No longer one of a few subcompacts on the road, the Suzuki SX4 has plenty of newer competition, some of it highly entertaining in its own right.
There's the Chevy Sonic, one of our favorite small cars to drive, thanks to powerful turbo versions and sprightly handling, and the Ford Fiesta and Mazda 2, both a bit smaller in overall interior space but with road manners almost as fun as the Chevy's.
The Nissan Versa sedan offers some of the same value proposition as the SX4, and a similar lack of frills but from a better-known nameplate.
And for those who need all-wheel drive to complete their driving experience, there's the compact Subaru Impreza, new last year, with improvements in ride, handling, and performance, as well as styling and features.
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|22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||29 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy||28 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||26 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas Flat 4|
|Small station wagon||Subcompact Cars||Subcompact||Compact Cars||Compact Cars||Compact Cars|
|4-Door Sedan Manual LE FWD||4-Door Sedan Manual LS||4-Door Sedan S||4-Door HB Manual Sport||4-Door Sedan Manual 1.6 S||4-Door Manual 2.0i|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|