2008 Suzuki SX4 vs. Its Competition

2008 Suzuki SX4 4-door Sedan Man Convenience Pkg Side Exterior View
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The Suzuki SX4 Sport is unique in offering all-wheel drive, but several Japanese and South Korean compacts have hatchback models that compete against the Suzuki.

The Kia Spectra, Hyundai Elantra, and Mazda3 all offer four-cylinder engines and manual or automatic transmissions.

The Mazda3 has the best handling of the group.

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Quick Specs
7.4
The 2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport brings all-wheel drive to the subcompact class, along with great visibility and an engaging driving experience.
7.6
The 2008 Hyundai Elantra doesn’t have a lot of personality, but it’s the undeniable practical choice.
6.4
The 2008 Kia Spectra is still a lot of car for the money, but with it’s a bit outclassed by a host of more refined and updated small-car models.
7.8
The 2008 Mazda 3 is easily one of the best compact cars for sale in the United States.
MSRP From   
$14,339$13,970$12,895$13,895
Gas Mileage   
21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class   
Compact CarMid-SizeMidsizeCompact
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan Manual4-Door Sedan Manual GLS4-Door Sedan Manual LX4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport *Ltd Avail*
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4dr Sdn4 Door Sedan
Transmission   
ManualManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2008 Suzuki SX4 vs. 2008 Hyundai Elantra2008 Suzuki SX4 vs. 2008 Kia Spectra2008 Suzuki SX4 vs. 2008 Mazda MAZDA3