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2009 Suzuki SX4 vs. Its Competition

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2009 Suzuki SX4 Man FWD
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The Toyota Matrix, although an aging design for 2009, is a good, practical alternative that may have higher resale value.

The Matrix is a bit more expensive though.

Like the Suzuki SX4, the Subaru Impreza comes with standard all-wheel drive.

But the Impreza hatchback starts more than $2,000 higher than the SX4 hatchback.

Arguably, the Impreza feels a little more substantial, but it doesn't have any more usable interior space.

Those torn between the sedan and hatchback might consider the Dodge Caliber, a hatchback with a more sedan-like profile and some useful convenience options.

However, all-wheel drive is only available on the Caliber in the top-of-the-range R/T model.

The Nissan Versa is an especially low-priced model that comes well equipped and has a roomy, comfortable interior.

2009 Suzuki SX4 Man FWD2009 Suzuki SX42009 Toyota Matrix2009 Toyota Matrix2008 Dodge Caliber SE2008 Dodge Caliber2008 Nissan Versa S2008 Nissan Versa
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The 2009 Suzuki SX4 is an amazing bargain, but it might not meet your most frugal car needs at the pump.
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Can't make up your mind between coupe, sedan, or SUV? The versatile, economical, and safe 2009 Toyota Matrix might be the solution.
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The Caliber has a very practical layout and quite a few innovative features to get excited about, but it's lacking in driving enjoyment or refinement--even compared to its low-priced competition.
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The 2008 Nissan Versa isn’t particularly sporty, fashionable, or innovative, but it offers an astonishing amount of space, comfort, and features for the money.
MSRP From   
$13,299Browse Used Listings$16,290Browse Used Listings$14,965Browse Used Listings$12,880Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage   
21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas 4-cyl
EPA Class   
Small station wagonSmall Station WagonMid-sizeCompact
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD5-Door Wagon Manual FWD (GS)4-Door HB SE FWD4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.8 S
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan5 Door WagonHatchback4 Door Sedan
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