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#1 of 110 Suzuki SX4 MPG-Real World Numbers
Nov 04, 2006 (7:30 pm)
Curious to hear what new SX4 owners real world MPG numbers are?
#2 of 110 Re: Suzuki SX4 MPG-Real World Numbers [erics6]
Nov 04, 2006 (7:44 pm)
"Real World" for mine after the first 500 miles is 25.4 MPG. Not as high as I had hoped, but acceptable for colder weather and shorter trips. This with a 5 speed and mostly 2WD mode.
#3 of 110 Re: Suzuki SX4 MPG-Real World Numbers [erics6]
Nov 05, 2006 (6:12 am)
So far ours (Auto) has a tad over 2k miles -- when I drive it to work which is about 550 miles round trip per 5 day week mostly highway it nets me about 28 mpg. When my wife drives to work about 45 miles round trip per 5 day week its about 19 mpg (correct mostly city and she is very lucky)
We also looked at a Honda Fit which has a tad more room and off the line pep. But lacking AWD was a deal breaker and at this price point can't complain. The SUV we traded in netted about 15 mpg no matter who used it so its win for us.
as they say your millage may vary
#4 of 110 Re: Suzuki SX4 MPG-Real World Numbers [1999johnner]
Nov 05, 2006 (4:12 pm)
wow i was shocked to read you saying the fit had more pep off the line considering it has a 25% smaller engine! I do believe you though because on the honda hit part of this forum they say its got pep! and its got alot less horsepower than the sx4 .. btw what is the mpg for a fit anyways? i think they are in the 30's for city.?
#5 of 110 Re: Suzuki SX4 MPG-Real World Numbers [arkainzeye]
Nov 05, 2006 (6:17 pm)
not sure about the fit - we never really wanted it. Due to the fact that we have had a 4x4 for so long and are depended on that feature. And didn't want to spend more then the SX4. As far as power yeah it seems weird that it make a good "number" but feels less? Maybe its just drive-line loss? I'm still thinking Suzuki is using some sort of torque management to reduce power off the line. Cause as soon as its rolling the Sx4 seems very strong for its class.
#7 of 110 Re: Suzuki SX4 MPG-Real World Numbers [arkainzeye]
Nov 05, 2006 (7:23 pm)
Honda Fit curb weight: 2400 lbs
Suzuki SX4 curb weight 2900 lbs
#8 of 110 father in law got his SX4 24 days ago, automatic
Nov 07, 2006 (6:47 pm)
and mainly fwd, about 20-25% city, rest Hwy, and he drives 120 miles per day(alittle over 2K right now).
28+ MPG avg.
He does drive faster than the speed limit(by about 5 MPH).
No cruise( he said if he had cruise, adn dorve the speed limit, he could probably hit 30MPG, as advertised).
Great Car. I hope the rest of the line up, over the next few years, mimics the SX4.... may have to buy a Suzuki myself, then!
#10 of 110 Re: father in law got his SX4 24 days ago, automatic [harrychezt]
Nov 08, 2006 (3:56 am)
good feedback... my thoughts were the same at having (wishing mine had cruise); but I think you can actually get "better" MPG with out it on a small egine car like ours. My reasoning is that on slight inclines you will either start going faster sooner to overcome the hill or just give up some speed for a short distance, which saves a tad bit of fuel. Where most cruise system will force a down shift which I think will burn more fuel?
Then again maybe I tell myself that as no Sports were available - LOL