Used Car: 2009 Suzuki SX4 Wagon Review
The 2009 Suzuki SX4 Wagon has a low reliability score and a short list of standard features. However, the SX4 Wagon has a lot of cargo space, and reviewers liked the extra headroom for taller passengers.
The 2009 SX4 Wagon comes with a four-cylinder engine and either a standard manual transmission or available automatic transmission. With the available automatic transmission, the SX4 Wagon gets 22/30 mpg city/highway. Reviewers liked the SX4 Wagon when driving around the city, but said it doesn’t pass or merge well on the highway. When the SX4 Wagon was new, front-wheel drive was standard and all-wheel drive was available. Reviewers didn’t like that the all-wheel drive adds weight to the SX4 Wagon, but they did like that it helps the wagon grip slick roads.
Reviewers liked the high roof in the SX4 Wagon, saying there is a good amount of headroom. They said that two adults or three children will be comfortable in the back seat. The cargo space behind the second row is really high for the class at 38.1 cubic feet. However, 54 cubic feet with the back seat folded is low compared with other wagons. Standard features are limited; not even cruise control was offered on the base model. A CD player, air conditioning and stability control are a few of the items that are standard on the SX4. When the SX4 Wagon was new, the optional technology package added navigation and cruise control. Heated front seats, keyless start and a premium sound system are other items that were optional when it was new or added in a higher trim.
The SX4 Wagon’s reliability score is low for the class.
Other Cars to Consider
The 2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen is a wagon that reviewers said has enough passing power on the highway. The Jetta SportWagen with its base engine and automatic transmission gets 20/29 mpg. For better fuel economy, the diesel engine with an automatic transmission delivers 29/40 mpg.
The 2009 Subaru Outback has standard all-wheel drive and more standard features, like cruise control and satellite radio, than the SX4 Wagon. Reviewers liked that the Outback offered three different engines when it was new.