2011 Suzuki SX4 vs. Its Competition

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Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

Like the Suzuki SX4 Crossover, the Subaru Impreza hatchback comes with standard all-wheel drive.

But the Impreza starts more than $2,000 higher than the SX4 hatchback.

The Impreza may feel more substantial, but the two are tied for interior space.

Those torn between the SX4 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 no longer offered on the Caliber.

Equal to the SX4 in value for money, if not in style and cleverness, is the Nissan Versa, an especially low-priced entry with a roomy, comfortable interior and a well-equipped feature list.

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2011 Dodge Caliber 4-door HB Mainstreet Angular Front Exterior View2011 Dodge Caliber
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2011 Nissan Versa 5dr HB I4 Auto 1.8 S Angular Front Exterior View2011 Nissan Versa
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2011 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI 4-door Man Angular Front Exterior View2011 Subaru Impreza
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Quick Specs
The 2011 Suzuki SX4 Crossover remains the most affordable all-wheel-drive car, while the other SX4 models are sporty, well-configured, and a strong value.
For those focused on getting the most comfort and practicality for the least money, the 2011 Nissan Versa is a market standout.
Standard all-wheel drive and strong performance and safety credentials give the 2011 Subaru Impreza and Outback Sport some meaningful advantages over most other small cars, though poor fuel economy stands as a blemish.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas Flat 4
EPA Class   
Small station wagonSmall Station WagonCompactSub-Compact
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD4-Door HB Express4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 1.6 Base4-Door Manual 2.5i
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4 Door SedanHatchback4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Detailed Spec Comparison
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