2008 Suzuki SX4  -  $15,999


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $15,999
Base Invoice: $15,385
Destination Charge: $660
Options: $0
Trim: 5dr HB Man
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 21 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: 5dr HB Man
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.0L DOHC MPFI 16-valve L4 engine

Model Highlights

The 2008 Suzuki SX4 comes in two distinct body styles--the popular hatchback crossover with standard three-mode intelligent all-wheel drive (iAWD), and a new sedan called the Sport. Each is powered by Suzuki's all-aluminum 143-horsepower 2.0L I4 and comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission. A four-speed automatic is optional.

Both the base hatchback and sedan share some good standard features, including a height adjustable steering wheel, air conditioning, keyless entry, and power windows, locks, and mirrors.

In addition to iAWD, standard features unique to the five-door are 16-inch aluminum wheels, black roof rails, rear wiper/washer, black fender flares, front and rear brush plates, a 50/50 split tumble and fold-down rear seat, and a Sunlight Copper Metallic exterior color. The Sport's unique standard features include 17-inch aluminum wheels, an aero body kit, and a special Cherry Red Metallic exterior color.

Add the Convenience Package to either car and you get a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, automatic climate control, cruise control, and heated mirrors. The Touring Package on either body style adds SmartPass keyless entry and start, sport pedals, fog lamps, a rear spoiler, and electronic stability and traction controls. Both base and Convenience SX4s come with an XM-ready CD stereo with MP3/WMA playback, while the Touring adds five speakers, including a subwoofer, and a CD changer.

Standard safety features across the lineup include four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, dual-stage driver and weight-sensing passenger air bags, front seat-mounted side impact air bags, side curtain air bags front and rear, daytime running lights, and a tire pressure monitoring system.


Value Writeup

Suzuki has always been a contender in the segment of tall, small cars, and it bolsters that reputation with its roomy SX4 Crossover. Against cars like the Honda Fit and Nissan Versa, its powertrain warranty is tops, and it is the only one to offer AWD--a standard feature. The SX4 also has one of the biggest engines in the class. Now, with the addition of the SX4 Sport sedan, consumers have even more to like about Suzuki's sporty, multi-purpose mover. In 2007, the SX4 received the IntelliChoice Lowest Ownership Cost Award.


Pros

Affordable AWD in an attractive package; competitively priced; "tall car" philosophy creates lots of interior space; new sedan body style; excellent warranty.


Model News

Following the all-wheel-drive SX4 crossover hatchback's successful 2007 debut, Suzuki adds a front-wheel-drive sedan to the lineup. Called the SX4 Sport, the car is available with the same proven 2.0L I4 with either manual or automatic transmission. The hatchback is little changed, though the naming conventions are different. Gone is the Rally Package, replaced instead by a Touring Package. Pricing has increased marginally across the line.


Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
231.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
308.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.0L/122

Fuel System
MPFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 @ 5800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 3500

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.41

EPA Classification
Compact Car

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
99 ft³

Front Head Room
39.6 in

Front Leg Room
41.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
53.3 in

Front Hip Room
51.0 in

Second Head Room
37.6 in

Second Leg Room
35.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
52.8 in

Second Hip Room
47.0 in

Wheelbase
98.4 in

Length, Overall
177.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.1 in

Height, Overall
63.2 in

Track Width, Front
59.1 in

Track Width, Rear
58.9 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.9 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
16.0 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
54.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2855 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam

Front Tire Size
P205/50R17

Rear Tire Size
P205/50R17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.88

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
11.0 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
7

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V513000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 18, 2010

Component
VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES:EXTERIOR

Potential Number of Units Affected
69587

Summary
SUZUKI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007 SX4 HATCHBACK AND MODEL YEAR 2008-2010 SX4 HATCHBACK AND SEDAN PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE THREE SCREWS THAT SECURE EACH OF THE OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRRORS TO THE MIRROR BASE CAN COME LOOSE DUE TO VIBRATION.

Consequence
IF A REAR VIEW MIRROR FALLS OFF THE VEHICLE THE DRIVER WILL HAVE REDUCED VISIBILITY INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BASE SCREWS ON BOTH OUTER REAR VIEW MIRRORS FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUZUKI AT 1-887-697-8985 OR VISIT SUZUKI'S WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.SUZUKIAUTO.COM.

SUZUKI SAFETY RECALL NO. SK. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V392000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 01, 2010

Component
EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
20692

Summary
SUZUKI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 THROUGH 2010 SX4, 2010 GRAND VITARA, AND 2009 THROUGH 2010 EQUATOR VEHICLES THAT WERE EQUIPPED WITH A GARMIN NUVI MODEL 750, 760, AND 765 NAVIGATION SYSTEM. THE BATTERIES CONTAINED IN THE AFFECTED GPS UNITS CAN OVERHEAT.

Consequence
SUZUKI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND THE REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED BY GARMIN TECHNICIANS BY REPLACING THE BATTERY AND INSERTING A SPACER ON TOP OF THE BATTERY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GARMIN DIRECTLY AT 1-866-957-1981 OR SUZUKI AT 1-887-697-8985. OWNERS MAY ALSO VISIT GARMIN'S WEBSITE AT WWW.GARMIN.COM/NUVIBATTERYPCBRECALL.

SUZUKI'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS SJ. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V405000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 06, 2013

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
193,936

Summary
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2006-2011 Grand Vitara and 2007-2011 SX4 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, over time, the OCS sensor mat installed in the front passenger seat may fail due to repeated flexing of the mat from use of the seat. As a result, during a crash necessitating deployment, the air bag will deploy regardless of whether the front seat occupant is an adult or a child.

Consequence
Air bag deployment with a child in the front passenger side seat increases the risk of injury to that child.

Suzuki will notify owners and dealers will replace the front passenger seat cushion assembly (which includes the OCS sensor mat) free of charge. Sufficient quantities of parts are not currently available to fix all of the affected vehicles. Owners will be notified of the recall in October 2013 and will receive a second notification when parts are available to have their vehicle repaired. Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki's recall campaign number is VD.

Note: Vehicles which previously had a countermeasure occupant classification system (OCS) sensor mat installed under the special coverage campaign conducted by Suzuki distributors in the United States are not affected by this recall. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.0L DOHC MPFI 16-valve L4 engine

5-speed manual transmission

3-mode intelligent all wheel drive system

P205/60R16 tires

16" aluminum-alloy wheels

Pwr rack-&-pinion steering

4-wheel disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD)

Black roof rails

Multi reflector jewel type headlamps

Daytime running lamps

Pwr mirrors

Intermittent wipers

Rear wiper/washer

Black fabric seat trim

Front bucket seats

60/40 split folding rear seat

Auxiliary pwr outlet

Tilt steering wheel

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Pwr windows

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry w/panic button

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player-inc: (4) speakers

Manual air conditioning

4-wheel ABS w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD)

Advanced front air bags w/passenger occupancy sensor

Front side air bags

Curtain air bags

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system

Rear door child safety locks

Daytime running lamps

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
FRONT SKID PLATE
$69

 
REAR SKID PLATE
$129

 
FRONT/REAR FLOOR MATS
$99

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