Suzuki completed the line up of the revised Suzuki SX4 by adding a new model in the range topping SZ5 trim level. The Suzuki SX4 SZ5 comes with a choice of 1.6 litre petrol and two litre diesel engines. The diesel version also comes with cruise control and it is the only Suzuki SX4 fitted with a six speed manual gearbox.
The Suzuki SX4 SZ5 is also fitted with i-AWD transmission; this means intelligent All-Wheel Drive which has three settings; front wheel drive only, four wheel drive when the car needs it and four wheel drive all the time. The four wheel drive all the time is called 4WD-Lock and applies only up to 40mph when the vehicle goes above that speed the transmission reverts to the middle 4WD-Auto setting.
The diesel Suzuki SX4 SZ5 is priced at approximately £15,995, the petrol is £14,235.The Suzuki SX4 SZ5 might be a crossover but it hasn’t crossed over too far. You get some of the ground clearance, visibility and accessibility of a 4x4 but on the road, in front or four-wheel-drive guise, the drive is composed and even enjoyable. The 1.6-litre petrol engine is impressive enough to make the benefit of the more expensive diesel questionable.