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Suzuki SX4 S AWD Hatch (2010)

by John Ewing,reviewed August 2010

The latest version of Suzuki’s SX4 features the new J20B 2.0-litre engine with extra power and torque but 16 percent lower fuel consumption and 17 percent lower CO2 emissions compared to the old model.
Throttle response is quite good, delivering performance that’s neither lethargic nor likely to set the pulse racing.

The CVT gearbox keeps the engine spinning at its best but on harder acceleration the characteristic accompanying constant engine roar proved disconcerting. There’s a new six-speed manual available too.

Nimble and secure roadholding, standard electronic stability control and the extra grip of switchable all-wheel-drive for slippery roads are pluses. The lack of steering reach adjustment and ‘A’ pillars that impede vision detract from an otherwise practical small vehicle.
Suzuki SX4 S AWD Hatch 2010


Zippy performance, competent handling


Engine noise, no steering reach adjustment

Key features

Keyless entry/start, 16” alloys, climate control, paddle shift for CVT, leather wrapped steering wheel, CD player MP3 compatible with nine speakers, front fog lights


Dual front, front side, and curtain airbags, ABS, EBD, BA front seatbelt pre-tensioners and force limiters

Car Details

Vehicle make Suzuki
Vehicle model SX4 S AWD Hatch
Vehicle type Small Under $35,000
Year 2010
Price when new $27,690 (CVT) MLP
Current price range $ - $
ANCAP crash rating
4 out of 5 stars

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Engine 2.0-litre, VVT, petrol 4 cyl

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This review is based on road testing conducted by The Road Ahead. Further vehicle reviews, in-depth comparisons and coverage of consumer motoring issues can be found in the Club's magazine. Prices listed were current at the time of review and are manufacturers list prices and do not include statutory and delivery charges. Prices can vary from time to time and dealer to dealer.