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When our Autoblog colleague Chris Tutor spent a week with the Suzuki SX4 recently he came away less than impressed with the fuel economy. Chris only managed 21 mpg with the all-wheel-drive compact. Unfortunately for Americans enamored with the cute little SX4's styling, the current 2.0L AWD powertrain is the only setup available right now. Over in Europe, buyers now have a new option in the form of a Peugeot 1.6L diesel driving only the front wheels. That combination yields a more palatable 44.4 mpg (US) on the EU combined cycle. If Suzuki could offer a similar combination here for something close to the $15,000 price of the current AWD model, they might have a real winner.

[Source: AutoMotorPortal]

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