2009 Suzuki SX4 Sport, a cabin tech oddity

The 2009 Suzuki SX4 Sport packs good performance, decent fuel economy, and a high level of cabin tech into an unassuming package, making it a great value for the relatively low price.

2009 Suzuki SX4 Sport
Read the full 2009 Suzuki SX4 Sport Technology (Navi) review. Corinne Schulze/CBS Interactive

When most people see the 2009 Suzuki SX4 Sport, they don't immediately think about the Japanese automaker's rally pedigree. They don't think about high-revving turbocharged powerplants or all-wheel drive vehicles that are in this car's DNA. Instead, they think of a cheap econo-box, which is a shame, because there is a lot to like about this modest little sedan.

The SX4 offers a level of mobile search data that rivals the best OEM systems. Corinne Schulze/CBS Interactive

For one, the SX4 Sport comes standard with an unconventional, but (as we learned) very useful, navigation system. It matches its competition for handling and outclasses them in power. The SX4 Sport also gets four-wheel disc brakes, 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, and an aero package. You get all of this for hundreds of dollars less than the most base-model compact sedans from Toyota or Honda.

Read the full 2009 Suzuki SX4 Sport review.

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Antuan Goodwin gained most of his automotive knowledge the old fashioned way, by turning wrenches in a driveway and picking up speeding tickets. From drivetrain tech and performance to car audio installs and cabin tech, if it's on wheels, Antuan is knowledgeable. Email Antuan, follow him on Twitter, or like him on Facebook. Antuan


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