The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross is a convincing family car that should definitely be on your shortlist if you want a practical car that’s cheap to run. You won’t get much of a discount, but the S-Cross’s comparatively low prices mean it’s good value for money.
Two engines are available, a petrol and a diesel, both producing 118bhp. The two-wheel-drive 1.6-litre petrol models are cheapest, but we’d recommend going for the 1.6 diesel for its lower CO2 emissions and superior low-rev shove.
Even entry-level SZ3 trim is well equipped, getting 16-inch alloys, air-conditioning, cruise control, front and rear electric windows, heated door mirrors and a USB socket. We’d go for SZ4, though, because this adds climate control, Bluetooth, keyless entry, 17-inch alloys and extra body protection, yet is still competitively priced.