2008 Suzuki SX4

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22 reviews
Available Price Range $2,279-$8,827 Trims16 Combined MPG 24-26 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2008 Suzuki SX4

Our Take

The Suzuki SX4 is derived from an established overseas model, the Swift, and boasts a generous list of standard safety features. For 2008, a two-wheel drive Sport sedan joins the Crossover hatchback in the SX4 lineup. Both compete with other small vehicles such as the Ford Focus, Honda Civic and ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Some roughly finished cabin pieces
  • Backseat doesn't fold (sedan)
  • Flimsy front trunk wall
  • A-pillar limits visibility

Notable Features

  • FWD sedan or AWD hatchback
  • Manual or automatic
  • Optional stability system
  • Optional keyless start

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Just in time to help consumers handle record gasoline prices that show no signs of backing off, Japan's Suzuki gives us a small sedan that even some diehard SUV lovers could live with.Sure, you'd have to give up all of that extra cargo space in the back of the sport utility, but the 2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport doesn't scrimp on passenger comfort. I'm a big guy, and I found the dri... Read full review for the 2008 Suzuki SX4

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Consumer Reviews

4.8

Average based on 22 reviews

Great car, Great price. Subaru watch out!

by RDPejsa from Golden Colorado on October 4, 2009

This is a great little car. I owned an Aerio AWD and had a list of things I would have done differently. The SX4 addressed almost everything on the list. Still the same old thing with the brakes and t... Read Full Review

16 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

84mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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