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The 2013 Suzuki SX4 Crossover gets a new front fascia, new wheels and new colors. A new voice-activated navigation system is offered on the Crossover and is standard on the Sport Sedan. The system includes Bluetooth phone connectivity, a USB port and streaming audio capability.
2012 SX4 models carry over with minor changes from 2011, when they were mostly unchanged from the 2010 model year that saw a slight power increase and interior modifications. Updates for 2012 include an upgraded Garmin navigation system and standard electronic stability control on SX4 sedans. Base sedan models now get rear disc brakes like other SX4 models, and the LE automatic version has a slight improvement in fuel economy. Two new color choices are available for 2012 SX4 models: Brilliant Blue Metallic and Crimson Red Metallic.
For 2010, the SX4 Crossover gains a revised instrument cluster, available updated GPS navigation with "Lane Assist" 3-D graphics, height-adjustable driver's seat and an auxiliary audio input jack. A new CVT automatic transmission with paddle shifters is made available, as is a new height-adjustable driver's seat. A sporty new trim based on the SX4 Sport Sedan is added to the Crossover line, appropriately dubbed the SX4 SportBack.
The new SX4 Sedan moves Suzuki closer than it's ever been before to segment heavyweights like the Honda Civic, Mazda3, Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla. Its higher-profile appearance and sportier handling characteristics are ideal complements to an impressive roster of standard equipment coupled with Suzuki's traditional pricing advantage.
The least expensive all-wheel-drive vehicle on the market, the cheery SX4 is a sport (S) crossover (X) that fuses function with a sense of fun. Suzuki has built its smallest vehicle as a precocious pup of a hatchback with a terrific all-wheel-drive system and a powertrain that can best most comers.
*Important Note: Please be aware that Suzuki has filed for bankruptcy protection and is shutting down its car business in the U.S.
The versatile 2013 Suzuki SX4 comes in three distinct flavors. The SX4 Crossover is a 5-door hatchback equipped with Suzuki's 3-Mode Intelligent All-Wheel-drive (i-AWD). The Sportback shares the Crossover's same body and interior, but is fitted with front-wheel drive, a sport suspension and a lower profile. Finally, there is the Sedan, available in LE and Sport trim, with the security of a trunk but the same sporty setup as the Sportback. Powered by a 2.0-liter engine, the SX4 isn't terribly fast, nor does it offer best-in-class fuel economy. What the SX4 does offer is a lot of content for a very low price. In particular, the SX4 Crossover represents a tremendous bargain, costing thousands less than a comparably-equipped AWD Subaru Impreza.
By Firefly on Monday, August 27, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,500overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Reliable, stores lots of gear in & on top of car."
Cons: "Small gas tank."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"If you have a small budget, but want a reliable commuter and weekend-type vehicle, even in snow/ice, this is it! I've driven this car for five years...in some of the worst big city traffic in the USA. This car zips and fits where other subcompacts don't. The SX4 goes through mountains with ease while hauling lots of gear inside and on the roof-top rack. I've hauled two 10-foot Liquid Logic kayaks around the Smoky Mountains. I, also, was able to haul a dining table on top and 6 dining chairs in the car...not small Ikea-style furniture either! My car hasn't needed any repairs except replacing the bulb in the passenger-side tail light (less than $5 expense). The key to a trouble-free subcompact engine is regular maintenance and oil changes every 3,000 miles."
12 people out of 12 found this review helpful
By goalie coach on Saturday, October 06, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "awd system is fantastic. hugs the road great value"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Car has been a pleasent surprise. Runs and feels like new. Would not hesitate to replace with a new one."
10 people out of 10 found this review helpful
By NeoSX4 on Friday, August 08, 2008
overall rating 9 of 10rating details
"We drove Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, Suzuki SX4, Chevy Aveo. We bought the SX4 as a 2nd car - a solid little car with a sure shifting manual transmission (automatic is available also), lots of features including ESC for a low price. Started out only getting 23 mpg, but now that it's broken in, we're getting 27-28 mpg combined city/hwy. Only problem we've had is a power window switch broke, but it was covered under warranty, so no problem. Solid on ice and snow. Fun to drive. Fits our family of five, no problem. Highly recommended."
9 people out of 9 found this review helpful