2009 Suzuki SX4

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16 reviews
Available Price Range $3,876-$9,412 Trims13 Combined MPG 24-26 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2009 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. It's available as the Sport sedan or the Crossover hatchback. B... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Some roughly finished cabin pieces
  • Flimsy front trunk wall
  • A-pillar limits visibility

Notable Features

  • Sedan or hatchback
  • FWD or AWD
  • Standard navigation system
  • Manual or automatic
  • Optional stability system
  • Optional keyless start
  • Hatchback gains 2WD option


Our Expert Reviews

Suzuki is a bit player on the auto industry stage. Its claim to fame is that the then-world's largest automaker, General Motors, once thought enough of it to purchase an equity interest. That didn't last, and the company that makes more motorcycles than cars is back on its own. But Suzuki can boast an accomplishment that GM can't. It sells an econocar with the security of all-whe... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.1 out of 5

Based on 16 reviews


by bsedwebt from Charlottesville, VA on June 14, 2010

I have 2 SX4's - 2007 and 2009 Crossover AWD automatics with the touring package (loaded). I cannot say enough about how good a value they are. The blizzards of 09-10 did not stop me at all - these li... Read Full Review

13 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.


Crash-Test Reports


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





Roadside Assistance Coverage


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

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Warranties Explained


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.


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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