Compare 2012 Suzuki SX4 vs 2012 Ford Fiesta

2012 Suzuki SX4
2012 Ford Fiesta
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4-Door Sedan Manual FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 23 33 $13,294 $13,849
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD LE 23 33 $15,019 $15,645
5-Door HB Manual FWD Sportback 22 30 $16,270 $16,949
5-Door HB Manual AWD Crossover 22 30 $16,318 $16,999
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD LE Popular 25 32 $16,846 $17,549
5-Door HB CVT FWD Sportback 23 30 $17,422 $18,149
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD Sport SE 23 30 $17,614 $18,349
5-Door HB CVT FWD Sportback Technology 23 30 $17,902 $18,649
5-Door HB Manual AWD Crossover Technology 22 30 $17,950 $18,699
5-Door HB CVT AWD Crossover Premium 23 29 $18,216 $18,975
5-Door HB CVT AWD Crossover Technology 23 29 $19,006 $19,799
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 28 38 $12,788 $13,200
5-Door HB S 28 38 $13,634 $14,100
4-Door Sedan SE 28 38 $14,170 $14,670
5-Door HB SE 28 38 $15,110 $15,670
4-Door Sedan SEL 28 38 $15,984 $16,600
5-Door HB SES 28 38 $16,830 $17,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,294
$12,788
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,849
$13,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$231 / month
$220 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Suzuki SX4 remains the lowest-priced car with all-wheel drive, and it's one of the best small-car values for the money. You could do better if you most value space and comfort, but the 2012 Ford Fiesta packs in a lot of style and substance.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small station wagon Subcompact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 49.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.0 50.6
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 31.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
42.6 49.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 52.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.0 85.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 57.7
Wheelbase (in)
98.4 98.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.1 67.8
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
177.6 173.6
Height, Overall (in)
60.8 58.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 12.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.2 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 12.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.88 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.4
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 Compact
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2833 2578
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 4.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
140 @ 4000 112 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA 99J
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 6200 120 @ 6350
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 38
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 4.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.85
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.28
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Suzuki SX4 Ford Fiesta
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Twist Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7 (2011)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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