2011 Suzuki SX4

2011 Suzuki SX4 Competitors

$14k car, designed & built in Japan 23 city / 33 hwy 303-435 mile range, gas engine
150 hp 122 cu. in. 4-cylinder 4 stars ABS, child door locks

As well as being compared against other cars, the 2011 Suzuki SX4 is also often compared to mid-size SUVs, sports cars and hybrid cars. The 2011 Suzuki SX4's top rivals come from Subaru (such as the Forester 2.5X and the Legacy 2.5i) and MINI (such as the Cooper )

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the SX4 compared to other car competitors include: it has significantly more airbags (6 vs 4), has standard power mirrors (standard vs not available), slightly more ground clearance (6.5" vs 5") and has significantly more cupholders (7 vs 3).

However, on average it gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (304 miles vs 388 miles), gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (436 miles vs 493 miles), lacks an auxiliary audio input jack, has rougher suspension (semi-independent vs independent) and has worse brakes (drum vs disc).

2011 Honda Fit Sport

2011 Honda Fit Sport
$18,480

Significant advantages of the Fit Sport (vs the SX4 )

  • Electronic stability control
  • Front air conditioning comes standard
  • Has an auxiliary audio input jack

Significant disadvantages of the Fit Sport (vs the SX4 )

  • Many fewer airbags: 4 vs 6

common strengths of the Fit Sport and SX4

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 35 mpg vs 33 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $18,480 vs $14,264
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda Fit Sport vs the 2011 Suzuki SX4

2011 Volkswagen Jetta

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
$16,135

Significant advantages of the Jetta (vs the SX4 )

  • Front air conditioning comes standard
  • Keyless entry comes standard
  • Cruise control comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Jetta (vs the SX4 )

  • Sluggish performance: 24.4 lb/hp vs 18.1 lb/hp
  • Fewer airbags: 5 vs 6

common strengths of the Jetta and SX4

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 34 mpg vs 33 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $16,135 vs $14,264
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta vs the 2011 Suzuki SX4

2011 Volkswagen Golf

2011 Volkswagen Golf
$18,765

Significant advantages of the Golf (vs the SX4 )

  • Electronic stability control
  • Front air conditioning comes standard
  • Better brakes

Significant disadvantages of the Golf (vs the SX4 )

  • Power mirrors not available
  • Fewer airbags: 5 vs 6
  • Many fewer cupholders: 3 vs 7

common strengths of the Golf and SX4

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 33 mpg vs 33 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $18,765 vs $14,264
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2011 Volkswagen Golf vs the 2011 Suzuki SX4

2011 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring

2011 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring
$23,805

Significant advantages of the 3 s Grand Touring (vs the SX4 )

  • Much tighter turning radius: 17.1 ft vs 34.8 ft
  • Front air conditioning comes standard
  • Better brakes

Significant disadvantages of the 3 s Grand Touring (vs the SX4 )

  • Fewer airbags: 5 vs 6
  • Significantly less ground clearance for rough terrain: 4.7" vs 6.5"

common strengths of the 3 s Grand Touring and SX4

  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2011 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring vs the 2011 Suzuki SX4

2012 Volkswagen CC Lux Limited

2012 Volkswagen CC Lux Limited
$35,485

Significant advantages of the CC Lux Limited (vs the SX4 )

  • Electronic stability control
  • Front air conditioning comes standard
  • Better brakes

Significant disadvantages of the CC Lux Limited (vs the SX4 )

  • Fewer seats: 4 vs 5
  • Fewer airbags: 5 vs 6
  • Folding rear seats not available

common strengths of the CC Lux Limited and SX4

  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2012 Volkswagen CC Lux Limited vs the 2011 Suzuki SX4

2012 Volkswagen Passat 2.5L S

2012 Volkswagen Passat 2.5L S
$20,765

Significant advantages of the Passat 2.5L S (vs the SX4 )

  • Front air conditioning comes standard
  • Better brakes
  • CD player comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Passat 2.5L S (vs the SX4 )

  • Fewer airbags: 5 vs 6

common strengths of the Passat 2.5L S and SX4

  • Inexpensive: $20,765 vs $14,264
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2012 Volkswagen Passat 2.5L S vs the 2011 Suzuki SX4

compared to mid-size SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the SX4 compared to mid-size SUV competitors include: it is significantly more fuel efficient in the city (23 mpg vs 18 mpg), is much more fuel efficient on the highway (33 mpg vs 23 mpg), costs less ($14,264 vs $39,825), has significantly more airbags (6 vs 4) and has smoother suspension (independent vs live).

However, on average it has much less cargo space (15.5 ft3 vs 56.5 ft3), is slightly less powerful (150 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 260 HP @ 6,000 RPM), significantly less ground clearance (6.5" vs 8.7"), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable) and gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (304 miles vs 331 miles).

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X
$21,220

Significant advantages of the Forester 2.5X (vs the SX4 )

  • Much more ground clearance for rough terrain: 8.7" vs 6.5"
  • CD player comes standard
  • Significantly more cargo room: 33.5 ft3 vs 15.5 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Forester 2.5X (vs the SX4 )

  • Many fewer airbags: 4 vs 6
  • Significantly worse highway mileage: 27 mpg vs 33 mpg

common strengths of the Forester 2.5X and SX4

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 27 mpg vs 33 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 21 mpg vs 23 mpg
  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 34.4 ft vs 34.8 ft
arrow Compare the 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X vs the 2011 Suzuki SX4

2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara
$19,814

Significant advantages of the Grand Vitara (vs the SX4 )

  • Much more cargo room: 70.8 ft3 vs 15.5 ft3
  • CD player comes standard
  • Front air conditioning comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Grand Vitara (vs the SX4 )

  • Much worse highway mileage: 26 mpg vs 33 mpg
  • Worse city mileage: 19 mpg vs 23 mpg
  • Significantly fewer airbags: 5 vs 6

common strengths of the Grand Vitara and SX4

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 26 mpg vs 33 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $19,814 vs $14,264
  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
arrow Compare the Grand Vitara vs the SX4

2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport

2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport
$22,845

Significant advantages of the Wrangler Sport (vs the SX4 )

  • Much more ground clearance for rough terrain: 8.8" vs 6.5"
  • Much more cargo room: 56.5 ft3 vs 15.5 ft3
  • CD player comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Wrangler Sport (vs the SX4 )

  • Much worse highway mileage: 19 mpg vs 33 mpg
  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent
  • Many fewer airbags: 3 vs 6

common strengths of the Wrangler Sport and SX4

  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 34.9 ft vs 34.8 ft
  • Inexpensive: $22,845 vs $14,264
  • More gears: 6 vs 6
arrow Compare the 2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport vs the 2011 Suzuki SX4

2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Honda CR-V
$23,405

Significant advantages of the CR-V (vs the SX4 )

  • Much more cargo room: 72.9 ft3 vs 15.5 ft3
  • CD player comes standard
  • Electronic stability control

Significant disadvantages of the CR-V (vs the SX4 )

  • Significantly worse highway mileage: 28 mpg vs 33 mpg
  • Significantly wider turning radius: 37.8 ft vs 34.8 ft
  • Significantly fewer airbags: 5 vs 6

common strengths of the CR-V and SX4

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 28 mpg vs 33 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 21 mpg vs 23 mpg
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 123 ft vs 129 ft
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda CR-V vs the 2011 Suzuki SX4

2012 Volvo XC60 T6

2012 Volvo XC60 T6
$39,825

Significant advantages of the XC60 T6 (vs the SX4 )

  • Much more cargo room: 67.4 ft3 vs 15.5 ft3
  • Much more ground clearance for rough terrain: 9.1" vs 6.5"
  • Much more powerful: 300 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 150 HP @ 6,200 RPM

Significant disadvantages of the XC60 T6 (vs the SX4 )

  • Much worse highway mileage: 22 mpg vs 33 mpg
  • Significantly worse city mileage: 17 mpg vs 23 mpg
  • Significantly wider turning radius: 38.4 ft vs 34.8 ft

common strengths of the XC60 T6 and SX4

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • More gears: 6 vs 6
arrow Compare the 2012 Volvo XC60 T6 vs the 2011 Suzuki SX4

2011 Nissan Murano

2011 Nissan Murano
$47,200

Significant advantages of the Murano (vs the SX4 )

  • CD player comes standard
  • Significantly more powerful: 260 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 150 HP @ 6,200 RPM
  • More ground clearance for rough terrain: 7.3" vs 6.5"

Significant disadvantages of the Murano (vs the SX4 )

  • Much worse highway mileage: 23 mpg vs 33 mpg
  • Much more expensive: $47,200 vs $14,264
  • Significantly worse city mileage: 18 mpg vs 23 mpg

common strengths of the Murano and SX4

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
arrow Compare the 2011 Nissan Murano vs the 2011 Suzuki SX4

compared to sports car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the SX4 compared to sports car competitors include: it has slightly more cargo space (15.5 ft3 vs 8.0 ft3), has significantly more spacious back seats (41.1 ft3 vs 28.4 ft3), has standard folding rear seats (standard vs not available), has significantly more airbags (6 vs 4) and much more ground clearance (6.5" vs 4.5").

However, on average it only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs turbocharger), much slower 0-60 time (10.3 seconds vs 6.8 seconds), significantly longer braking distance from 60mph (129 ft vs 113 ft), significantly slower 1/4 mile time (18.0 s s @ 81.0 mph mph vs 15.2 s s @ 90.3 mph mph) and significantly lower top speed (100 mph vs 149 mph).

2011 MINI Cooper

2011 MINI Cooper
$20,100

Significant advantages of the Cooper (vs the SX4 )

  • Higher top speed: 124 mph vs 100 mph
  • Better brakes
  • Electronic stability control

Significant disadvantages of the Cooper (vs the SX4 )

  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 28.4 ft3 vs 41.1 ft3
  • Significantly less cargo room: 5.7 ft3 vs 15.5 ft3
  • Much less ground clearance for rough terrain: 4.5" vs 6.5"

common strengths of the Cooper and SX4

  • Very fuel efficient in the city: 29 mpg vs 23 mpg
  • Very fuel efficient on the highway: 37 mpg vs 33 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $20,100 vs $14,264
arrow Compare the 2011 MINI Cooper vs the 2011 Suzuki SX4

2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T

2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T
$25,350

Significant advantages of the Genesis Coupe 2.0T (vs the SX4 )

  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 6.8 seconds vs 10.3 seconds
  • Genesis Coupe 2.0T's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Much higher top speed: 149 mph vs 100 mph

Significant disadvantages of the Genesis Coupe 2.0T (vs the SX4 )

  • More cramped back seats: 32.0 ft3 vs 41.1 ft3
  • Wider turning radius: 37.4 ft vs 34.8 ft
  • Folding rear seats not available

common strengths of the Genesis Coupe 2.0T and SX4

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 30 mpg vs 33 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 21 mpg vs 23 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $25,350 vs $14,264
arrow Compare the 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T vs the 2011 Suzuki SX4

2012 BMW 135i

2012 BMW 135i
$44,675

Significant advantages of the 135i (vs the SX4 )

  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 5.2 seconds vs 10.3 seconds
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 13.8 s s @ 104.0 mph mph vs 18.0 s s @ 81.0 mph mph
  • Much higher top speed: 155 mph vs 100 mph

Significant disadvantages of the 135i (vs the SX4 )

  • Worse highway mileage: 28 mpg vs 33 mpg
  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 28.3 ft3 vs 41.1 ft3
  • Worse city mileage: 19 mpg vs 23 mpg

common strengths of the 135i and SX4

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 28 mpg vs 33 mpg
  • Both have good airbag coverage: 5 vs 6
  • Number of rows of seating: 2 vs 2
arrow Compare the 2012 BMW 135i vs the 2011 Suzuki SX4

2012 Honda Civic Si

2012 Honda Civic Si
$22,975

Significant advantages of the Civic Si (vs the SX4 )

  • Better brakes
  • Electronic stability control
  • CD player comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Civic Si (vs the SX4 )

  • More cramped back seats: 31.9 ft3 vs 41.1 ft3
  • Many fewer cupholders: 4 vs 7
  • Child door locks must be bought separately

common strengths of the Civic Si and SX4

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 31 mpg vs 33 mpg
  • Both very efficient in the city: 22 mpg vs 23 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $22,975 vs $14,264
arrow Compare the 2012 Honda Civic Si vs the 2011 Suzuki SX4

compared to hybrid car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the SX4 compared to hybrid car competitors include: it costs less ($14,264 vs $29,395), is slightly sportier (18.1 lb/hp vs 22.7 lb/hp), has much more gears (6 vs continuously variable), has standard power outlets (standard vs not available) and has standard power mirrors (standard vs not available).

However, on average it is significantly less fuel efficient in the city (23 mpg vs 51 mpg), is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (33 mpg vs 48 mpg), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), is not a hybrid car and gets much less from a tank of gas in the city (304 miles vs 607 miles).

2011 Lexus CT 200h

2011 Lexus CT 200h
$29,995

Significant advantages of the CT 200h (vs the SX4 )

  • Electronic stability control
  • Hybrid
  • CD player comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the CT 200h (vs the SX4 )

  • Power outlets not available
  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 6
  • Child door locks must be bought separately

common strengths of the CT 200h and SX4

  • Both have good airbag coverage: 7 vs 6
arrow Compare the 2011 Lexus CT 200h vs the 2011 Suzuki SX4

2011 Toyota Prius Three

2011 Toyota Prius Three
$25,280

Significant advantages of the Prius Three (vs the SX4 )

  • Electronic stability control
  • Hybrid
  • CD player comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Prius Three (vs the SX4 )

  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 6
  • Significantly fewer cupholders: 4 vs 7

common strengths of the Prius Three and SX4

  • Inexpensive: $25,280 vs $14,264
  • Both have good airbag coverage: 6 vs 6
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Prius Three vs the 2011 Suzuki SX4

2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid
$29,395

Significant advantages of the Fusion Hybrid (vs the SX4 )

  • Hybrid
  • CD player comes standard
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 697 miles vs 304 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Fusion Hybrid (vs the SX4 )

  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 6
  • Fewer airbags: 5 vs 6
  • Folding rear seats not available

common strengths of the Fusion Hybrid and SX4

  • Inexpensive: $29,395 vs $14,264
  • Both vehicles have above average braking abilities for this class of vehicle: 127 ft vs 129 ft
arrow Compare the 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid vs the 2011 Suzuki SX4