2008 Suzuki SX4 User Reviews

2008 Suzuki SX4 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 19 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 8 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"build quality" 5 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 19 2008 Suzuki SX4 reviews.

John writes:
2008 Suzuki SX4 Crossover Touring AWD Review
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great all season transportation

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wont tow

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Great Car — least expensive awd available. touring version has tons of standard features. stock bridgestone tires suck. very deep but short truck-great for groceries, but wont hold golf clubs without putting down seats, but with down will hold those or a washing machine or 3 bails of hay.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Eitan writes:
2008 Suzuki SX4 Crossover AWD Review
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4

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All-wheel drive, handling, interior space

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Ancient transmission must go, iffy suspension, merely average fuel economy

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A Very Good All-around Vehicle. — Performance: The key issue here for the SX4 is not its lack of present power, but rather how that power is delivered to the wheels. Suzuki fitted an antique, slow- shifting 4-speed automatic gearbox that really restricts this car's acceleration and cruising capabilities. Acceleration to city speeds of 45 miles per hour and under is more than adequate, but the transmission makes hard acceleration to anything faster than that quite sluggish. Sad, really, since it didn't have to be this way. The transmission leaves the engine at an intrusive groan at highway speeds, which becomes very bothersome over time. This issue becomes less prominent, though, when the rest of the car is considered. This is an inexpensive, (relatively) fuel- efficient hatchback with all-wheel drive and Japanese reliability. If you live in a dry, sunny climate, look elsewhere, but northerners should definitely give this little Suzuki a serious look. It's a very good car with only that one major fault. Build Quality: Overall material and build quality throughout is very good for this price range, with no significant issues to speak of. Appearance: Some find the SX4's styling offensive, but I'd wager that they're not used to seeing conservatively-styled cars anymore. There's nothing wrong with its appearance, it simply does not stand out. Interior design is a similar story, with a clear bias toward function rather than form. For a utilitarian compact car like this, I feel that this is a good thing, as those who buy cars to match their clothing wouldn't usually be looking at a Suzuki. Cost of Ownership: Many of this vehicle's mechanical components are very generic, and are easy and inexpensive to fix and replace as a result. While the SX4's fuel economy may seem shockingly low when compared to other vehicles, keep in mind the added weight and fuel consumption of an all-wheel drive system. A transmission from this millennium would help, though, as can be seen in the 2012 Subaru Impreza, which also features all-wheel drive, and is the SX4's only true competitor. Fun Factor: Being a compact hatchback, the little Suzuki is light and nimble. It's a little disconcerting to drive on the highway, due to aforementioned transmission, as well as a jittery ride, but around town it's very fun to toss around.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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payzf1kr writes:
2008 Suzuki SX4 Crossover Touring AWD Review
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Low price, roomy up front, great reliability, handling, lockable 4wd, plenty of cargo space, good safety rating.

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Low rpm power is lacking, initial take off is good, but slow from 10-35 mph. Poor quality paint. Bird poo etches thru very easily.

payzf1kr
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Overall, Good Little Car — Pros: Low price, roomy up front, great reliability, handling, lockable 4wd, plenty of cargo space, good safety rating. Cons: Low rpm power is lacking, initial take off is good, but slow from 10-35 mph. Poor quality paint. Bird poo etches thru very easily. Overall we are very happy with our SX4. It is roomy up front for tall guys w/long legs. The car sounds very solid without rattles while on dirt roads.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dwayne writes:
2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport Touring Review
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Styling, turning radius, stereo, interior room, AWD, handling, exterior dimensions.

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Could be more fuel efficient, could be faster.

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2008 Suzuki Sx4 — Well, I really wanted a mini, but that would have been too small to be practical. I don't know, but I like little cars. I never have a problem parking the thing. It has 145 hp, stick. I know it isnt fast per se, but the handling and turning radius are unbelievable.I have a lot of fun putting it through the paces especially on windy roads. Pretty well put together. No squeaks or rattles, and the materials are not cheap plastics. I like how the car looks , and the AWD is a good plus out here in NYC. The car does everything that I need it to do. However, if you are going to buy a car to get the chicks, this will not do it. At least not in my opinion. Good thing I don't use my car to get chicks. However, they seem to like it just the same. Caveat- car gets about 26 mpg. So if you are looking to save more gas money, you are better off getting a Toyota Prius. But then again, you wouldnt have AWD or such a well put together crossover vehicle now would you?

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Denis writes:
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all

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nothing

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Suzuki Sx4 — Performance - acceleration nice with beautiful Japan-engine sound, 11sec 0-100kph in 2. gear, brakes OK, handling is nice notwithstanding that the car have upper barycenter Build Quality - outside 7/10, inside 6/10 Appearance - Outside styling 8/10, inside styling 8/10 Cost of Ownership - 100km with 7,4 liters of gas, 140$ each 15000km for maintenance Fun Factor - 6/10

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Andiran writes:
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5

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Performance, build, appearance

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lower mileage, stiff suspension

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Sx4 - Men Rock — Sx4 is a solidly built car with masculine looks and top of the class performance. 1596 ps packed into the slick looking hood gives u a top speed of upto 190 km/h and pretty good acceleration. The length and wheel base are the largest in class providing safety and sportiness. The airbags, abs and steering mounted controls are added perks. Interior trims are well done but customizing it would be even better. Everyone knows suzuki is known for low maintenance and good service and sx4 lives up to it. Sx4 is an absolute blast to drive especially on highways where u can open the throttle and fly. On the downside the high ground clearance necessitates a stiff suspension to prevent body roll. The result is a slightly bumpy ride in bad roads. The size of the car and unorthodox placement of front quarter glass might take some getting used to. The weight and power of the car naturally means slightly lower mileage. But u can expect 10 -11 km/hr in the city which is not bad at all. One more small annoyance is the short throw gearbox which tends to be a bit tight and jerky instead of being smooth flowing. Overall this car is a gr8 choice if u r looking for a mid size car!

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Marquez writes:
2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport Base Review
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gas mileage

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Great Car — Performance is great Build is pretty decent Appearance is ok Its cost is reasonable Its a fun vehicle to drive especially if u dont wanna spend too much at the pump it also does great on ice and even off road for a small 4banger with front wheel drive lol

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nikhil writes:
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suv feel

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needs weight for good suspension

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Men Are Back — good overall, good acceleration, good breaking, heavy handling, best build quality, ok interiors, ok mileage, ok maintenance, fun to drive, good on offroads also, very sturdy, top speed touched is 190 company 180, rated 200..., lack of perfection, good looks

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Tee writes:
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everything!

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no retrackable side mirrors

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Fantastic! — A stylist looking car that is relatively affordable. Good performance and mileage. avg 13km/litre 80% HW 20%Urban. A small 45 litres tank that out performed the rest.. 550km @ 40 litres per full tank. IS A MUST! MUST! MUST!

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Erik writes:
2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport Touring Review
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Breaking, radio, appareance, price

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0-100

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Good Car, Good Price, Good Driver! Suzuki! — I really like the way this car is breaking! Well built, and it is a pretty fun car to drive, more than a civic or sentra spec-v... 17 inches wheels are beautiful but I have to change the tires! WELL DONE!

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Reviews From Other Years

2007 Suzuki SX4 Reviews

A Very Practical Car For Any Age And Gender By Cashanova89

I was able to modify this car to where I am very comfortable driving it. without simple modifications such as installing an armrest, tinting the giant windows, and putting an aftermarket intake so it ... Read More

4wd Not Expensive Anymore And Very Realiable By ak753951

Some of my friend said why you want to buy this car? Because Suzuki is not very popular in US. But I would like to pick up a realiable car and stable rather than spend lots of money to buy a luxary ca... Read More

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2009 Suzuki SX4 Reviews

Roomy Commuter Car By sschriber

This car has served me well over three years. I have averaged 32 miles per gallon driving alot to and from work. This roomy sedan handles well in snow and corners tightly on dry winding roads.. The ... Read More

Nice Little Care Unless Noise Bothers You By sschriber

Love the car, but I am sensitive to a drone frequency between 2000 and 2500 rpm. Many don't hear it, but I recently spoke with someone with the same experience whose ears were ringing after a 7 hr dr... Read More

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2010 Suzuki SX4 Reviews

Keep It In Good, Gives Good Feel Inside, Economy Is Ok Within Category (14 Kmpl + Ac)... By Puneet

Performance on highway and in city has been very good. Very steady on curve even at 60+speed (even the sharp ones)... seats are good allows you to drive long distance... appearance is solid... but ... Read More

Good By Akshay

its acceleration and pickup is superb. handling is good. its stylish. and its new version now comes with automatic transmission and 4x4 power. its maintainence is medium this car fun to drive :D :D :D... Read More

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2011 Suzuki SX4 Reviews

Great Awd Car For The Money By Jason17233

A Great car for the money especially when compared to higher cost vehicles such as the Subaru and other small crossover utility vehicles. Performs flawlessly in the snow. Has great performance overall... Read More

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2012 Suzuki SX4 Reviews

Terrific Car By marccinvt

I love this car! It's good on gas, allows you to turn of the AWD during the summer and just run on front wheel drive, saving on gas. It's awesome in the snow. Unfortunately I need something that can t... Read More

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