2007 Suzuki SX4 Sport 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Nice little car, particularly in snow. Lots of leg and head room for the size. 30 mpg hwy, decent for AWD. Good fit and finish - very tight for an eco car. After 8 months, water leaking from A/C on to the passenger floor/carpeting diagnosed as "cracked cowl" per the dealer; fixed in a day. Revs at nearly 4000RPM in 5th gear at hwy cruising speeds; geared way too high - needs o/d or 6th gear; would help hwy fuel econ and keep the noise down. Seats lack back support- no lumbar option even on high end model. 10 gallon tank is too small; commuting 25K/yr, feels like I'm always stopping for gas. Hopefully long term reliability will be decent like earlier Suzuki's.
Inexpensive AWD. Very roomy for the size. Decent fuel economy. Fit and finish
Small gas tank. Geared too high. Uncomfortable seats. Road and engine noise. Limited dealer network