Step into the SX4 you’ll feel like you are sitting one floor higher than in most other saloons. This is not a bad thing as it makes getting in and out really easy, thanks to the high seats. Visibility from this lofty perch is good too but the thick A-pillar does mar vision around corners.
If you have upgraded from a Swift to an SX4, you will find yourself in familiar surroundings. The steering wheel, power window buttons, air con vents, some switchgear and the gear stick are carried over. The interiors are a mix of black and chrome highlights. The pair of chrome strips that straddle the centre console look attractive and the chrome-ringed air con controls also look good and function well.
The SX4 also inherits the Swift's flimsy build. A nice touch, however, is the fact that there is space to store a bottle in all four door pockets and that this car can be bought with leather seats. While the SX4 is generously equipped, the materials used don’t have a quality feel, including the factory-fitted leather trim.
Rear seat comfort in the SX4 is definitely could have been better. The seating position is nice and high but limited legroom and limited space for the third passenger (due to the high floor tunnel and armrest that protrudes when folded up) mark the Suzuki saloon down.