Friday, May 21, 2010 names Suzuki SX4 one of the "Top 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000" for the fouth year in a row

2010 Suzuki SX4 SportBack

For the fourth consecutive year in a row, the Suzuki SX4 has been named one of the top 10 coolest new cars under $18,000 by

As the editors of Kelley Blue Book’s noted, the entries keep getting cooler each year. The twin factors of fun-to-drive and fun-to-own are considerations, as is the decidedly subjective “cool factor.”

American Suzuki says, "With a small footprint outside, and an expansive interior inside, the SX4 Crossover combines a European sensibility with the reliability of Japanese engineering and assembly. With the least expensive all-wheel drive available in the U.S. market, the SX4 Crossover becomes a plaything (or work tool) on any part of the North American continent, navigating equally well the snow of New England and the beaches around Newport Beach, Calif."

As an owner of a 2009 SX4 Crossover, I would have to agree. So tell me again why people aren't buying more of these things? The SX4, however, is the best-selling Suzuki in the lineup.

This news come hot on the heels of AutoPacific's announcement that the Suzuki Kizashi sports sedan had the highest vehicle satisfaction rating of any mid-size car on the market.

Good job Suzuki. Hopefully some of these accolades will lead to improved sales.

Suzuki Autos


Anonymous said...

You really do have an obsession with the SX4.

Andy Lilienthal said...

I do like it, yes.

Anonymous said...

Definitely a good vehicle, but American Suzuki's dealer network is non-existent!

nlpnt said...

The Daewoos were a big mistake and dragged the whole brand down.

There are two Suzuki Auto dealers within +-30 miles of here (Burlington Suzuki in Burlington, VT and D'Ella Suzuki in Plattsburgh, NY) so they must be spread REALLY thin in the non-AWD-buying states.

Andy Lilienthal said...

As I've said before, Suzuki's dealer network is sort of a chicken/egg situation.

You're not going to open more dealerships if you're not selling cars. And, you can't sell a lot of cars if you don't have enough dealerships.

Kizashi and SX4 are both great cars. I'm in the middle or writing my review of the 2010 Grand Vitara V6, too so you'll get my opinion of the company's small SUV soon, too—whether you want it or not. LOL