• (4.4) 15 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $4,824–$12,008
  • 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
2012 Suzuki SX4

Our Take on the Latest Model 2012 Suzuki SX4

What We Don't Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Some roughly finished cabin pieces
  • Front roof pillar limits visibility

Notable Features

  • Sedan or hatchback
  • FWD or AWD
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Standard rear side-impact airbags
  • Available navigation system

2012 Suzuki SX4 Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The five-seat 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 cars like the Ford Focus, Honda Civic and Mazda3.

New for 2012
An electronic stability system is standard for 2012. The available navigation system has also been upgraded.  

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 15-inch steel wheels; 16- and 17-inch wheels available
  • Standard power windows, side mirrors and locks
  • Available body kit   

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

  • Standard driver and front-passenger armrests
  • Standard tilt steering wheel
  • Available CD stereo
  • Available air conditioning
  • Available cruise control
  • Available navigation system
  • Available Bluetooth connectivity
  • Available heated front seats

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:

  • Standard six-speed manual transmission
  • Available continuously variable automatic transmission
  • 150-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder (148 hp with the CVT)

Safety
Standard safety features include:

  • Electronic stability system
  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Side-impact airbags for front and rear rows
  • Side curtain airbags

 

Consumer Reviews

(4.4)

Average based on 15 reviews

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Great reliable car for my teen

by lin from Haledon NJ on November 14, 2017

This car met all the needs for my teen's first vehicle appearance ,leg room and low milage. had two recalls was taken care of immediately. Great performance

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9 Trims Available

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Wondering which configuration is right for you?
Our 2012 Suzuki SX4 trim comparison will help you decide.
 

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2012 Suzuki SX4 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 2 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

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 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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