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

Owners Rating

4.1 out of 5

Reviews

Owner Reviews

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Common Problems

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

Review 1 of 36

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.6 ddis

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
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.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SX5 4Grip Petrol

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
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.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Tell us what you think about your car?
One fault in 5 years.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
hasnt put a foot wrong
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

41.9
Tell us what you think about your car?
Needed replacement turbo valve @ 59, 000 miles otherwise no problems
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

<1 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47
Tell us what you think about your car?
Only had the car a few weeks.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
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.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Overall very practicable cheap to run and own.. 50 plus when driven on motorway 65/70 mph.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Well built,
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
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
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Tell us what you think about your car?
No problems to date
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
What i exspected when i bought it
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Practical and reliable
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
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.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
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!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

2 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.6 Petrol manual

Year

2015

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Tell us what you think about your car?
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.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

2 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.6 4Grip

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Tell us what you think about your car?
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.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

37
Tell us what you think about your car?
No problems in the 6 years since I bought it.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Tell us what you think about your car?
In 11000 miles of use not encountered a problem. Tyre wear good,
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.6 exec petrol

Year

2013

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

46
Tell us what you think about your car?
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.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Brilliant - would recommend to anyone.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
I love it
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very good,8 out of 10.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
I like japanese cars for there reliability and styling and the after service is good .
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.6 GLX petrol

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

41
Tell us what you think about your car?
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.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
Have had no problems at all with it.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
clutch problem
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

41
Tell us what you think about your car?
starts first time 4 wheel drive worked well in snow cumfy to drive second one of this car
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
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!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
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.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very versatile, all weather car, reasonable size and costs.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

sx4 petrol

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Tell us what you think about your car?
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.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very reliable not very exciting.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
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
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

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

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Does just what i want it to do in a sensible affordable way
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

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