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8.0
/ 10
On Styling
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$13,765
BASE MSRP
$14,339
On Styling
Suzuki's designers have clearly focused their attention where 2008 Suzuki SX4 owners will spend the majority of their time: the car's interior.
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Cabin has a clean design
Edmunds

Looks like a cute mini-SUV
MyRide.com

mildly wedge-shaped bodywork matches form with function
Kelley Blue Book

Automotive styling is a very particular business, and sometimes this means that design elements don't transfer well when one vehicle (in this case, the Suzuki SX4) has two different body styles. Such is the case with the 2008 Suzuki SX4, which looks pretty good as a hatchback but a bit awkward in sedan form.

The 2008 Suzuki SX4 is "a compact car available in four-door hatchback and four-door sedan body styles," according to reviewers at Edmunds. Edmunds also mentions that "both body styles come in base, Convenience and Touring trim levels." The hatchback is known as the Suzuki SX4 Crossover, while the sedan version gets a "Sport" moniker in place of Crossover. Reactions to the exterior styling is mixed in reviews read by TheCarConnection.com, as most reviewers love what MyRide.com calls the "cute mini-SUV" styling of the Crossover. Kelley Blue Book reviewers report that the Suzuki SX4 hatchback is a "product of the world-renowned Italdesign styling studio" and the "mildly wedge-shaped bodywork matches form with function." Cars.com says the "SX4 Crossover is less distinctive but more athletic looking" than its predecessor, the "quirky-looking Aerio SX four-door hatchback [that] never caught on in the U.S."

The interior fares much better across the board with reviewers, who consider it thoughtfully laid out and devoid of any major flaws. Edmunds observes that the "Suzuki SX4's cabin has a clean design" overall, and reviews read by TheCarConnection.com back up that claim. Kelley Blue Book notes that the "nicely finished and feature-rich cabin" sports a "black and silver color scheme with brushed aluminum accents, clearly legible instruments and well-positioned switchgear [that] highlight its suitably sporting look." MyRide.com also loves that "everything is well placed" and there are "three easy-to-use climate control knobs" located on the center panel. Even the reserved reviewers at ConsumerGuide find the interior of the 2008 Suzuki SX4 boasts "an orthodox dashboard design [that] holds large, legible gauges and simple, handy minor controls."

Conclusion

Suzuki's designers have clearly focused their attention where 2008 Suzuki SX4 owners will spend the majority of their time: the car's interior.

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