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2012 Suzuki SX4 LE Sedan

2012 Suzuki SX4 Review

(0 Stars)  Small, fun, versatile....and inexpensive.

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The compact SX4 is the smallest Suzuki car you can buy in America, even though its maker is the top seller of microcars in the world. (The closest thing to a brand-new microcar in our market, by the way, is the Scion iQ.) The SX4 has been around since the 2007 model year, but it's still a solid product. In 2010, it got a more powerful engine and improved transmissions; the SX4 SportBack model, essentially an SX4 Crossover with the roof rack removed and a body kit, was added that same year. Traditional sedan body styles are part of the SX4 family, too, including the fancier, body-kitted Sport SE. The Crossover HAS a handy four-wheel-drive system; all other models make do with front-wheel drive only. The surprisingly nice interior can be dressed up with options such as Bluetooth, automatic climate control, heated seats, and a Garmin-sourced navigation system, which has been upgraded for 2012. Like Suzuki's respected motorcycles, the nimble SX4 is fun to drive enthusiastically, and although it's not as quick as those crotch rockets, the SX4 is much more powerful than most of its rivals, such as the Honda Fit and the Scion xD. Suzuki planned to release a subcompact, the Swift, to slot below the SX4 in the U.S. market, but the company's recent split from General Motors and tumultuous marriage with Volkswagen mean that the lauded Swift might never reach North American shores. Bummer.

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2012 SX4 LE Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.0L in-line four-cylinder DOHC
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 23 MPG city, 33 MPG highway, 26 MPG combined and 343 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
13.2gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 150 hp @ 6,200 rpm; 140 ft lb of torque @ 4,000 rpm

'12 Suzuki LE Sedan Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Power Locks
Power Outlet(s)
Power Windows
Steering Wheel Tilt
Cup Holders
Brake Assist
Daytime Running Lights
Driver Air Bag
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Head/Curtain Airbag
Passenger Air Bag
Rear Airbag
Rear Curtain Airbag
Rear Side Airbag
Side Air Bag(s)
Stability Control
Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc MP3 Capable
Compact Disc Player
  Tires and Wheels  
Wheel Covers
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