2009 Suzuki SX4 Owner Reviews
- Exterior Styling
- Interior Comfort
- Quality & Durability
A Great Car for the Price
My wife and I were looking for an AWD crossover. The best thing about the SX4 is the way it drives. It's a low powered 4 cylinder, but in AWD it seems to gain some extra grip in power. I like the design. It has almost no blind spots with the corner windows. The remote key system is a great feature. I like knowing that it my wife is being chased, she can simple push a button and jump in the car. This should be standard on all cars. Fuel wise after 1000 miles, we're getting around 25mpg. The tank is smaller, so yes you will fill up more often. The tank only holds 11 gallons versus 14 many other cars. My only complaint is that the 2009 doesn't have an aux jack. We've found an easy fix online and have installed it. The Garmin is ok, but since I have an Iphone it probably won't get used. The Navi has an ability to use bluetooth and play music via and SD card. However, it only comes through 2 speakers so there is a loss of quality. The Navi dock is a great place to put an Iphone, so I don't feel much of a loss, by Suzuki making it standard. Quality wise. I found few defects in my initial inspection. The only one was that the hazard lights had been disconnected. It was a simple fix. The paint, mechanics, and design are much improved over previous Suzuki models. This is likely due to the fact this is a Suzuki/Fiat design versus the Daewoo leftovers that have been used for the last couple of years in the Forenza and Reno. If you are looking at the Versa, give the SX4 another look. One final note on gas mileage. Do a hard calculation your first 1k miles. The computer takes some time to catch up, and gas mileage stats takes some time to converge. Give it a chance.
WORST FUEL ECONOMY
I with I would have read the first review on AOL cuz I just brought a SX4 Crossover Tech Package. I was looking for a AWD with good fuel economy. But I WAS SO DISAPPOINTED! All the ads were saying it was a good vehicle with good fuel economy and also the price was so good, and I like the small size AWD car, so I went and get this car. But after I got it, I was so disappointed. It stated that the fuel economy should be 22 city / 30 highway mpg. But actually it was only 16/23. This is the worst fuel economy car that I have driven. I understand that the gas mileage depends on the way you drive and also a AWD might use more gas than a sedan, But this is RIDICULOUSLY WORST! Something must be wrong. If you are looking for a fuel economy car, go for anything but this one. Don't be tricked like me! I should have went for my Toyota. I have driven 3 Toyota Corollas and a Celica. I thought I would give Suzuki a try because for the warranty and the AWD on the car. But I made a mistake. If I can exchange, I will get a Toyota!
Don't Believe the Hype...it's just an overpriced, cheap car
I bought the touring trim model of the SX4 crossover after reading so many great reviews about the SX4 crossover, especially the Consumer Reports recommendation. I have such buyer's remorse about this car!!! It has HORRIBLE FUEL ECONOMY for such a small car, as well as a miniscule gas tank. My old car needed to be filled every other week.....now I have to refuel every week. This cannot be emphasized enough; believe the reviews on this. The interior looks very cheap. It has minimal security (no standard security system, no hidden storage area, no lockable glove box), which I find a huge deal for a city car....given that the make-shift navigation system could be so easily stolen. The navigation system is just a GARMIN device that can be bought at any electronics store. It does have less road noise than a Honda Fit....but this is a relative thing. Both have quite pronounced road noise, especially on the highway. There is no hatch release on the key fob (which is completely oversized and heavy). Carrying the key fob in my pocket is like walking around with a brick in my pants pocket. I so wanted to give Suzuki a chance....but I am not the least bit impressed so far. Also, please consider the resale value....the car depreciated $4000 just by driving away from the dealership. You'd be better off with a Honda...even if the ride is more rough. The SX4 crossover should be a fun car....but it is not. The only thing it has going for it is its small size and AWD. if that is your primary need, then buy the car....otherwise run away from this car as fast as you can....find something else. Don't make the same mistake I did.
Love at first ride?!
I have to say I've never been as impressed with a vehicle as I am with the my Sx4. I mean the Sport is just the perfect vehicle. I merge into traffic with no problems and I get better gas mileage than the window sticker said I would. Even the buying process was without a doubt the best ever. The phenominal team at Mathews Suzuki in Clarksville,TN did a fantastic job in taking the time to explain everything to me and not to mention the deal I got on it! If you like the sporty cars this is definitely the one to get. I give it 5 stars.
I LOVE THIS CAR!!!
I traded a Nissan Maxima for thIS sporty crossover. I have the 2009 touring pack with manual transmission. The navi system is the best!( Garmin Nuvi!) Heated seats, and you sit up higher so you feel like you are in a big SUV- Souind system has 9 speakers! The bluetooth feature is very helpful for hands free mobile phone. I have carried passengers twice and they say it is very comfy and they have plenty of room. All Wheel Drive goes into gear with a flip of a switch. I get over 30 MPG in the city and 35 on the road... Mine is Candy Apple Red and I LOVE this car!!!
i traded in a ford edge awd for this car, my edge was okay, but always felt a little off. At first i thought this car was too small, ******* features are outstanding. i have the touring edition with a manual trans. it drives great, is solid, comfortable, fairly quiet, and the options are great. the sound system is also very good, much better than the edge premium system. if you live in snowy, rainy states, this car is an excellent city and highway vehicle. the more i drive it the more i like it. never thought i would ever own a suzuki, but it really is a great car.
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