I bought the car one month back. It looks muscular and well built. Maruti is learning to make good looking vehicles. And S-Cross is the best one.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross User Reviews
S-Cross User Reviews
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Maruti Suzuki S-Cross User Ratings
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My favourite Maruti
The S-Cross is my favourite. Being sold via Nexa, it is of good quality. Really great looks, features and previous 1.6-litre diesel engine was superb. New engine is small.
Central locking problem with key remote
I have been facing problems with my car key remote for a few days now. Even after replacing the battery, the unlock button either does not work or it unlocks only one door after multiple presses. Workshop says it will diagnose to see if the problem is with the signal sender in the remote or the receiver in the car.
Android Auto is horrible to use
Every time I connect my phone to the car via Android Auto, the system ends up hanging. When it does not hang, it works incredibly slow. I have tried connecting other phones as well and the problem remains the same. So, my phone seems to be fine and the internal software of the car seems to be at fault.
Ground clearance helpful but no AWD option
I drive through some pretty bad roads daily on my way to work and the ground clearance of the S-Cross helps a lot. Rarely do the bumpers of the car scrape the road on speed breakers. However, would have loved to see an AWD option as it makes driving in the rainy season much more assuring.
Clutch is heavy compared to other Maruti cars
Driving the S-Cross in peak hour traffic is pretty tiring thanks to the unusually heavy clutch pedal. I have not been able to figure out why it has such a heavy clutch when other Maruti cars have feather-like pedals?
Car is slow to respond
Unfortunately, the S-Cross is not the kind of car which accelerates at a touch of the accelerator, despite 118 bhp which is not less! The engine has a narrow range in which it responds effectively, at all other times it behaves like any other badly tuned diesel car in the Indian market.
Boot release mechanism too sensitive
If anything like a bag strap accidentally gets squeezed between the boot lid when it is being closed, then the boot release stops working. The boot release button then either needs to be pressed multiple times or it has to be opened manually. Wish there was a possible solution to this, but unfortunately, the release system can’t be readjusted or recalibrated.
Fuel efficiency on point!
I have been using my S-Cross for 3 months now and the car is returning pretty good mileage figures. Across multiple tanks of fuel, I have been getting a constant 16.5 to 17 kmpl which is appreciable, based on the driving conditions.
Storage in the cabin is decent
Quite happy with the position and capacity of all the storage areas provided in the S-Cross. I agree this point is not very relevant to write a whole review on but for someone like me who travels with their entire world wherever they go, this point becomes very crucial as the car needs a lot of usable storage capacity.
CarPlay system is the best!
The music system and menu browsing on the S-Cross are by far the best on any car I have come across yet. It is just so quick to respond and effortless to use. Though the system is more or less the same on all Maruti cars, it just functions on a completely different level in the S-Cross. Hats off!
Comfortable, supportive seats
The interior of the S-Cross is very impressive, mainly because it offers a good amount of space and the seating is exceptional. Soft, supportive seats make driving a whole lot better and the passengers also feel relaxed over long journeys.
Not happy with the 2016 recall
I have always had a lot of faith in Maruti as a brand but unfortunately, the recall of the S-Cross in 2016 was a big blow, mainly because the car had been launched not too long ago. My S-Cross was also among the affected pieces which made me feel as though the build quality and consistency from Maruti is slowly dipping. Not happy with this feeling.
Rear AC vents important but missing
The S-Cross is quite a big car. It needs rear AC vents because the back seat can’t be sufficiently cooled by the front vents, especially on extreme summer days. As a result, I have to sit on the front seat with my driver since the back seat is no good without its own vents.
I purchased the top variant of the S-Cross because the long list of features was very appealing given the price of the car. It has all upmarket features like cruise control, Bluetooth, navigation, etc. which makes it a premium car without a doubt.
Decent performance in the city
The S-Cross certainly does not bring out the enthusiast but it certainly provides enough power and performance to manage daily city driving with ease. Overtaking moves, when timed correctly, are easy and effective. It is also easy to park in most places as it does not occupy much space. A well-rounded car from Maruti yet again.
Cabin remains quiet at all times
Irrespective of the roads, traffic noise or bad weather, the cabin of the S-Cross is one place where I can spend all day without breaking a sweat. It is very effective in filtering out all noises and therefore, driving it is a very peaceful experience.
No automatic gear option
When Maruti can offer the Celerio with an AMT option which is not even a premium segment car, why have they left out the S-Cross? Their strategy on this seems a bit silly to me. However, the car is otherwise very refined and smooth, it would have only become better with the automatic gear option.
Quite noisy when pushed hard
The engine on the S-Cross is just not meant for aggressive drivers who often change gears at the redline. It gets very noisy when pushed hard and if driven in the same manner, I have a feeling the engine will become quite rough overtime since it does not seem rugged enough to support this style of driving.
Diesel engine is slow, lazy
Maruti usually makes decent diesel-powered cars which share the same engine. So, I guess the tuning on the S-Cross has been a miss for me. Constant gear changing is the only way to extract the most out of the car. Since the car is lazy, therefore, you can’t be lazy with it.
Most cars come with disc brakes only at the front but all four-disc brakes are certainly a good move in the premium direction. Naturally then, the braking power of the S-Cross is unlike any other Maruti car that I have come across. It is very strong and reassuring.
Rock solid at high speed
How good is this car for long highway drives! I travel to various cities in India by road and so I need a trustworthy all-rounder which is exactly what the S-Cross is proving to be. Very happy with my car.
Good suspension setup
The S-Cross is a very good car for daily city driving because it can deal with all types of roads, thanks to a smart suspension setup. It strikes a good balance between stability and absorbing meanest of potholes.
Plastic quality is a letdown
If this model is being sold at NEXA dealerships, then it is a premium segment car. However, despite the effort, Maruti has not gone into that segment successfully as the interiors of the S-Cross are like any other Maruti car till now. Neither are they different nor are they made of premium materials. Plastic quality is pretty bad too.