Auto Trader verdict:
Clearly there are aspects of Suzuki’s latest S-Cross that are appealing. The jury may still be out on the styling, but what’s not in question is the way the 1.0-litre engine punches way above its weight. If you spec it accordingly, it’s an awful lot of car for the money. However, stray away from the encouragingly affordable entry model and you’re instantly catapulted into a world of very impressive competitors, including the likes of the Renault Kadjar, Kia Sportage and the multi award-winning Nissan Qashqai. All these cars offer a more engaging drive, a better standard of interior finish and superior refinement.