If you are looking for 0-60 acceleration or fast and furious performance, don't get an AWD Aerio. The automatic tranny just won't allow it. The interior is well designed with the controls for everything placed just right. The car is very comfortable for my 6'3" 280 lb. frame. The factory radio is incredible and with the rear seats folded down I can fit more things in this than the old S-10 Blazer I had. This car really shines in bad weather. It handles snow and rain like a champ, and it eats up country dirt roads. All in all, with the interior room, all weather capability, and storage space, you almost feel like you are driving an SUV... except this has more standard features that most SUVs.
The factory sound system is incredible. AWD makes the Aerio a true all-season performer. The people/cargo room is competitive with most small SUVs. Little things, like factory driving lights, rear wiper, adjustable up/down seats, split rear seat, etc., just makes you think Suzuki actually cares.
A sunroof option would be nice, but from what I hear it's not possible due to safety beams or something. And the tires are terrible. The prone to losing air Yokohama Geolanders may get you 18,000 miles if you're lucky. Everyone I know switches to Kumho's. Maybe have the Solus or Ecsta be the factory tire.
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