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New for 2013: Suzuki

9/25/2012
2013 Suzuki Model Overview

Suzuki sells four models in the United States, a lineup consisting of two cars, a pickup truck, and an SUV. The news for the 2013 model year is limited to the availability of a new in-dash navigation and entertainment system, as well as styling and packaging modifications for most models.


2013 Suzuki Equator
The 2013 Suzuki Equator is a compact pickup truck based on the Nissan Frontier. It offers a choice of a 4-cylinder or V-6 engine, 2- or 4-wheel drive, and extended or crew cab body styles. Comfort, Premium, Sport, and RMZ-4 trim levels are available. Like all Suzuki models, the Equator is equipped with a 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

What's New:
  • Suzuki had not announced changes for the 2013 Suzuki Equator as this buyer's guide was written


2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara
The 2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara is a compact SUV built with body-on-frame construction, which gives it greater off-road capability than many competing crossover SUV models. A 166-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine is the sole power plant, connected to a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, with a full-time all-wheel-drive system available as an option. Standard, Premium and Limited trim levels are offered for the 2013 Grand Vitara.

What's New:
  • Restyled front end
  • Additional wheel designs
  • Seat fabrics and available 2-tone color scheme
  • Navigation and entertainment system with Bluetooth connectivity and streaming audio, USB ports, and a reversing camera
  • Additional exterior colors


2013 Suzuki Kizashi
The 2013 Suzuki Kizashi is a midsize, 5-passenger 4-door sedan equipped with a 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. The Kizashi offers front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available as an option. A 6-speed manual transmission is available on a limited basis, and most models are equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), some featuring paddle shifters. The Kizashi is sold in S, SE, Sport GTS, Sport GTS-L, and Sport SLS trim levels.

What's New:
  • Navigation and entertainment system with Bluetooth connectivity and streaming audio, USB ports, and a reversing camera
  • GTS-L trim with leather, heated front seats, power sunroof, and premium audio system
  • Sport SLS trim gains standard leather seats, heated front seats, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, rear park-assist sensors, universal garage door opener, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror


2013 Suzuki SX4
The 2013 Suzuki SX4 is sold in 5-door hatchback and 4-door sedan body styles. The 5-door model is offered as the SX4 Crossover with all-wheel drive, or the SX4 SportBack with front-wheel drive. The SX4 Sport is the sedan model. All have a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine generating 148 or 150 horsepower, depending on whether the buyer selects a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT.

What's New:
  • Redesigned front end
  • Additional wheel designs
  • Navigation and entertainment system with USB ports and Bluetooth connectivity and streaming audio
  • Additional seat fabrics
  • Additional exterior colors