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The Sedici is reasonably able off the road and on it, though the two-wheel drive Suzuki SX4, which is essentially the same car, undercuts it on price.

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Matt Prior
18 April 2006

What's new? A small SUV, like the Suzuki SX-4 - the pair are same underneath and both are built by Suzuki in Hungary. Suzuki’s alternative is 2wd or 4wd; Fiat is offering 4wd only. This is the first time we’ve driven the Sedici in the UK.What's it like? The 1.6-litre Sedici is a pretty decent thing: it rides reasonably, steers and handles tidily and the engine, though not a paragon of refinement, is respectably punchy. This is a guilt-free 4x4, too: at 39.8mpg on the combined cycle, the Sedici’s fuel consumption is at least as good as a regular small family hatch’s. It’s also pretty handy off-road: light and agile, finding traction where you wouldn’t expect it to.There’s no low-ratio, though, and the anti-lock doesn’t work below 4mph, so slippery, lengthy descents are not the Sedici’s strength.Should I buy one? By all means. The Sedici is about the same size inside as a modern supermini, feels well assembled and is able dynamically. Certainly there is no notable reason to avoid it. 

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