The SX4 Crossover exterior expresses a bold attitude that appeals to younger buyers seeking something different from the ordinary small car. In concert with Italian design house Italdesign, and to fuse the vitality of sport utility vehicles with the elegance of passenger cars, Suzuki created a handsome, versatile car that delivers a poise and attitude far beyond the SX4 Crossover's compact size. The SX4 Crossover's cool factor was backed up by sharp design and lots of content, so Kelley Blue Book included it in its 2007 list of "Top 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000."
The body features a low, rising waistline and triangular-shaped windows forward of the A-pillar, gracing the SX4 Crossover with a sporty wedge shape indicative of its outstanding dynamic performance. The front and rear silver bumper cover plates, black fender flare moldings, roof rails, wide track and strong fender design also add to the appearance of traction and dynamic performance. The exterior dimensions provide outstanding maneuverability for crowded city streets and parking areas. The design is pure Suzuki - exciting, multi-dimensional and playful.
The SX4 Crossover was selected as one of five vehicles in the economy priced category for Ward's AutoWorld "Ward's Interior of the Year" thanks to its ideal balance of bold and refined elements. A functional and high-tech center panel offers large, circular controls flanked by modern aluminum-colored trim. Instruments and controls seem to float as they are backlit by contemporary, high-tech red lighting, and the ergonomic design of the instrument cluster and dashboard provides
clear views of the meters and easy access to the controls for a true driver-oriented cabin. The sporty cockpit theme extends throughout the cabin with a dark interior featuring black cloth for a look both sharp and refined.
The attractive center stack contains a standard AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with four speakers or a six-disc in-dash CD AM/FM/MP3 audio system with nine speakers, including subwoofer (Touring trim). Both audio systems are XM Satellite Radio-capable. Customers who want the convenience of a fully integrated iPod3 system can purchase an iPod interface from their Suzuki dealers. Once the device is plugged in, it works seamlessly through the radio - or the steering-wheel-integrated controls - and playlists and each song's information appear on the audio display.
With seating for five, the SX4 Crossover offers both utility and style. The efficient interior dimensions provide comfort for both driver and passengers, and offer generous legroom and shoulder room, even for the rear-seat passengers. The SX4 Crossover's 90.0 cubic feet of interior space is comparable to that of the Subaru Impreza wagon and Audi A3. The SX4 Crossover also features wide door openings for ease of entry and egress, and theater-style seating for the rear passengers.
Practical rear 60/40 split-folding seats allow for stowage of longer items. The second-row seats also can tumble forward for maximum cargo carrying ability. Luggage room is 16 cubic feet and increases to 43 cubic feet with the rear seats folded forward. Additionally, there are many discreet storage compartments located throughout the cabin, and all the doors feature large pockets and bottle holders for added convenience.
Trim Levels and Packages
Named one of the "Top 10 Best Back-To-School" cars by Kelley Blue Book because of its safety, styling and performance attributes, the 2008 Suzuki SX4 Crossover comes in one content-packed trim level with two optional packages. All three - base, Convenience and Touring - are available with either a manual or automatic transmission and include standard i-AWD.
The SX4 Crossover's standard features include six airbags, four-wheel ABS with EBD, tire pressure monitoring system, front seatbelt pretentioners, power windows, locks and mirrors, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, AM/FM/CD/MP3 XM Satellite Radio-ready audio system with four speakers, tilt steering wheel, 16-inch alloy wheels, trip computer, fender flares, bumper cover plates and black roof rails, just to list a few. The starting MSRP for the five-door SX4 Crossover is $15,270.
The Convenience Package adds automatic climate control, heated side mirrors, cruise control and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated audio controls, all for only $500 extra. The starting MSRP for the SX4 Crossover with the Convenience Package is $15,770.
The SX4 Crossover Touring adds standard ESP with traction control, SmartPass keyless entry and start system, six-disc in-dash CD changer and 380-watt premium audio system with nine speakers (including subwoofer), silver color roof rails, rear spoiler and fog lamps, all for only an additional $1,100. The starting MSRP for the SX4 Crossover Touring is $16,870. Automatic transmission, available on all models, is $1,100. Destination and handling charges are $625.