2011 Suzuki
SX4 Sportback
vs. 2011 Toyota
Yaris

2011 Suzuki SX4 Sportback

10.0

starting from

$17,364

Reasons to buy the Suzuki SX4 Sportback

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OK brakes
Disc
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Has auxiliary audio input
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CD player
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Ample cargo space
43.0 ft3
2011 Toyota Yaris

8.8

Runner-up

Toyota Yaris

starting from

$14,215

Reasons to buy the Toyota Yaris

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Good city fuel efficiency
29 mpg
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Good highway fuel efficiency
36 mpg
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Tighter turning radius
30.8 ft
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Below average top speed
112 mph
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 6.0
2011 Suzuki SX4 Sportback Winner: SX4 Sportback
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  • Rock on in the SX4 Sportback; but prepare to settle for the local radio station in the Yaris
  • The SX4 Sportback's auxiliary audio input jack lets you connect your MP3 player to the car's stereo
Practicality 10.0 vs 8.6
2011 Suzuki SX4 Sportback Winner: SX4 Sportback
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  • Room for more than 4.5x more stuff, 43.0 ft3 vs 9.3 ft3
  • The SX4 Sportback has 4 more cupholders, 7 vs 3
  • The SX4 Sportback offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Yaris
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.6
2011 Suzuki SX4 Sportback Winner: SX4 Sportback
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  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the SX4 Sportback; optional upgrade on the Yaris
Performance 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Suzuki SX4 Sportback Winner: SX4 Sportback
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  • The SX4 Sportback's power-to-weight ratio is around 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 18.1 lb/hp vs 21.9 lb/hp
  • The SX4 Sportback has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 6 vs 5
  • More than 40% more powerful, 150 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 106 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.7
2011 Suzuki SX4 Sportback Winner: SX4 Sportback
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  • Disc brakes on the SX4 Sportback can provide better stopping action
  • The SX4 Sportback has 1 more airbag (including Rear Side), 6 vs 5
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Inexpensive
  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
  • Shorter basic warranty
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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  • Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Road Tests - vs 10.0
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  • Both have sluggish 0-60 times
  • Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
  • Both have a very low top speed
Overall 10.0 vs 8.8

Entertainment System

Suzuki
SX4 Sportback
2011 Suzuki SX4 Sportback
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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Number of speakers 4 vs 4 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Not Available Rock on in the SX4 Sportback; but prepare to settle for the local radio station in the Yaris
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs No The SX4 Sportback can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Practicality

Suzuki
SX4 Sportback
2011 Suzuki SX4 Sportback
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 396 miles vs 400 miles Very limited highway range
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Cargo space 43.0 ft3 vs 9.3 ft3 The SX4 Sportback has lots of cargo room, but the Yaris has very little
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front seats 50.6 ft3 vs 47.2 ft3 Very cramped front seats
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The SX4 Sportback offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Yaris
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Cupholders 7 vs 3 The SX4 Sportback has an absurd number of cupholders, 2 extra in front and 2 extra in rear
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Luxury Features

Suzuki
SX4 Sportback
2011 Suzuki SX4 Sportback
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Optional The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the SX4 Sportback; optional upgrade on the Yaris
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Performance

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SX4 Sportback
2011 Suzuki SX4 Sportback
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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Horsepower 150 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 106 HP @ 6,000 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Manual transmission Both offer a manual transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 18.1 lb/hp vs 21.9 lb/hp The SX4 Sportback has OK performance while the Yaris gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 34.8 ft vs 30.8 ft The Yaris can make tight turns, and the SX4 Sportback is comparable to most other vehicles

Safety Features

Suzuki
SX4 Sportback
2011 Suzuki SX4 Sportback
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 6 vs 5 The SX4 Sportback has a good number of airbags, but the Yaris is just OK (missing Rear Side)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Drum The SX4 Sportback has good brakes for high-performance driving
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Cost

Suzuki
SX4 Sportback
2011 Suzuki SX4 Sportback
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
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MSRP $17,364 vs $14,215 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 22 mpg vs 29 mpg The Yaris has great city mileage and the SX4 Sportback is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Crash Test Ratings

Suzuki
SX4 Sportback
2011 Suzuki SX4 Sportback
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Poor protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

Suzuki
SX4 Sportback
2011 Suzuki SX4 Sportback
2011 Toyota Yaris Toyota
Yaris
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0-60 mph 10.3 seconds vs 10.9 seconds Both have sluggish 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 129 ft vs 130 ft Both have average braking ability for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 18.0 s @ 81 mph vs 18.4 s @ 76 mph Both have pokey 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.76 g
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Top speed 100 mph vs 112 mph Both have a very low top speed

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