Inside, the SX4 is simple in layout, with no surprises, but its materials and trim look and feel a little more upscale than what you'd expect given the SX4's price. Last year, aluminum trim surrounds were added for the instrument panel, and the large, knurled knobs for the ventilation system are simple and intuitively easy to use.
While the Suzuki SX4 sedan might appear a little too pert and truncated at the back, giving it an anonymous, rather tall look, the exterior of the SX4 Crossover and its sportier front-wheel-drive twin, the SX4 SportBack is much more memorable and distinctive. The two hatchbacks look much the same, though the SportBack has no roof rack, a subtle aero kit, and suspension that's half an inch lower. The SX4 sedan, on the other hand, will vanish immediately in the sea of silver subcompacts found in any mall parking lot.