2008 Suzuki SX4 Top Comparisons

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2008 Suzuki SX4 Crossover Touring AWDReview
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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

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.

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2008 Suzuki SX4 Crossover AWDReview
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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

Pros: All-wheel drive, handling, interior space

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

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2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport BaseReview
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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

Pros: gas mileage

Cons: speed

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2008 Suzuki SX4 Crossover AWDReview
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Great For A First Car — good starter car. well built and reliable car. not much speed or acceleration, also not car to upgrade performance. the look is nice but not too flashy. interior space is surprisingly big. when it snows you do not need to worry due to the AWD and 4WD lock that is part of my model.

Pros: great for a first car
goes great in the snow

Cons: no power

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2008 Suzuki SX4Review
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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

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: suv feel

Cons: needs weight for good suspension

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2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport ConvenienceReview
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Great Little Car That's Not So Little Great Room For 4 — I have nothing but good things to say about this Car. Under 250 per month including gas!!! First Car or Just a Car for work and back. Great Buy!! Quick, Great Turning in and out of Parking!! A Really Fun Car To Drive!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fuel

Cons: Seats Don't Fold Down

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2008 Suzuki SX4 Convenience AWDReview
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Love My Sx4. — * Performance - Is fair comparable to cars in it's price range * Build Quality - Is excellent, better than much more expensive cars. * Appearance - Love the way it looks * Cost of Ownership - gas mileage is low due to the AWD but still better than most. * Fun Factor - Love the car..

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The AWD will get you out of trouble and the car has tons of storage space.

Cons: Havent had any issues

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2008 Suzuki SX4 Crossover Touring AWDReview
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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

Pros: great all season transportation

Cons: wont tow

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2008 Suzuki SX4Review
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Sx4 — good gas mileage, no problems so far :). fun to drive, good hadling, roomy in back, all power windows ( didnt have that in my first car, dame its nice) good heat, awesome AC. love the display. comfy cloth seats. woo hoo

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: good gas mileage

Cons: n/a

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2008 Suzuki SX4Review
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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!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: everything!

Cons: no retrackable side mirrors

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Reviews From Other Years

2013 Suzuki SX4 Reviews

Review By Mark

Great reliable AWD for the price and its heated seats are welcomed in New England. Read More

Best Snowmobile Value On The Road By Jim

Love the car. I recently added the 2.25" lift from Rocky-Road.com and it added the right amount of attitude outside that the car has on the inside. Not only does my hitch rack never touch on the ste... Read More

2012 Suzuki SX4 Reviews

Review By Michael

Best all wheel drive vehicle for the price. Suzuki has always been known for its dependability Read More

Terrific Car By Marc

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

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

2010 Suzuki SX4 Reviews

Review By Guru9XPT4D

best car in snow good on gas good ride and visability Read More

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

2009 Suzuki SX4 Reviews

Review By Carole

Love my new 2007 SX4! Spunky acceleration, AWD, sporty. The chasis sits up making it easy to get in/out. Has decent cargo space with seats that fold up to give ample cargo space. Not much room in the ... Read More

Review By Guru2SPDM

Good gas mileage quick get up and go speed to pass. Once car. Read More

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