2008 Suzuki SX4 Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$14,339-$18,189
$13,765-$17,461
21 /CITY / 29 /HWY
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What Changed for 2008:

  • New sedan model (SX4 Sport) joins the hatchback (SX4 Crossover)

  • X4 Sport replaces Aerio sedan

  • 2.0-liter, 143-hp engine

  • Sport model features lowered suspension, \"aero\" body kit

  • Automatic climate control and heated mirrors now optional

  • Revised transmission gearing for improved fuel economy
Overview
The SX4 Crossover made its debut in 2007 as a replacement for Suzuki's subcompact Aerio. A small 5-door hatchback, the SX4 Crossover had (and still has) the distinction of being the least-expensive car on the U.S. market with all-wheel drive (AWD), according to Suzuki. For 2008, a sedan version, called the SX4 Sport, replaces the Aerio sedan. The SX4 Sport features a lowered suspension, \"aero\" body kit, and front-wheel drive (FWD), and shares the SX4 Crossover's 143-hp, 2.0-liter engine.

Model Lineup
The 2008 Suzuki SX4 is sold in two models: Sport 4-door sedan and Crossover 5-door hatchback. Standard equipment for both is nearly identical: power windows, mirrors and locks; remote keyless entry; air conditioning; CD/MP3 player; alloy wheels (17-inch wheels for the Sport, 16-inch wheels for the Crossover); six air bags; and anti-lock brakes. A Convenience package adds cruise control, automatic climate control, heated outside mirrors, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated audio controls. The Touring package adds a 9-speaker stereo (including subwoofer) with 6-disc CD changer, keyless ignition, fog lights, and electronic stability control.

Powertrain
The 2008 Suzuki SX4 is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that puts out 143 hp at 6000 rpm and 136 lb.-ft. of torque at 4500 rpm. Transmission choices are a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. The SX4 Sport sedan employs FWD, while the SX4 Crossover comes exclusively with AWD. For 2008, the manual transmission has been modified with a higher ratio for fifth gear. This lowers engine speed at cruising to reduce noise and increase fuel economy. EPA fuel economy estimates for the SX4 Sport are 22 mpg city/30 mpg highway with the manual transmission, 23 mpg city/31 mpg highway with the automatic; for the SX4 Crossover, the figures are 21 mpg city/28 mpg highway for both manual and automatic versions.

Safety
The 2008 Suzuki SX4 comes standard with front air bags, front-seat-mounted side air bags, and two-row side curtain air bags as well as 4-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock control. Electronic stability control is optional. At the time of writing, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had crash-tested the SX4.

Technology
Despite its price, the 2008 Suzuki SX4 offers high-tech features such as the SmartPass keyless entry and ignition system, available as an option on both Sport and Crossover models. This system uses a proximity key: actually a tiny transmitter. The key remains in the driver's pocket or purse; the SmartPass system detects the presence of the key and allows the car to be unlocked and started.

What Changed for 2008:

  • New sedan model (SX4 Sport) joins the hatchback (SX4 Crossover)

  • X4 Sport replaces Aerio sedan

  • 2.0-liter, 143-hp engine

  • Sport model features lowered suspension, \"aero\" body kit

  • Automatic climate control and heated mirrors now optional

  • Revised transmission gearing for improved fuel economy
Overview
The SX4 Crossover made its debut in 2007 as a replacement for Suzuki's subcompact Aerio. A small 5-door hatchback, the SX4 Crossover had (and still has) the distinction of being the least-expensive car on the U.S. market with all-wheel drive (AWD), according to Suzuki. For 2008, a sedan version, called the SX4 Sport, replaces the Aerio sedan. The SX4 Sport features a lowered suspension, \"aero\" body kit, and front-wheel drive (FWD), and shares the SX4 Crossover's 143-hp, 2.0-liter engine.

Model Lineup
The 2008 Suzuki SX4 is sold in two models: Sport 4-door sedan and Crossover 5-door hatchback. Standard equipment for both is nearly identical: power windows, mirrors and locks; remote keyless entry; air conditioning; CD/MP3 player; alloy wheels (17-inch wheels for the Sport, 16-inch wheels for the Crossover); six air bags; and anti-lock brakes. A Convenience package adds cruise control, automatic climate control, heated outside mirrors, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated audio controls. The Touring package adds a 9-speaker stereo (including subwoofer) with 6-disc CD changer, keyless ignition, fog lights, and electronic stability control.

Powertrain
The 2008 Suzuki SX4 is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that puts out 143 hp at 6000 rpm and 136 lb.-ft. of torque at 4500 rpm. Transmission choices are a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. The SX4 Sport sedan employs FWD, while the SX4 Crossover comes exclusively with AWD. For 2008, the manual transmission has been modified with a higher ratio for fifth gear. This lowers engine speed at cruising to reduce noise and increase fuel economy. EPA fuel economy estimates for the SX4 Sport are 22 mpg city/30 mpg highway with the manual transmission, 23 mpg city/31 mpg highway with the automatic; for the SX4 Crossover, the figures are 21 mpg city/28 mpg highway for both manual and automatic versions.

Safety
The 2008 Suzuki SX4 comes standard with front air bags, front-seat-mounted side air bags, and two-row side curtain air bags as well as 4-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock control. Electronic stability control is optional. At the time of writing, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had crash-tested the SX4.

Technology
Despite its price, the 2008 Suzuki SX4 offers high-tech features such as the SmartPass keyless entry and ignition system, available as an option on both Sport and Crossover models. This system uses a proximity key: actually a tiny transmitter. The key remains in the driver's pocket or purse; the SmartPass system detects the presence of the key and allows the car to be unlocked and started.
Available Trims for the 2008 Suzuki SX4
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 5dr HB Man Transmission Manual MSRP 15339.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Convenience Pkg (5dr HB Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 15939.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name 5dr HB Auto Transmission Automatic MSRP 16439.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Convenience Pkg (5dr HB Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 17039.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Touring Pkg 2 (5dr HB Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 17089.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Touring Pkg 2 (5dr HB Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 18189.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Regional Edition Touring (5dr HB Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 17739.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Convenience Pkg (4dr Sdn Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 15599.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/30
Name Touring Pkg 1 (4dr Sdn Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 15870.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/30
Name Touring Pkg 2 (4dr Sdn Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 16599.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/30
Name Sport (4dr Sdn Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 16099.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name Convenience Pkg (4dr Sdn Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 16699.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name Touring Pkg 1 (4dr Sdn Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 16970.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name Touring Pkg 2 (4dr Sdn Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 17699.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name Regional Edition (5dr HB Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 14889.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Regional Edition (5dr HB Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 15989.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Regional Edition Convenience Pkg (5dr HB Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 15489.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Regional Edition Convenience Pkg (5dr HB Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 16589.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Regional Edition Touring (5dr HB Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 16639.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name 4dr Sdn Man Transmission Manual MSRP 14339.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/30
Name 4dr Sdn Auto Transmission Automatic MSRP 15439.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name Popular Pkg (4dr Sdn Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 14789.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/30
Name Popular Pkg (4dr Sdn Auto) Transmission Automatic MSRP 15889.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Name Sport (4dr Sdn Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 14999.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/30
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INTERIOR
  • Black fabric seat trim
  • Front bucket seats
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Auxiliary pwr outlet
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Pwr windows
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry w/panic button
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player-inc: (4) speakers
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Leather wrapped tilt steering wheel w/integrated audio controls
  • Cruise control
  • Air conditioning w/automatic climate control
  • SmartPass keyless entry & start system w/panic button
  • AM/FM stereo w/6-CD/MP3 changer-inc: (9) speakers & subwoofer
  • Remote fuel door release
EXTERIOR
  • Black roof rails
  • Multi reflector jewel type headlamps
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Pwr mirrors
  • Intermittent wipers
  • Rear wiper/washer
  • Heated pwr mirrors
  • Aluminum roof rails
  • Rear spoiler w/lip extension
  • Fog lamps
  • Aero underbody kit
  • Rear decklid spoiler
MECHANICAL
  • 2.0L DOHC MPFI 16-valve L4 engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • 3-mode intelligent all wheel drive system
  • P205/60R16 tires
  • 16" aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Pwr rack-&-pinion steering
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
  • 4-speed auto transmission
  • Traction control system
  • Electronic stability program
  • Front wheel drive
  • Sport tuned suspension
  • P205/60R17 tires
  • 17" aluminum-alloy wheels
  • P195/65R15 tires
  • 15" steel wheels
  • Front disc/rear drum brakes
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel ABS w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
    • Advanced front air bags w/passenger occupancy sensor
    • Front side air bags
    • Curtain air bags
    • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system
    • Rear door child safety locks
    • Daytime running lamps
    • Traction control system
    • Electronic stability program
    • Front & rear side curtain air bags
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