2009 Suzuki SX4 Features

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A short and cheap options list means that the 2009 Suzuki SX4 is a true bargain. For 2009, Suzuki sweetens the SX4’s features package by including a touch screen navigation system as standard equipment.

The Garmin system is referred to by Suzuki as TRIP (Travel, Real-time traffic, Information and Play). The unit features a removable, flip-up 4.3-inch touch screen display; is preloaded with mapping software with millions of hotels, restaurants, gasoline stations, ATMs, and so on; and is fully integrated into the SX4’s audio system. An optional upgraded TRIP system includes Bluetooth hands-free calling, on-screen and audible text messaging, plus other features.

The 2009 Suzuki SX4 offers a tremendous value, but a few key features are still conspicuously absent.

Edmunds mentions "16-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, air-conditioning, a CD/MP3 player and full power accessories" as standard features of the 2009 Suzuki SX4. Kelley Blue Book reports that the Suzuki SX4 is "better equipped in base form than many its competitors" and says the 2009 Suzuki SX4's "crowning touch is its easy-to-use three-mode intelligent All-Wheel-Drive system (i-AWD)."

Unlike similar vehicles, the SX4’s options do not add substantially to the price; Motor Trend notes that "even when loaded with the available Touring package...the SX4 costs less than $17,000." However, many reviews read by TheCarConnection.com point out that some features are missing from the 2009 Suzuki SX4. MotherProof is particularly vocal when decrying "the fact that there's no auxiliary input for plugging in an iPod—hard to believe." This feature is becoming ubiquitous on modern vehicles, but for the Suzuki SX4, ConsumerGuide says it's only available as a $160 option, and an adapter and a "satellite radio" system are the only stand-alone options on the 2009 Suzuki SX4. Most options for the Suzuki SX4 come in "packages," according to Kelley Blue Book: "the Convenience Package includes cruise control, heated outside mirrors, automatic climate control and steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise control buttons." Edmunds reports "the Touring Package offers automatic climate control, an upgraded nine-speaker audio system with an in-dash CD changer, heated outside mirrors and the SmartPass keyless entry and engine-start system."

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