2009 Suzuki SX4 vs. Its Competition

2009 Suzuki SX4 Man FWD

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.

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Quick Specs
The 2009 Suzuki SX4 is an amazing bargain, but it might not meet your most frugal car needs at the pump.
Can't make up your mind between coupe, sedan, or SUV? The versatile, economical, and safe 2009 Toyota Matrix might be the solution.
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.
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   
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
Detailed Spec Comparison
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