2012 Suzuki SX4  -  $17,764

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $17,764
Base Invoice: $17,084
Destination Charge: $765
Options: $0
Trim: 5dr HB Man Crossover AWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 25 | City: 22 | Hwy: 30
Body Style: 5dr HB Man Crossover AWD
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.0L DOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 engine


Low starting price; available all-wheel drive; good maneuverability; wide range of available trim levels

Model Highlights

The 2012 Suzuki SX4 is offered as either a 5-door hatchback or 4-door sedan. Sedans are available in Base, LE and Sport trim. Hatchbacks are offered in Base, Technology and Premium trim levels. All-wheel drive is available, but only in the 5-door hatchback. The basic sedan starts at a low $13,699, the hatch starts at $16,799 and all-wheel drive models begin at $16,999.

Two transmissions are available-- a close-ratio 6-speed manual and a continuously variable transmission (CVT), which offers paddle shifters and a "sport" mode with simulated ratios. All SX4 models are powered by the same 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, which has been tuned to produce 150 horsepower (148 when equipped with the CVT) and 140 lb-feet of torque. The EPA estimates the front-wheel drive SX4 Sport is capable of 25 mpg city and 30 mpg highway when equipped with the CVT. The all-wheel drive hatches are rated at 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.

The base Suzuki SX4 sedan starts remarkably inexpensively at just under $14,000. It comes modestly equipped, but with the same 150 hp 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that's standard across the lineup. Even at this price, it includes power windows and locks, anti-lock brakes and front, side and curtain airbags and a tire pressure monitoring system.

An LE Popular trim comes back for 2012. It includes 15-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and remote keyless entry. The Sport sedan adds a sport-tuned suspension, a body kit, navigation and a subscription to Suzuki's "NuLink" system which provides in-car information and data such as fuel prices, weather forecasts and traffic.

The SX4 Sportback brings additional versatility to the lineup. The base Sportback features a sport-tuned suspension, 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear wiper, a CD/MP3 stereo, leather-wrapped steering wheel, power windows and locks, remote keyless entry and air conditioning. It comes with either a choice of 6-speed manual or CVT transmission.

The all-wheel drive version of the Sportback, which Suzuki calls the SX4 Crossover, maintains the high-value content of the Sportback, but adds a 3-mode all-wheel drive system, heated mirrors and a special body kit.

The Technology trim adds such high-end features as heated front seats and a navigation system and a 1-year subscription to Suzuki's "NuLink" system.

Model News

The LE Anniversary Edition has been dropped, as has the Sport GTS trim. A new LE Popular trim returns after a year's absence, providing a leather-wrapped steering wheel, transmission shift paddles, cruise control and remote keyless entry. Stability control is now standard across the SX4 lineup.

Value Writeup

The Suzuki SX4 offers an excellent array of features for an astonishingly low price. Even with a starting price of just under $14,000, the base Suzuki is a value-laden car that offers the same efficient, powerful engine as in upper-level trims and a solid standard equipment list. At the top of the line, the all-wheel drive Technology hatchback doesn't break the $20,000 barrier, yet bears an impressive set of equipment. With the manual transmission, the SX4 achieves a respectable 26 combined EPA estimated miles per gallon.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

EPA Classification
Small station wagon

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
30 MPG

Cruising Range - City
261.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
357.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4


Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 6200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
140 @ 4000

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Passenger Capacity

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

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
2734 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.4 ft

Brake Type

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
11.9 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km


Mfg's Report Date
SEP 22, 2015


Potential Number of Units Affected

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2012-2103 Suzuki SX4 vehicles manufactured September 3, 2011, to April 5, 2013. In the affected vehicles, insufficient clearance between the power steering pump body and the power steering fluid control valve may cause improper movement of the valve, and as a result, the power steering pump may seize.

A seizure of the power steering pump would cause a loss of power steering assist, requiring extra steering effort at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering pump, free of charge. The recall began on October 9, 2015. Owners may contact Suzuki's customer service number at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki's number for this recall is VS.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Mfg's Report Date
DEC 22, 2014


Potential Number of Units Affected

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 SX4 vehicles manufactured July 16, 2009, to November 1, 2012, and 2010-2013 Kizashi vehicles manufactured October 13, 2009, to October 31, 2012. The shift selector can be moved out of the "Park" position without depressing the brake pedal.

If the shift selector is moved out of the "Park" position while the brake pedal is not depressed, the vehicle may unexpectedly roll, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shift selector assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 19, 2015. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-714-996-7040. Suzuki's number for this recall is VL.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

2.0L DOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 engine

6-speed manual transmission

3-mode intelligent all wheel drive system

Pwr steering (2011)

4-wheel disc brakes

16" steel wheels w/covers

P205/60R16 all-season tires

Black roof rails

Black-accented crossover body kit

Multi reflector jewel type headlamps (2011)

Heated pwr mirrors

Intermittent wipers

Rear wiper/washer

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

Front bucket seats

Cloth seat trim

Fold-away front center armrest

Split fold-flat rear seat

Tilt steering wheel

Back lit instrument cluster w/driver info center

Pwr windows

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry w/panic button

Air conditioning

Rear window defroster (2011)

12V auxiliary pwr outlet (2011)

Dual sun visors (2011)

Anti-lock brakes

Traction control system

Electronic stability control

Daytime running lamps

Dual advanced front air bags w/passenger occupancy sensor

Front & rear seat-mounted 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)







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