Best Bet
  • (4.4) 19 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,449–$11,993
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 26-28
  • Engine: 150-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual w/OD
2011 Suzuki SX4

Our Take on the Latest Model 2011 Suzuki SX4

What We Don't Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Some roughly finished cabin pieces
  • Flimsy front trunk wall
  • Front roof pillar limits visibility

Notable Features

  • Sedan or hatchback
  • FWD or AWD
  • Manual or automatic
  • Optional stability system
  • Optional keyless start
  • Standard rear side airbags

2011 Suzuki SX4 Reviews

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


Consumer Reviews

4.4

Average based on 19 reviews

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Great runaround vehicle

by Jim from Erie Pa on November 6, 2017

Owned since brand new, very reliable and goes like a tank in the snow with studded tires. Transmission quality on this vehicle is above average. Takes off pretty slow , changing oil is a pain the fi... Read Full Review

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11 Trims Available

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Recalls

There are currently 3 recalls for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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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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