Engine Suzuki J20B

The 2.0-liter Suzuki J20B gasoline engine was produced by the company from 2010 to 2014 and was installed only on a restyled version of the SX4 crossover for the US and Canadian markets.

Engines of the J-series: J18A, J20A, J20B, J23A, J24B.


Production years 2010-2014
Displacement, cc 1995
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 150 – 152
Torque output, Nm 190
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 84
Piston stroke, mm 90
Compression ratio 10.2
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator at the intake, VVT
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.8
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Suzuki SX4 2010)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Suzuki SX4 1 (GY) in 2010 – 2014.

Disadvantages of the Suzuki J20B engine

  • The most famous problem of this engine is the oil burner due to the occurrence of rings;
  • There were cases when a drop in the level of lubrication turned into a turning of the liners;
  • The timing chain is not the highest resource, sometimes even less than 150 thousand km;
  • Also, the owners complain about leaks from under the valve cover and pressure sensor;
  • There are no hydraulic lifters and once every 90,000 km it is advisable to adjust the valve clearances.

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