In-depth Reviews

Suzuki SX4 owner reviews

“Although spacious and comfortable on rough roads, the Suzuki SX4 seems a little dated next to its rivals.”

Carbuyer Rating

1.8 out of 5

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Owners Rating

4.1 out of 5

61%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

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Common Problems

  • Electrics (2 cases)
  • Engine (1 cases)
  • Engine, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Suspension (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Suspension, Other (1 cases)
  • Other (1 cases)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 ddis

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
Very well made, always starts straight away, quite firm suspension but is comfortable, always get at least 50mpg (more on longer journeys). Interior is a bit bland compared to some but to me it's fine. Only had to replace items such as tyres/front discs/anti roll bar bushes. Serviced every year. Minor neg is the blind spot with the windscreen pillars but thats all.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SX5 4Grip Petrol

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
Great car with good passenger room although boot space is rather small. Petrol engine is economical although does not feel as though it has 120bhp as it needs to be pushed on motorway journeys (especially with a roof box fitted). Coped very well with snow in the alps (where a lot of locals drive these) although snow chains were not used. Great car for the price although the Suzuki S-Cross looks expensive in comparison even though it uses the same engine/ transmission. Front tyre wear slightly higher than normal (usually every 18 months/ 15000 miles) although putting 4wd into auto has stopped the wife spinning the front tyres by getting the rears to push instead so this should improve.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Review
One fault in 5 years.
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Not the most fuel efficent.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
hasnt put a foot wrong
Running Cost

4 out of 5

prices reasonable

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

41.9
Review
Needed replacement turbo valve @ 59, 000 miles otherwise no problems
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Service interval is only 9, 000 miles so need 2 or 3 per year. Front tyres wear quite fast.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

<1 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47
Review
Only had the car a few weeks.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fuel consumption good.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SZ5 4+4, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Purchased the car 22nd december to day very happy with it . Bought this vehicle because i wanted a small 4+4 or suv dud to the location where i live.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

DDis, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Overall very practicable cheap to run and own.. 50 plus when driven on motorway 65/70 mph.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

GLX, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Well built,

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Broken circlip in gearbox resulting in difficulty changing down to 1st and 2nd even when stationary Particulate filter and regeneration issues leading to car going into limp home mode (5 times in 1 year) Remap from suzuki resulting in poor fuel consumption (15% worse) - ongoing

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Review
No problems to date
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Mpg is as expected

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

sz4, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
What i exspected when i bought it

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

GLX, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Practical and reliable

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

glx, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
A somewhat underated car, which has performed far better than i expected, other than slight rattles and buid quality issues, the mechanicals have been faultless and the car has loads of space and rides very well. All in all a very pleasant car to spend time in.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

GLX 4Grip, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Typical suzuki in that the car feels like new after 4 years on the road. Awd traction is great when pulling out of slippery junctions, and the car has proven quite capable off road. Cheap to run, practical and well made; what else can you ask for in a £6000 car!

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

1.6 Petrol manual

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
At first 12 month service and 9000 miles found problem with rear tyre wear, both tyres, LHR worse. Had 4 wheel laser alignment check done which showed both rear wheels out of spec for "toe in", hence the rear tyres are more heavily worn than the front tyres. Nearly time to change the LHR tyre. Both main dealer and Suzuki technical claim there is no problem and I should rotate all wheels on the car every 6000 miles. This may give some users problems especially if they have no spare wheel only a puncture repair kit. My question is why are the rear tyres wearing so fast if there is no problem - never before experienced this in 50 years of driving front wheel drive cars. Checking website forums have found that Suzuki has had rear wheel alignment problems on several models for years, hence the need to rotate wheels to cover up the problem.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

1.6 4Grip

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
Not as good as my previous Ignis. Worst point is the dreadful A post blind spot. Both front springs broke - common fault. Driver's seat creaks - another common fault, as is the rear catalyst sensor that packed up at 55,000 miles and the ridiculously fragile front fog lights. The wireless ignition switch plays up when a satnav or phone charger is plugged into the cigarette lighter. Aircon compressor leaked. Very poor radio reception. Transmission (transfer box?) whines. Fairly well built and otherwise reliable but usual Suzuki small boot. Probably good value secondhand if you want a smallish practical 4x4.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

37
Review
No problems in the 6 years since I bought it.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Servicing is a little expensive but better than buying a new car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Review
In 11000 miles of use not encountered a problem. Tyre wear good,
Running Cost

4 out of 5

42 - 46 mpg is good for vehicle type. The servicing cost is high due to 9k interval.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.6 exec petrol

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

46
Review
cheap and cheerful...great new price..same as 3 year old quashquai! So far reliable . good driving position. Lacks pull away power for a modern 1.6l engine...once up and running enjoyable and relaxed. Surprisingly good on motorways. Lack of boot space is a bind...even with awkward rear seat manouverability. Looks good in an understated way.excellent ground clearance for our steep drive.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Brilliant - would recommend to anyone.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

GLS, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

sx-l, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
I love it

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

gls, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very good,8 out of 10.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

sz4, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
I like japanese cars for there reliability and styling and the after service is good .

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.6 GLX petrol

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

41
Review
Fitted towbar for light usage, superb car. Room and comfort very good. Very pleased with all round performance. So well pleased that wife has purchased 2014.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
Have had no problems at all with it.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
clutch problem
Running Cost

4 out of 5

cheap service, reasonable insurance

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

41
Review
starts first time 4 wheel drive worked well in snow cumfy to drive second one of this car
Running Cost

4 out of 5

a bit heavy on fuel around town but its worth it

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

GLX, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Really good car, no problems at all with it, excellent all round but it does seem a bit thirsty, although this could be down to the wifes driving style!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

GL, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
My car has lived up to my expectations in every way.I Believe it is reasonably priced, the spec is of decent quality and the handling is excellent too. I would opt for suzuki every time for its reliability,good handling and performance and running costs are very reasonable.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

GLS, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very versatile, all weather car, reasonable size and costs.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

sx4 petrol

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
I ran a Ford Focus for 10 years, I saw this SX4 for sale and fancied it. Knowing nothing about them I looked at the "expert's" reviews, not good but I went ahead and bought it, I absolutely love it. So does my wife, I would not hesitate to buy a later model.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

gl, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Very reliable not very exciting.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.6 GL, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Not the best example of a cross over vehicle, practical for getting in and out of with disability but that's about it, very sparce in comfort, and also a little bit on the thirsty side

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SZ4, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Does just what i want it to do in a sensible affordable way

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