mph in around 10.7 seconds, with emissions ranging between 141 and 115g/km depending on the manual or automatic transmission. In terms of fuel consumption, the petrol produces between 42 and 45.6mpg with pricing ranging from just over £11,000 to just under £15,000 depending on the option you choose, with a series of optional extras adding to the standard price.
- In terms of the diesel, you get better fuel economy, as you would expect, with 53.3mpg and the fewest Carbon Dioxide emissions with 139g/km. It has a top speed of 112mph, going from 0-60 in 11.2 seconds and costing between £16,500 and £17,000.
- Available in a choice of six colours the choice is yours, allowing you to choose the model that meets your requirements and specifications.
- All models come with a standard Suzuki three-year or 60,000-mile warranty that you get with all new Suzuki vehicles.