Vehicle Overview

The Suzuki SX4 is derived from an established overseas model, the Swift. It's available as a front-drive sedan and SportBack hatchback, and the Crossover hatchback comes with standard all-wheel drive. All compete with other small vehicles such as the Ford Focus, Honda Civic and Mazda3.

New for 2011
All models gain standard rear side airbags, giving the SX4 eight airbags in total. A new Anniversary Edition of the sedan includes 17-inch alloy wheels, rear disc brakes, remote keyless entry and paddle shifters.  The navigation system, which is standard on higher trim levels, adds Google Search features and traffic and weather information.

Exterior
From the center roof pillar forward, the SX4 Sport sedan is a dead ringer for the SX4 Crossover, featuring the same stylishly assertive face with creased bodywork. The SportBack ditches the Crossover's roof rack for a cleaner profile. The SportBack and Sport sedan also have a lower ride height and firmer suspension than the Crossover. Exterior features include:

  • Four-door sedan or hatchback
  • Standard 16-inch wheels (Crossover)
  • Standard 17-inch wheels (Sport, SportBack)
  • Optional heated side mirrors (Sport)

Interior
The backseat is workable for adults, both in terms of headroom and legroom. The hatchback's backseat is split 60/40 and can be folded flat and tumbled forward to free cargo space. Interior features include:

  • Standard driver and passenger armrests
  • Available navigation system
  • Available Bluetooth capability
  • Optional heated seats
  • Optional automatic climate control

Under the Hood
All SX4 models use the same engine and transmissions, though the Crossover has standard all-wheel drive and the others come with front-wheel drive. Mechanical features include:

  • 150-horsepower, 2.0-liter inline-four-cylinder with 140 pounds-feet of torque
  • Standard six-speed manual transmission
  • Available continuously variable automatic transmission with manual-shift control
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

Safety
An electronic stability system is optional on the sedan and standard on the Crossover. Standard features include:

  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Side-impact airbags for front and rear seats
  • Side curtain airbags