2013 Suzuki SX4

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$15,845

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

26

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

177.6” x 60.8”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Sporty-yet-supple suspension tuning
  • Front and rear headroom
  • Low-price AWD (Crossover hatchback)

The bad:

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

6 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Modest front-end styling changes for hatchback
  • Newly available navigation and entertainment system
  • Sedan or hatchback
  • FWD or AWD
  • Standard rear side-impact airbags

2013 Suzuki SX4 review: Our expert's take

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 all-wheel drive. All compete with other small cars like the Ford Focus, Honda Civic and Mazda3.
New for 2013
Hatchback versions of the SX4 get minor front-end styling changes including a new grille and a revised front bumper. A new integrated navigation and entertainment system with streaming audio functionality is available.
Exterior
From the center roof pillar forward, the SX4 Sport sedan is similar to the SX4 Crossover, featuring the same creased bodywork. The SportBack ditches the Crossover’s roof rack for a cleaner profile. The SportBack and Sport sedan 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

Under the Hood
All SX4 models use the same engine and transmissions, though the Crossover has 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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.6
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Loved This Car

I had a 2012, and unfortunately it rusted out on the bottom. Otherwise, I miss this car so much. It was the best little car. The perfect size. I had the basics. No Sun Roof. Don't need one. I loved the way it handled and it was spacious while staying compact. I am fine with its design and simplicity. It would be amazing if this exact car with AWD (so important) was made available to we consumers in the US as a base model. Also, I might want to rust proof my car and please Suzuki, take care of that issue. I believe rusting out was exclusive to the 2012 model.

5.0

Surprisingly roomy, extremely versatile Tech.

4 wheel drive up to 30 mph, awd or 2wd at the flip of a button. Amazing ground clearance. Seats very comfortable. Sound system outrageous. Crossover Tech version is great pleasure to drive and enjoy on ;ong or short trips. 6 spd standard, leather steering wheel cover, heated seats and more. Now have 75K miles. Alloy wheels. And more. Find one and buy it. Suzuki SX4 Crossover Tech. After 2013 no longer sold in continental US. A real shame. Following year they changed the body shape. Too Bad.

4.0

CVT Transmission sucks

Engine blows up at about 80000 km. Install used engine.34000 km on used engine Transmission fails at about 85000 km. Install used transmission.48000 km on used. Engine is fine but transmission still giving me problems.

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Safety

Based on the 2013 Suzuki SX4 base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
4
Combined side rating rear seat
2
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
3
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
4
Overall side crash rating
3
Risk of rollover
13.3%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
3
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
2
Side pole rating driver front seat
3

Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
84 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles