2013 Suzuki SX4

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2013 Suzuki SX4 Review
2013 Suzuki SX4 Review

The 2013 Suzuki SX4 SportBack is a sporty little option. This vehicle offers great features at an affordable price that is rather appealing to today's younger car consumer. Rather than giving a driver acceptable performance and basic features and a boring package, the SX4 SportBack is much more. This vehicle combines high mileage with impressive performance that belies its accessibility and value. Styling of the sport back is decidedly European. A lower ride height and wider profile give it edging is with a hint of sophistication. With an interior that is simple yet comfortable, this is an all-around great option.

New For 2013

Crossover and SportBack models receive a subtly revised front fascia with more prominent vertical lines. With the dropping of the Technology trim level, the SportBack is now available only one way. The Crossover gets a new hue (plasma yellow), new aluminum wheels, and an available TouchFree Smart Key.


The look of the 2013 Suzuki SX4 SportBack is attractive and hints at luxury. The shape and exterior features of this vehicle make it somewhat difficult to truly define. While it's very small size makes it difficult to truly refer to it as an SUV, it has the primary features such as a tailgate and impressive shaping of that class of vehicle. What is less difficult to describe is the 2013 Suzuki SX4 SportBack's sleek, sporty styling. A rather large windshield and curving hood are reminiscent of more European styled vehicle. The addition of unique front fenders and other unique details given a decidedly sporty edge. 17-inch wheels are customary on this class of vehicle.

The looks of this vehicle aren't going to win any awards for being extremely innovative or completely unique. A few unexpected exterior details, however, will make people look twice. The 2013 model has been subtly revised to include a more vertical perspective. This creates the illusion of more height and a slightly more aggressive visual.

Interior & Cargo

Some of the more economical options in the crossover category leave a lot to be desired when it comes to the interior. This is not the case with the 2013 Suzuki SX4 SportBack. While definitely not elaborate, the interior is definitely welcoming. It is refreshingly simple, yet has everything a driver would need for a safe and comfortable ride. The cloth bucket seats are surprisingly comfortable. Whether just driving in normal day-to-day activities or dealing with more challenging situations, they are firm and supportive. High seating position makes passengers feel more in control. This allows for the vehicle to feel larger. In a class where feeling small, especially up against the bulky assistive SUVs, this is a pleasant feature. The well thought-out instrumentation is user-friendly and visually appealing.

A quiet interior and open visibility allows for a peaceful and pleasant ride. Courteous details include plenty of cup holders and small storage compartments throughout the interior. The interior from the driver's perspective has definitely pushed aside the bells and whistles and gimmicks that are common in today's car industry. While it's not bare, the cockpit is clean, organized, and sturdy. All but the tallest of drivers will find the head and legroom comfortable. Rear passengers are also given a pleasant amount of room. This makes for a comfortable ride even on long trips.

When the rear seats are up the cargo room is a slightly limited 10 cubic feet. But the split second row of seats can be folded down completely opening up to 54 cubic feet of cargo space.


The safety features of the 2013 Suzuki SX4 SportBack does leave some to be desired. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety offers ratings of ?Good? for both frontal offset and side impact tests. Tests for rear crash protection and roof strength, however, brought back results of only marginal. The overall rating for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is somewhat less bleak. With an overall rating of four stars, it is only the side testing that dips below a four-star rating.

Safety features include a host of airbags such as those for the driver, front passenger, and rear passengers. Anti-lock brakes and daytime running lights complement technology such as an electronic stability control system to improve safety.

Driving Experience

What the 2013 Suzuki SX4 SportBack doesn't offer in sheer size, it makes up for in power. The 2.0-liter engine is capable of 140 horsepower. The wide track in a solidly built body provides strong, firm handling. One disadvantage of a vehicle with this solidity, however, is weight. Because this is a heavier vehicle than others in its size range, there is some dip in the fuel economy. When driving over slippery terrain, the all-wheel drive capability provides traction and stability.

This vehicle offers a sporty ride. This in no way implies an uncomfortable ride, however. The study and sharp steering of this vehicle make it a fun option. One fantastic feature is the optional Smart Key system. This is the next level of the keyless entry option. Drivers do not even need to make contact with their vehicle in order to unlock the doors and even start the ignition. The system senses when the key has come within a certain vicinity of the vehicle and automatically allows entry and optionally starts the car.

Key Competitors For The 2013 Suzuki SX4

  • Ford Fiesta
  • Honda Fit
  • Nissan Versa
  • Scion xD



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2013 Suzuki SX4 Specifications

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2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
23 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
33 MPG
150 hp @ 6200rpm
140 ft lb of torque @ 4000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
36,000 miles / 36 months
100,000 miles / 84 months
Unlimited miles / 36 months
36,000 miles / 36 months
Recall Date
Suzuki del Caribe (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2013 SX4 vehicles manufactured December 26, 2012, through February 4, 2013 and equipped with a continuously variable transmission. The bolts that fasten the drive plate to the torque converter may not have been installed with sufficient torque and may loosen and come out.
If the bolts detach they can get caught between the drive plate and cylinder block, which may cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the torque converter bolts, tightening them as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on January 7, 2014. Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-800-572-1490. Suzuki's recall number is VE.
Potential Units Affected
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.

Recall Date
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 SX4 vehicles manufactured July 16, 2009, to November 1, 2012, and 2010-2013 Kizashi vehicles manufactured October 13, 2009, to October 31, 2012. The shift selector can be moved out of the "Park" position without depressing the brake pedal.
If the shift selector is moved out of the "Park" position while the brake pedal is not depressed, the vehicle may unexpectedly roll, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shift selector assembly and inspect, and if necessary, replace the shift knob, free of charge. The recall began January 16, 2015. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-714-996-7040. Suzuki's number for this recall is VL.
Potential Units Affected
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc.

NHTSA Rating Front Driver
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
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NHTSA Rating Overall
NHTSA Rating Rollover
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
IIHS Overall Side Crash
IIHS Rear Crash
IIHS Roof Strength
IIHS Front Small Overlap

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