AT A GLANCE

Herald Sun - Motoring - - TEST DRIVE -

WHAT IT’S GOT

Stan­dard sat­nav, front and rear park­ing sen­sors, re­vers­ing cam­era, all-wheel drive with set­tings for dif­fer­ent con­di­tions, leather and suede in­te­rior.

WHAT IT HASN’T

Au­to­mated emer­gency brak­ing, blind spot mon­i­tor­ing, soft­touch plas­tics. Two-wheel-drive op­tion. En­gine lacks power.

OWN­ER­SHIP

Suzuki has a good rep­u­ta­tion for qual­ity and re­li­a­bil­ity but the war­ranty is only av­er­age. Ser­vic­ing is also quite ex­pen­sive for its class (capped ser­vic­ing is avail­able for five years) but you get six ser­vices in the three years.

WHAT WE LIKED

Gen­er­ous equip­ment list. In­fo­tain­ment easy to use. Seats com­fort­able and sup­port­ive. De­cent cargo area, 12V plugs.

WHAT WE DIDN’T

Ride gets skit­tish over cor­ru­ga­tions. En­gine needs more power. Hard plas­tic sur­faces through­out cabin.

ALSO CON­SIDER RE­NAULT CAP­TUR DYNAMIQUE $27,990

Cheaper, with five-year war­ranty. Has same funky styling. Cor­ners well but en­gine lacks power.

JEEP RENE­GADE LON­GI­TUDE $34,500

More ex­pen­sive but big­ger, more pow­er­ful en­gine and well-fin­ished cabin.

MAZDA CX-3 TOUR­ING SAFETY $30,020

Small boot but classy cabin, good road man­ners and ex­tra safety equip­ment.

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