2008 Suzuki SX4 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2008 Suzuki SX4 - Road Test Specs

2008 Suzuki SX4 Sedan

(2.0L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)


Model year2008
ModelSX4 Sport Road Trip Edition With Touring Package
Style4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
Base MSRP$16,439
Options on test vehicleNone
As-tested MSRP$17,631


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,995cc (122 cu-in)
Block/head materialAll-aluminum
ValvetrainDouble-overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)143 @ 5,800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)136 @ 3,500
Transmission type4-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)1st = 3.672:1 2nd = 2.098:1 3rd = 1.391:1 4th 1.000:1


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearTorsion beam
Steering typePower steering
Steering ratio (x:1)15.2:1
Tire brandDunlop
Tire modelSP Sport 2000 ARS
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, frontP205/50R17
Tire size, rearP205/50R17
Wheel size17-by-6.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDrum

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)6.8
0-60 mph (sec.)10.9
0-75 mph (sec.)16.5
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)17.9 @ 77.6
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)10.6
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)27
60-0 mph (ft.)126
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)63.0
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.80
Sound level @ idle (dB)48.1
@ Full throttle (dB)72.5
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)68.9

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsEngine is rough and loud at high rpm, no real manual control for trans.
Braking ratingG
Braking commentsLong stopping distance for a car this size, loud ABS, decent pedal feel.
Handling ratingA
Handling commentsStiff ride, high spring rates with little rebound damping, hard to control at the limit.

Testing Conditions

Test date8/5/2008
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)85.5
Wind (mph, direction)3 SW

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)23 city/31 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)24.0
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)13.2

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,745
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)2,878
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)61/39
Length (in.)177.6
Width (in.)68.1
Height (in.)60.8
Wheelbase (in.)98.4
Track, front (in.)59.1
Track, rear (in.)58.9
Turning circle (ft.)34.8
Legroom, front (in.)41.4
Legroom, rear (in.)35.8
Headroom, front (in.)39.6
Headroom, rear (in.)37.6
Shoulder room, front (in.)53.3
Shoulder room, rear (in.)52.8
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)15.0
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)15.0


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain7 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion3 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlNot available
Stability controlNot available
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driver4 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger4 stars
NHTSA crash test, side front5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side rear4 stars
NHTSA rollover resistance4 stars

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