2009 Suzuki SX4  -  $17,134


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $17,134
Base Invoice: $16,476
Destination Charge: $695
Options: $0
Trim: 5dr HB Man AWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 23 | City: 21 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: 5dr HB Man AWD
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.0L DOHC MPFI 16-valve L4 engine

Pros

Wealth of features for a very low price; standard navigation system; peppy performance; great handling and maneuverability; impressive safety, including stability control on some models; warranty


Model News

The big news for Suzuki's SX4 family of small cars is that they all get a new navigation system as standard equipment for 2009. The SX4 is the first vehicle under $16,000 to offer the feature as standard, according to Suzuki. Newly available with the navigation system is a Bluetooth hands-free calling interface, audible text messaging and real-time traffic information, along with many more information features such as gas prices and weather forecasts.

Safety is also stepped up for '09, as electronic stability control is now a standard feature on all SX4 Crossovers; however it's only offered with the top Touring Package on the SX4 Sport sedans.

Other new features for 2009 include split-folding rear seats and armrests for the driver and passenger. Also, automatic climate control, heated mirrors and fog lamps are now bundled into the Touring Package available on the Sport sedan.


Value Writeup

The fun-to-drive SX4 is a standout among small cars on many counts and ranks by almost any assessment as a very strong value for the money. The Crossover still ranks as the lowest-priced car in the U.S. market with all-wheel drive, and now electronic stability control is also standard on it. What's more, the SX4 has a standard navigation system, at a time when navigation systems still aren't offered on most of the small cars in the SX4's price range. And as with the rest of the Suzuki line, warranty is a strong selling point in itself; coverage includes a 100,000-mile/7-year/no-deductible powertrain warranty that can be transferred to subsequent owners.


Model Highlights

The SX4 is offered in two different body styles; the 4-door sedan is called SX4 Sport, while the 5-door hatchback is called SX4 Crossover.

All SX4 models come with a 143-horsepower, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, which can be paired with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. The engine has a modern all-aluminum design and returns reasonably good fuel economy figures of up to 22 mpg city, 30 highway with front-wheel drive and automatic drivetrain.

SX4 Sports have front-wheel drive, but Crossover models offer an available all-wheel-drive system that's configured for good all-weather road grip. The system includes three modes, including a 2-wheel drive mode operated in front-wheel drive only for better fuel economy and an AWD Lock mode which sends up to 50 percent of torque to the back wheels, for deep snow or low-speed slippery conditions.

The SX4 has an exterior shape that was penned with assistance from Italdesign, an Italian design house; its taller-than-typical profile allows a high seating position and very spacious interior, along with ease of entry/exit.

Both the Sport and Crossover models are a delight to drive, especially with the manual transmission, and have a peppy, responsive feel with very capable handling. The SX4 Sport has a European-tuned sport suspension--including performance shocks--that allows it to ride 0.4 inch lower than Crossovers.

The SX4 now includes electronic stability control on all Crossover models; it's also optional with the Touring Package on the Sport. Anti-lock brakes are standard on all SX4s, with 4-wheel disc brakes on the Crossover and a front disc/rear drum setup on the Sport. Both SX4s have six standard airbags, including front seat-mounted side bags and side-curtain airbags for all outboard occupants.

New this year as a standard feature is the TRIP navigation system, co-developed with Garmin and fully integrated with the audio system, with a flip-up 4.3-inch screen. With the optional Technology Package, the system gets numerous additional Microsoft-enabled features, including audible text messaging, real-time traffic, weather information, and even gas prices.

The SX4 Sport and Crossover are arguably among the best-equipped small cars in their price range and are sold in a single trim with few standalone options, though several large packages lump popular extras together and will simplify the buying process for most. The most notable one is the Technology Package, which brings a host of extras including MSN Direct, which brings the extra information services, plus Bluetooth, keyless entry, cruise control, heated mirrors, and bigger 17-inch alloy wheels. The Touring Package brings those things plus a SmartPass entry and start system, automatic climate control, and (on the Sport) electronic stability control.


Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
249.90 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
333.20 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
Small station wagon

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

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
162.8 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
P205/60R16

Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16

Front Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- 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
11.9 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
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
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
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

Hydraulic pwr assisted fixed-ratio rack-&-pinion steering

4-wheel disc brakes

Anti-lock brakes

16" alloy wheels

P205/60R16 all-season tires

Black roof rails

Multi reflector jewel type headlamps

Pwr mirrors

Intermittent wipers

Rear wiper/washer

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: (4) speakers, XM satellite radio ready

Front bucket seats

Black cloth seat trim

Fold-away front center armrest

60/40 split folding rear seat

Front auxiliary pwr outlet

Tilt steering wheel

Remote fuel door release

Pwr windows

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry w/panic button

Manual air conditioning

Rear window demister

Traction control system

Electronic stability program

Daytime running lamps

Dual advanced front air bags w/passenger occupancy sensor

Front side air bags

Front & rear side curtain air bags

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system

Rear door child safety locks

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

 
WHITE WATER
$0

 
QUICKSILVER METALLIC
$115

 
SUNLIGHT COPPER METALLIC
$115

 
VAPOR BLUE METALLIC
$115

 
BLACK PEARL METALLIC
$115

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
REAR SKID PLATE
$150

 
FLOOR MATS & CARGO NET
$169

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