First Impressions: 2010 Suzuki SX4

Tuesday June 1st, 2010 at 12:66 PM
Posted by: mswig

Suzuki SX4 Crossover tuned by Road Race Motorsports
Review by contributing editor, Martin Swig

Many reviewers have been lukewarm toward the Suzuki SX4. I don’t understand that, and neither does my friend, Denise McCluggage of Autoweek. We each own one, love it, and rate the car VERY highly.

I bought an SX4 that had been heavily breathed-on by RoadRace Motorsports of Sante Fe Springs, CA. A Ronal wheel, plus tire and suspension package, and a turbo package make for a quick and stable trackday car that is still a tractable everyday street car. The carbon-fiber hood adds visual drama.

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2010 Suzuki SX4 SportBack Review

Thursday September 17th, 2009 at 4:99 PM
Posted by: berrichondanny

2010 Suzuki SX4 Crossover
Review by Danny Chang
(Updated with a counterpoint view June 5, 2010)

Pros

  • Available with AWD
  • Passes agility tests better than a Border Collie
  • Gets you from point A to point B
  • Don’t have to look for the bus pass
  • Way better than a Yugo

Cons

  • Slightly more powerful than a lawnmower
  • Unimpressive styling even with new aero kit
  • Underwhelming MPG

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Superfly 2010 Suzuki SX4 SportBack

Tuesday September 1st, 2009 at 1:99 AM
Posted by: Derek

In 2008, Suzuki came out ready to brawl in the sport compact class with a four-door, sport-oriented sedan, the SX4 Sport. This pugsly fighter came rumbling onto the street scene with front-wheel drive instead of power robbing AWD, a sport-tuned suspension that rides lower than its more sedate siblings, 17 inch wheels, and an aero kit to give it a lower ride height. Suzuki even fitted a rear crossbrace in the sedan’s trunk for a 15 percent increase in structural rigidity over their corresponding hatchback model. The little sedan, with sporty aspirations, was outfitted with a 2.0L powerplant capable of producing 143 hp and 136 lb-ft of torque — all in an affordable package.

With the 2010 SX4 SportBack model, Suzuki wanted to spice up the hatchback version of the SX4 Crossover using a similar formula as the SX4 Sport sedan. The parasitic all-wheel drive system was replaced by more efficient front-wheel drive, a slightly larger and more powerful engine became standard, and an aero kit complemented with 17 inch wheels and tires developed by Dunlop specifically for the SX4 Sport completed the makeover. A peek inside this fancy crossover five-door reveals an all-new instrument cluster, aluminum-look trim accents (including the pedals), and integrated nav-system.

Drive-off video of the 2010 SX4 SportBack after the jump

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