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Review: 2010 Suzuki SX4 SportBack by RoadRace Motorsports

The aftermarket put some more heat in Suzuki's hot hatch When we think of production vehicles that can double as daily drivers and weekend racers, the Lotus Exige, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Porsche Boxster come to mind. They've got to be light, nimble and handle the rigors of the road along with the demands of the track. That's why we had a little chuckle when a 2010 Suzuki SX4 with "Road Race modifications" came up on our schedule for vehicles to review. When we drove the 2008 SX4 Sport, we found it to have a "sporty feel and rather quick reflexes," but the chassis had fairly low limits... Read More

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