Go Zooming With The 2010 Suzuki SX4 Sportback Page 2

July 2, 2010

2010 Suzuki SX4 Sportback

The rear seats are comfortable and there is a 60/40 fold that can increase the cargo hold to a maximum of 54 cubic feet. There are cupholders in all four doors, two at the central tunnel and one at the back of the central tunnel, as well. I found a single 12-volt plug. Suzuki places a pocket on the seatback of the front passenger and there is reasonable space for 2.5 people in the back seat.

Mileage is rated at 22/30 mpg city/highway from the 13.2-gallon tank and my figures were in the high 20s as I traveled over the road and around town. I don’t doubt that one can get better mileage than 30 over the road with judicious application of the loud pedal.

I love the storage space at the base of the center stack, the bi-level open storage and a trip computer that has just what everyone really needs (without getting too elaborate): range, outside temperature and mileage. 

Storage under the hatch is excellent for a car that stands all of 162.8 inches long, 69.1 inches wide and 63.2 inches tall on a 98.4-inch wheelbase. 

I like the fact that you can turn off the stability control for more aggressive driving and that Suzuki considered carefully the size of this car in equipping it with windshield wipers of unequal lengths. A single pass is provided.

With its transferable powertrain warranty of 100,000 miles or seven years and excellent safety ratings of four stars for frontal crashes, five stars for front-seat side crashes, four stars for rear seat occupants and four stars for rollover protection, the viability of buying a Suzuki vehicle just gets better and better.

Where some carmakers just seem to pile on the options and forget about the driving experience, Suzuki has managed to do both in an adorable package that rewards an attentive and capable driver with pleasure. Now, if Suzuki could just give us a more sporting seat to go with the rest of the 2010 SX4 Sportback’s attributes, it would absolutely slay the competition. © 2010 Anne Proffit

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