2011 Suzuki SX4

If you want to own a vehicle as your new investment, then you may want to consider the 2011 Suzuki SX4 instead. As a matter of fact, this can be among your best choices if you are working on a tight budget and you want to get the best value for your money.

This model is available in four trims. And you can be guaranteed that all of them are actually enjoyable to drive. Actually, the best feature of this model is its all-wheel drive which a lot of people really love. There have also been improvements from the previous versions in features for the safety and comfort of passengers on the SX4.

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Sedan Base Price: $16,479.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.2 gallons (50 liters) MPG: 23 city / 33 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 176.8 in. (449 cm) Width: 68.1 in. (173 cm)
Height: 60.8 in. (154 cm) Wheel Base: 98.4 in. (249 cm)
Curb Weight: 2734 lbs (1240 kg) Ground Clearance: 6.5 in. (16.5 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 15.5 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine: 16-Valve DOHC Inline-4 Displacement: 2.0 liter
Horsepower: 150 HP Max RPM: 6200 RPM
Torque: 140 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
0-60 mph: 8.9 seconds 1/4 Mile: NA
Available Trims & Engine
Option:SX4 SE FWD MSRP: $17,849; MPG: 23 city / 30 hwy
Option:SX4 GTS FWD MSRP: $18,999; MPG: 23 city / 30 hwy
Option:SX4 SportBack MSRP: $16,599; MPG: 22 city / 30 hwy
Option:SX4 Crossover AWD MSRP: $16,999; MPG: 22 city / 30 hwy

Performance

Under the hood, you will find that all SX4’s come with a 2 liter engine. At the same time, it gives you 150 horsepower if you opt for the manual transmission. On the other hand, if you prefer an automatic transmission, then you can enjoy a slightly lower horsepower at 148.

However, a lot of users are not really satisfied with the performance of this model. For instance, it can be a bit noisy. Some users also complain that there is a delay in the release of power by the engine. More so, the fuel economy for this model is not faring well either.

On the other hand, a lot of users actually like the handling of this model. The breaks are also excellent and the ride is very much smooth.

Exterior & Interior

When it comes to the exterior styling and design of the 2011 SX4, the reviewers and critics do not have much to say. Well, that basically means that the exterior of this model is not ugly, but it is not remarkable either. It falls on the safe side. And for some, it can be boring. Thus, if you are looking for a vehicle that will get second looks on the road, then this may not be the model for you. Nonetheless, there are those which say that the Crossover and SportBack versions of this model have a memorable design and styling.

The interior styling and design of this model does not spark remarkable comments either. As a matter of fact, they are also bordering on stylish simplicity. While it is true that the materials used and the trimming executed are very much upscale, the layout is still pretty simple.

In terms of seating, the Suzuki SX4 actually has a capacity for five people. However, a lot of reviews still say that if you want to be comfortable given the space, it would be better to limit the occupancy to four people.

And for the technological features, you will surely be amazed by the offerings from this model. And perhaps the most impressive of which is the Garmin navigation system which are only present in certain models. Rest assured, the devices and panels for this model are very much user-friendly. More so, the fit and finish of the interior of this model is pretty much great as well.

Safety

As for the safety aspect, you will love the fact that the manufacturer actually made it a point to include quite a number of safety features for this model. For instance, this version of the Suzuki SX4 is actually complete with airbags, a monitoring system for the tire pressure as well as anti-lock brakes. Some trims also get to enjoy a stability control system.

The SX4 was ranked a number 4 out of a total of 10 in terms of the Predicted Reliability Rating by J. D. Power. That is quite low. However, you will be delighted that all 2011 Suzuki SX4 come with a basic warranty of 36,000 miles or 3 years and a powertrain warranty of 100,000 miles or 7 years.

Overall Rating
72 out of 100

What others say:

“The 2011 Suzuki SX4 is considerably more enjoyable to drive than most other on-a-budget small cars.”Car Connection

“Quick, nicely weighted steering and stable cornering make SX4 feel nimble despite moderate body lean in fast turns. Brake-pedal action is firm and progressive on all SX4s.”Consumer Guide

“We got 24 mpg overall in the AWD hatchback and 26 in our FWD sedan.”MSN Auto-ConsumerReports

“Awkward driving position; so-so cabin materials; limited fuel range of AWD model; dizzying array of trim levels.”Edmunds

“If you enjoy a fun-to-drive platform for minimal expense, the SX4 Sport and SportBack deliver it in spades.”KBB