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SUZUKI WAGON UPGRADED TO IMPROVE VERSATILITY

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For a car with more equipment (including air conditioning, alloy wheels, power windows, doors and locks, a rear spoiler, a passenger vanity mirror, and a remote hatch release), Suzuki Canada offers the GLX trim at $19,495. To get the same GLX trim with anti-lock brakes, the sticker rises to $20,295.

Even with the extra power, Lambert notes, the Esteem wagon is still fairly fuel-efficient. Specifically, the Transport Canada test puts the manual shifter model at needing 8.3 litres of gas to go 100 km in the city and just 6.0 litres on the highway. With the automatic, the numbers rise to 9.0 in the city and 6.3 on the highway.