2012 Suzuki SX4 consumer reviews

$13,849 starting MSRP
side view of 2012 SX4 Suzuki
96% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.7
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5.0

Great reliable car for my teen

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

4.0

Small, fun car to drive.

I was looking for a smaller car with some room in the trunk . The SX4 has that kind of room. It proved to be very reliable in the snow; which we had alot of this winter.

4.9

Most Reliable car I've ever Owned

Smooth, quiet, comfortable, and unexpectedly high tech, from seat warmers to xf radio, to a awesome GPS. This car and I are going to have a long history together.

4.6

Thoroughly Impressed!

For years, I had my eye on the SX4 Crossover ever since it was released. And, now, I'm finally a happy, most-satisfied owner of one! It is our second car (our main is 'a 14 Nissan Rogue SL AWD). I, honestly, couldn't be happier with our "Suki." I was already impressed when I test drove it, enough so to make a purchase. But, as I drive it every day, I like it even more. I continue to be impressed with its: solid, tank-like quality, its amazing/fun/secure handling, its maneuverability and tight turning radius, its impressive pick up/acceleration, it's confident braking, its very comfortable front seats, its amazing visibility, its feature content, its looks, its surprisingly roomy and spacious, airy interior, its great-working climate control/ventilation system (awesome heater, defroster and A/C) and more! Our Suki feels sturdy, well-built and like it'll last us a long time. And, I can't wait to test it out in the snow, up here in the Hudson Valley, NY. The only reason I don't give it a full 5 stars is because I am picky, and there are a couple of minor things that could be better. For instance: driving range isn't long because of its small fuel tank (about 10 gallons) and mediocre fuel economy (it gets only slightly better city fuel economy as our much larger Rogue, and it has yet to match the Rogue's higher highway fuel economy rating), but I understand it's because its larger and heavier than typical small hatches (which results in its solidity) and it has an AWD system (which consumes more fuel). Also, although it does have an impressively spacious interior, the back seats could have more legroom for my teenage boys (however, the car is small, so there's only so much the engineers could have done). In addition, the steering wheel only tilts and doesn't telescope, and the pedals are a bit too close for my taste, which adds to a slightly awkward driving position - fortunately, acclimation is quick so it's not a big deal and this is more than made-up-for by the super comfy front seats. Additionally, the radio has bad reception, so listening to the radio is pretty annoying - however, listening to the four-speaker system via CD or AUX input delivers impressive-for-the-segment sound. All-in-all, the SX4 AWD Crossover/Hatchback is an AWESOME buy and an AWESOME little car! We love it and DEFINITELY recommend it! It's a shame Suzuki no longer sells cars here in the U.S. I wish people would stop mindlessly flocking over to Toyota and Honda (and other bigger manufacturers), and consider other name plates - it'll be toward everyone's benefit, and companies, like Suzuki, wouldn't be forced to abandon the US market.

4.6

Hard to stop

I have put 135,000 miles on my 2012 SX4 . The most impressive thing about that, I'm a rural carrier delivering mail in the mountains of WV. My mail route is 92 miles every day , 45 of that dirt and gravel roads. It goes great in the snow with good snow tires. It still is going strong and still on the original clutch.

4.0

Decent Orphan Car

Bought 12 SX4 brand new; already put 72,000 miles on it with no problems whatsoever. Great mileage, fantastic in the snow with the AWD. I do wish they still imported them into the US

2.1

LEMON VEHICLE

Be warned about Suzuki customer service worst ever !! Our sx4 has big end bearing problem after just 50000 kms only lightly driven just out of warranty bought new. I would not recommend this car or any Suzuki make after how we have been treated.

4.6

My Second Used SX4

I purchased this car with 17,000 miles after a deer totaled my 2007 SX4 (60K miles). I swear by these cars, it's a shame they no longer make them. This car handles amazingly in ice and snow -- grips the road with its low tank-like profile & AWD. I invested nothing in the first one beyond tires, brakes and regular oil changes. Even after I hit the buck head on and (financially) totaled the car, it still ran like a top! The appraiser even offered to buy it from me.

3.7

Love My Suzuki SX4

Have only owned my Suzuki SX4 since April but I love it. It gets around quick and saves on gas. I was hesitant about the CVT transmission but after driving it for a few days I am used to it. I would definitely recommend this car.

3.9

2009 SX4 CROSSOVER AWD

I HAVE GOT OVER 65000 MILES ON THE CAR. NO MAJOR PROBLEMS. IT HAS AVERAGED 30 MPG. I LIKE THE HEATED SEATS, HEATED MIRRORS, AND THE REMOVABLE NAV SYSTEM. IT ALSO HAS AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL THAT WORKS WELL. THE 6 CD CHANGER AND RADIO WORK WELL AND SOUND GOOD. THE BLUE TOOTH WORKS GODD WITH THE CELL PHONE.