2002 Suzuki Aerio Review | Edmunds.com

2002 Suzuki Aerio

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Suzuki Aerio Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 141 hp @ 5700 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 23/30 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Suzuki Aerio

  • A worthwhile compact car from Suzuki. Still a few paces off the pack leaders, however.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Affordable price, large interior, powerful standard engine.

  • Cons

    Missing a few key features.

  • What's New for 2002

    The Aerio is Suzuki's new compact car. Available in both sedan and wagon format, the Aerio boasts a powerful engine, distinctive styling and an affordable price.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 23
  • cty
/
  • 28
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Suzuki aerio 2002 gs

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Vehicle: 2002 Suzuki Aerio S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

Pretty cheap car to buy bought one for $1400 with 95k miles, currently has 98k miles. Pretty good starter car if you can invest the money in it to keep it running. For example: a person who cant consistently pay a car payment ontop of full coverage insurance but can afford to save up money and eventually fix stuff. Car is pretty peppy so I don't know what other people are talking about on the car not having pep. Also seems to get pretty good gas mileage. Hwy it averages about 35mpg city, I haven't really measured.



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Sub-toyota quality

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Vehicle: 2002 Suzuki Aerio SX 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

The quality sucks. I had to have the water pump replaced, engine mounts replaced, right axel replaced, and only have 99k miles. The front spoiler is too low, and got hooked on many curbs. It's trashed and costs $800 to replace. Not worth it. Poor paint job, scratches off easy to reveal black primer on bumpers.




Great car!

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Vehicle: 2002 Suzuki Aerio GS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

I got this car 2 years ago with 45,000 miles on it. I have been in 2 accidents with it and it still runs great. It has 94,000 and I've never had a problem with it besides now-a-days it doesn't want to shift right away when I get above 50 mph and my radio has a short. Other than that it is a good starter car. I am looking to get rid of it thought because I want a SUV.




This car should definately be

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Vehicle: 2002 Suzuki Aerio SX 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I bought my car used from a dealership. Hadn't ever seen any model like it. I was actually one of the first in my entire community w/ this type of car, stopping traffic w/ people asking me what type of car it was how cute it was. So, that tells you something about it's looks. Driving experience has been wonderful. No problems whatsoever. I use mine everyday over 123k now and still great. Roomy (even for 6,4 husband), reliable, works great! I'd want to buy another one if needed but found it's been discontinued. W/ this car's reliability record, this should not be! Bring it back Suzuki!




Love this car

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Vehicle: 2002 Suzuki Aerio SX 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Bought this car because I really like the way it drove. Very comfortable, quick response, roomy. At the time I really wanted a Chevy Monte Carlo, but when I test drove it, I decided on the Aerio. Much more room! I have had this car for 4 years and have no complaints, no problems! It's a great car.




A hidden gem

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Vehicle: 2002 Suzuki Aerio S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Suzuki Aerios are like the perfect secret. It's a little seen car that will last forever and is a blast to drive. It has plenty of headroom (something other Japanese cars like Hondas and Toyotas sometimes lack), has a spunky engine, performs well in winter. I drive my Aerio around to conventions all around the midwest, racked up tons of miles and any repairs it needs is routine maintainence and oil changes. And the best part - they are totally affordable! I bought mine used at 52,000 miles for $7,500. If you discover this hidden gem for sale, buy it!



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Full 2002 Suzuki Aerio Review

What's New for 2002

The Aerio is Suzuki's new compact car. Available in both sedan and wagon format, the Aerio boasts a powerful engine, distinctive styling and an affordable price.

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Talk About The 2002 Aerio

2002 Suzuki Aerio Discussions See all Started By

revka
revka
01-07-2002
The 2002 Suzuki Aerio will be available in showrooms starting in March. Read the full story here: here. And let us know what you think. Thanks! ;-)...


queenpin
queenpin
08-04-2013
Hi Everyone hope someone can give us a idea about this problem. We have a 2002 Aerio SX, we were driving home when we were going up a small hill and suddenly the car started struggling to go up hill, ...


guickg
guickg
03-31-2005
As one of the early purchasers of an Aerio (April 2002), I would like to chime in on the discussion about Aerio's merits and faults. My experience has not been a good one overall, and I would strongly...



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