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2011 Suzuki SX4 – Now with more Enticing Features

Suzuki is a prominent name in the motorcycles, but it has also put luck in the car industries as well. The Suzuki SX4 is an exceptional model that proves small Japanese company in order to make a good fortune in better cars. Though it doesn’t offer much fun as it offered in two wheel motorcycles, the Suzuki SX4 still stands competent in the small cars. The 2011 Suzuki SX4 still remains better value which is now available with newer and additional enticing features for the compact hatchback and sedan models.

If your top priority is with the fuel sipping compact, then Suzuki SX4 is the best choice. Though there are some other vehicles that offer either comfort or sportiness, but Suzuki SX4 is added with bonus combination of both. The Suzuki had done a great job by adding all wheel drive to the Suzuki SX4 sedan and hatchback model.

For: Navigation system is kept standard for all higher trims, hatchback model for low cost with AWD system, long powertrain warranty and generous cargo capacity.

Against: Dizzing array of trim, awkard driving position, so so cabin materials  and limited fuel range with AWD system.

MSRP: $ 13, 499.

For 2011, the Suzuki SX4 brings up with larger head restraints and rear side impact airbags, whereas the navigation system is been enhanced with latest Garmin software. This also includes extra cost infotainment features for the real time traffic. Also, Anniversary Edition LE model is been added with keyless entry, 17 inch alloy wheels, steering wheel mounted paddle shifters and rear disc brakes.

Body Styles and Trim Levels

The 2011 Suzuki SX4 is available with compact car sedan and also in four door hatchback body styles. The “sportback” version of hatchback and sedans are all available with front wheel drive only, whereas the “Crossover” is offered for the all wheel drive.

The Suzuki SX4 sedan is divided in to LE, Base, Sport S, Anniversary Edition, Sport GTS and Sport SE trim levels. The base model offers 15 inch steel wheels, a trip computer, height adjustability driver seat, tilt only for steering wheel and 60/40 split folding rear seatbacks. The LE trim offers four speakers with CD player and also an audio input jack with auxiliary. The new additional Anniversary Edition adds well equipped LE model along with 17 inch alloy wheels, continuously variable transmission, rear disc brakes, leather wrapped steering wheel along with audio controls and paddle shifters and cruise controls.

The Suzuki SX4 Sport S is featured with midrange LE sedan and is grafted with sport tuned suspension, four wheel disc brakes, keyless entry17 inch alloy wheels, an aero body kit, and also an Garmin navigation system along with all other live information and real time traffic. The LE Anniversary Edition is also added in SE along with extra equipment offering front foglights. The GTS model adds in the top line offering automatic climate control, keyless entry, Bluetooth as optional on sport trims, and upgraded entertainment system with seven speakers including six CD changer and as optional keyless ignition on GTS.

The Suzuki SX4 Sportback is again in two trims including all same equipment such as the Anniversary Edition LE sedan with the exception CVT. The major difference between the Tech version and Sportback base model are small in addition to the navigation system and larger rear spoiler. The Suzuki SX4 is available with Tech Value, Premium and base and value package. The base model offered with midrange LE sedan’s and adds all wheel drive, a roof back and 16 inch steel wheels. The Premium trim offers CVT, leather wrapped steering wheel along with audio controls. The Technology value added includes heated front seats, 16 inch alloy wheels, navigation system, heated front seats and foglights.


The 2011 Suzuki SX4 is motivated with 2.0L with four cylinder that pumps out 150 hp and torque level of 140 lb-ft. A manual transmission of six speed or continuously variable transmission. When it is paired with the CVT, the engine is been pumped out with 148 hp. Besides these all Suzuki SX4 is been available with front wheel drive except for Crossover hatchback that is available with all wheel drive.

The EPA estimated fuel economy comes with 25 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on highway and 28 mpg as combined for sedan and with CVT it offers 22 mpg on city, 30 mpg on highway and for combined it offers 25 mpg and with all wheel drive crossover it offers manually with 22 mpg in city, 30 mpg on highway and for combined it offers 25 mpg.

Safety Options

Every 2011 model of Suzuki SX4 is available with rear side and front side airbags along with head protecting side curtain airbags with outboard passengers. Besides these the stability control is been kept as standard with the crossover and sportback models but is not available with the sedans. Also, the antilock disc brakes are kept as standard and hence LE and base is been run with the rear drums besides four wheel discs.

Under the crash testing procedure, the 2011 Suzuki SX4 has earned frontal crash testing as four stars, and also for passenger protection. For side impacts it has earned five stars. From the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Suzuki SX4 earns top rating with “Good” for both side impact and frontal offset tests.

Inside the Cabin

The 2011 Suzuki SX4 offers simple interiors with quality type of materials which are cheap as comparatively with the rival models. The functions and gauges are easy to access and thus operate intuitive facilities. It has also includes Garmin interface that comes with updated real time and traffic updated information. Even though it offers generous amount of space in the headroom, there is lack of telescoping steering and also tall seating position is not comfortable. Still the cargo capacity of the Suzuki SX4 is quite impressive and this offers abundant trunk space with availability of 15 cubic of space.

Overall Verdict

The 2011 Suzuki SX4 is relatively heft with the 2.0L engine and thus offers comfortable ride quality. Though there are some drawbacks such as lack of telescoping steering and uncomfortable tall seating position, the Suzuki SX4 is fun to drive.

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