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As previously reported, Suzuki has decided to include navigation on its SX4 Sport and Crossover before you make the first mark on the options list. That will make the $15,999 car the lowest priced car in America to come standard with talking maps. And now they're set to arrive in the SX4 Special Editions that arrive in Suzuki showrooms this month.

To recap, the nav system is called TRIP -- Travel, Real-time traffic, Information, and Play -- and incorporates several Microsoft features. Drivers can get traffic info, weather reports, headline news, stock quotes, movie listings, the lowest priced gas in the area, and directions to 500 nationwide Suzuki dealerships. If buyers go for the expansion module, they'll also get Fodor guide reviews of eateries and nightlife spots. It sounds like an awful lot to do in such a little car, but that's the march of progress.

[Source: Suzuki]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      The SX4 is a screaming value. I've had my '08
      sedan with convience pkg & automatic for 7 months now. I'm averaging 29MPG, this is competative with similar equipped competitors'
      vehicles. One thing this vehicle will give you
      is a high chair like seating position; this thing
      sits up as high as a 2WD compact pickup.

      My suggestion for Suzuki would be to make an armrest as standard equipment, I had to add this
      to mine; this would have been a better choice to
      increase standard equipment vs. a Nav unit.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Just bought a new SX4 5 door FWD/auto and i am getting 24-25 around town and 32-33 hiway according to the trip computer and i have only 1000 miles on the car
      • 6 Years Ago
      I really am beginning to like this new Suzuki. More so than the Fit/Yaris/Versa/Aveo crew.

      But the question is: Would you really buy it over a Ford Fiesta when it comes?

      idts..
        • 6 Years Ago
        The Suzuki doesn't get very good mileage if I remember correctly. (Too lazy to look it up.)
        • 6 Years Ago
        it does get pretty terrible mileage. And from what I recall the awd version only comes in auto. Lame sauce. And yeah, just buy a subaru :P
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm really excited about it too, but I must say that the Fit is the most car for your money today, in my opinion. I do have high hopes for the SX4, it being Fit-like and have AWD. I've heard you can turn the AWD off and run off the front wheels for economy, Brent. I'm not sure what it gets for mileage either way though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I can buy a TomTom for $120. Keep your satnav and give me a turbo.
        • 6 Years Ago
        But if Suzuki didn't sell gimmicky satnav, they might have to build better cars...provided they want to have any sales.
      • 6 Years Ago
      To the person who said the Crossover AWD only comes in Automatic, your wrong. It comes in a 5spd as well and the reason you might not have seen many at a dealer is because they sell out first.

      You can't even compare the SX4 AWD crossover to a Subaru, your looking at least $2,000 more for an Impreza 5 door with similar equipment and you cannot switch the Subaru out of AWD like you can in the Suzuki. Not to mention the better warranty and that the Suzuki gets better gas milage even without switching the AWD off.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Btw, it was mentioned in some car blogs that Suzuki will bring over the fwd SX4 5dr hatchback sometime next year...
        • 6 Years Ago
        There already is a FWD version of the Crossover in some regions... we sell them here at my Suzuki dealership on the east coast.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Definitely good value for the money tho the 3 door version is much better.
      • 6 Years Ago
      23/31 auto, 22/30 man: i love the car but the fuel economy is lacking, i'd buy this in a second if it gave me 25/35.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Actually the new EPA ratings are too unreliable. If you check out fueleconomy.org you can see that most drivers are actually getting from 33 to 41 in combine driving instead of the 26 combine that Suzuki has publish because they have to use thew new stupid ratings. So (not too good in match here) you actually do get 25/35 or perhaps more.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Over at fueleconomy.gov, the average fuel economy of the SX4 sedan auto owners are getting around 36.9mpg...

        http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/sbs.htm

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