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2010 Suzuki SX4 Trims

Base

2 national listings
Avg. Price: $11,499

The 2010 Suzuki SX4 Base offers economy and value in a small four-door sedan. Despite being an entry-level trim, the SX4 Base still offers a spunky drivetrain and good overall handling.

Powering the SX4 Base is a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder (I4) engine that develops 150 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque. Relatively powerful for its class, this zingy motor is paired with a six-speed manual gearbox, the only transmission choice. Standard power steering is nicely weighted and direct.

Despite its above-average driving dynamics, the Suzuki SX4 Base falls behind in feature content. Air conditioning is not available, and the SX4 Base comes without a stereo. Almost comically the car is available in only one color - white - and the only options are floormats and keyless entry.

Base AWD Crossover

8 national listings
Avg. Price: $11,221

Standard all-wheel-drive (i-AWD) makes winter driving in the 2010 Suzuki SX4 Base AWD Crossover a breeze. The i-AWD system uses part-time electronic control to distribute power to all four wheels at the touch of a button.

Powered by a 150-hp inline four-cylinder (I4) engine that displaces 2.0-liters, the SX4 Base Crossover provides lively performance. Buyers get the choice of a standard six-speed manual gearbox or optional continuously variable automatic. Handling is confident, especially on slick surfaces, and the SX4 Base AWD Crossover maneuvers well in tight spaces.

The interior of the SX4 Base AWD Crossover features a nice complement of standard features, including power windows, locks, and keyless entry. The AM/FM/CD stereo features an AUX input jack for seamless integration of an MP3 player. Standard safety features are comprehensive and include six airbags and antilock brakes.

Base Crossover

Avg. Price: $10,208

The 2010 Suzuki SX4 Base Crossover offers an appealing blend of value and utility within its tidy dimensions. Compared to the SX4 sedan, the Crossover trims ride higher and feature an abbreviated five-door hatchback body.

Powering the SX4 Base Crossover is Suzuki's 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder (I4) that makes a healthy 150 hp. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, with a continuously variable automatic optional; both drive only the front wheels. The SX4 Base Crossover accelerates swiftly and zips in and out of traffic with ease.

Interior features for the SX4 Base Crossover are generous, if not luxurious. Standard equipment includes power windows, locks, and mirrors, along with keyless entry and a 4-speaker CD stereo. Safety is a top priority with six airbags, antilock brakes, and stability control all included.

LE

Avg. Price: $9,134

Representing a step up in comfort and convenience from the Base, the 2010 Suzuki SX4 LE will meet the needs of most budget buyers, provided they are able to drive stick shift. While not offered with an automatic transmission, the SX4 LE does have the basics covered - air conditioning, power features, and a CD stereo are standard.

The SX4 LE offers zippy performance, courtesy of a 150-hp inline four-cylinder (I4) engine that is near the top of its class. Combined with a serviceable (if not exactly slick) six-speed manual transmission, the powerful motor endows the SX4 LE with a friskiness that is often missing in other small cars.

The interior of the SX4 LE features plenty of space for its class, with stadium-style rear seats that give a good view out. Standard safety equipment includes ABS brakes and six airbags.

LE Popular

Avg. Price: $9,895

The 2010 Suzuki SX4 LE Popular offers the convenience of an automatic transmission, along with a host of appealing standard features. The standard continuously variable transmission (CVT) provides a near-infinite ratio spread to extract the most possible power from the engine.

The SX4 LE Popular's novel transmission sits astride a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder (I4) motor that produces a healthy 148 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque. While the distinct feel of the CVT may take some getting used to (it features no clearly defined shifts), the SX4 LE Popular moves along smartly and has plenty of passing power.

Featuring a dressed-up interior the SX4 LE Popular has a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls. Standard cruise control, along with power features and optional remote keyless entry, help the SX4 LE Popular feel less like an economy car.

Sport GTS

3 national listings
Avg. Price: $12,100

The 2010 SX4 Sport GTS represents the top trim level of Suzuki's small sedan and possesses an impressive specification list. The SX4 Sport GTS features a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder (I4) engine that drives the front wheels via a continuously variable automatic transmission. Making 148 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque, this motor revs willingly and endows the SX4 Sport GTS with swift acceleration.

Handling is similarly confident, although the SX4 Sport GTS lacks the supreme road-holding capability of a true sport sedan. The exterior looks the part with an aero body kit and standard rear spoiler to go with its stylish 17-inch alloy wheels.

Inside the SX4 Sport GTS packs a host of amenities that will delight buyers. The standard electronic climate control, touch-screen GPS navigation system, and SmartPass keyless start feature are luxuries normally found in much more expensive machinery. An excellent 8-speaker CD stereo features satellite radio and optional Bluetooth connectivity.

Sport S

Avg. Price: $10,902

The 2010 Suzuki SX4 Sport S aims for a performance driving experience and mostly succeeds, with zippy acceleration and confident handling. The Sport S has an aero body kit that dresses up the SX4 with front, side, and rear under-spoilers. Stylish 17-inch alloy wheels and body-color trim round out the sporty look.

Like all SX4s the Sport S trim is powered by a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder (I4) engine that develops 150 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque. This smooth, powerful motor mates to a sporty six-speed manual transmission that drives the front wheels. Acceleration is lively, and the SX4 Sport S corners well, with crisp turn-in.

The interior of the SX4 Sport S features some surprising touches. The four-speaker CD stereo offers speed-sensitive volume control, while the standard touch-screen navigation system is another nice feature not usually seen in this price class.

Sport SE

1 national listing
Avg. Price: $12,584

Suzuki's 2010 SX4 Sport SE does a credible impersonation of a small European sports sedan, featuring a zippy drivetrain and a long list of standard equipment. This four-door sedan is spruced up with an aero body kit and 17-inch wheels.

The interior provides relatively spacious accommodations for five passengers, with the rear bench featuring a raised, "stadium" platform for improved legroom. The SX4 Sport SE features some impressive features, such as standard GPS navigation and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, that belie its economical origins.

The SX4 Sport SE offers improved driving dynamics courtesy of sport-tuned shock absorbers and larger wheels. The 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder (I4) makes 148 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque, driving the front wheels via a novel continuously variable transmission (CVT) that maximizes both fuel economy and performance.

SportBack Touring Crossover

3 national listings
Avg. Price: $12,820

Suzuki promotes its 2010 SX4 SportBack Touring Crossover as America's most affordable "hot hatch." Featuring a compact yet versatile five-door hatchback body style, the SportBack packs enough performance that comparisons with hot hatch leaders like the Volkswagen GTI are not far-fetched.

Powering the SX4 SportBack Touring is the familiar 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder (I4) engine, making 150 hp and 140 lb/ft of torque. The six-speed manual transmission continues the sporty theme, with well-matched ratios. For those who don't want to shift, an optional CVT (continuously variable transmission) mates the convenience of an automatic with improved fuel economy and performance.

Inside the SX4 SportBack Touring Crossover features plenty of cargo space, especially with the rear seats folded. The snazzy interior has a leather-wrapped steering wheel that tilts for easy adjustment. The standard GPS navigation, 8-speaker CD stereo, and SmartPass keyless start system all add up-market flair.

Tech AWD Crossover

The 2010 Suzuki SX4 Tech AWD Crossover combines a fuel- and space-efficient five-door hatchback body with the security of part-time all-wheel drive. Featuring ample space for 5, along with excellent cargo capacity with the rear seats folded, the SX4 Tech AWD Crossover has much to offer buyers with growing families.

Powering the Tech AWD Crossover is the 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder (I4) engine that is shared with other SX4 trims. Making 148 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque, this peppy powerplant mates to a standard continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). All four wheels are driven via a part-time AWD system controlled by a switch in the cockpit.

The SX4 Tech AWD Crossover features some surprising features inside, including a standard touch-screen GPS navigation system. Power accessories, a CD stereo, and keyless entry are all included as well. Safety equipment is extensive, with antilock brakes and six airbags all standard.

Tech Crossover

The 2010 Suzuki SX4 Tech Crossover offers both value and practicality, with some surprising up-market touches. Clever packaging means the SX4 Tech Crossover features plenty of space for passengers and cargo while retaining compact overall dimensions.

The SX4 Tech Crossover trim is powered by a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder (I4) engine that makes 148 hp and drives the front wheels. A standard continuously variable transmission (CVT) handles shifting duties by infinitely varying the ratio spread for maximum efficiency.

Interior equipment for the SX4 Tech Crossover is sure to impress, with a host of convenience features not normally found in a value-priced vehicle. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift lever are standard, along with cruise control and optional Bluetooth phone connectivity.

Touring AWD Crossover

As the top trim level in the lineup, Suzuki's 2010 SX4 Touring AWD Crossover impresses with a host of features and capabilities. Its intelligent all-wheel-drive (i-AWD) system allows the driver to switch into AWD at the press of a button, enabling the SX4 Touring to tackle slick roads with ease.

Standard power for the SX4 Touring AWD Crossover is the familiar 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder (I4) engine that makes 148 hp and 140 lb-ft of torque. The only transmission available is a continuously variable automatic that draws upon a near infinite ratio spread to improve performance and fuel economy.

The interior of the SX4 Touring AWD Crossover features a generous standard equipment list. Touch-screen GPS navigation and an 8-speaker, 6-CD stereo are standard. The automatic climate control and SmartPass keyless start system are nice touches.