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2008 Suzuki SX4 vs. 2009 Toyota Tacoma

To start off, 2009 Toyota Tacoma is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Suzuki SX4. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Suzuki SX4 would be higher. At 3,956 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Toyota Tacoma is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Toyota Tacoma (236 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 118 more horse power than 2008 Suzuki SX4. (118 HP @ 3500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Toyota Tacoma should accelerate faster than 2008 Suzuki SX4. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Suzuki SX4 weights approximately 384 kg more than 2009 Toyota Tacoma.

Both vehicles are four wheel drive (4WD) - it offers better handling, traction, and control in all driving conditions compared with front wheel drive or rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2009 Toyota Tacoma (361 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 81 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Suzuki SX4. (280 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2009 Toyota Tacoma will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Suzuki SX4. 2009 Toyota Tacoma has automatic transmission and 2008 Suzuki SX4 has manual transmission. 2008 Suzuki SX4 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Toyota Tacoma will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Suzuki SX4 2009 Toyota Tacoma
Make Suzuki Toyota
Model SX4 Tacoma
Year Released 2008 2009
Body Type Hatchback Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1910 cc 3956 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 118 HP 236 HP
Engine RPM 3500 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 280 Nm 361 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 18.0:1 10.0:1
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1458 kg 1074 kg
Vehicle Length 4150 mm 5290 mm
Vehicle Width 1760 mm 1900 mm
Vehicle Height 1630 mm 1780 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 3250 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 6.6 L/100km 13.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 79 L


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