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Our Fleet Test Drive: Suzuki S-Cross: 9th report

Date: 07 July 2015   |   Author: Tony Rock

Voice command can be a hit and miss affair on most vehicles, but if first impressions are anything to go by, than the Suzuki S-cross is definitely more hit than miss.

On a trip to Oxford I realised as we closed in our destination that I actually wasn't so sure of exactly where I was supposed to be end up, so turned to the satnav for assistance.

Sensibly, it can't be operated while on the move, and, stuck in rush-hour traffic, I didn't have the time to find somewhere to pull over. Given previous experiences of less than helpful voice-control set-ups on other vehicles,

I turned to the Suzuki's voice-activated system more in hope than expectation (press the button in the top left-hand corner to turn it on, or use the one on the steering wheel) and was amazed to find that I was understood first time, and duly directed to the correct address.

Subsequent attempts at using the S-cross voice command haven't always hit this initial 100% success rate (although I'm finding this way of navigating around my iPod podcasts very cool), but, anecdotally at least, it feels better than any other system I've previously encountered.

Suzuki SX4 S-cross 1.6 DDis SZ5

Mileage 7703
P11D price £23,494
Forecast/actual cost per mile 52.6p/52.9p
Our average consumption 52.0mpg
Official combined consumption 64.2mpg


  • Loving that the voice-activated tech works
  • Squeaking come from doors and a foot pedal