2005 Suzuki Forenza Review | Edmunds.com

2005 Suzuki Forenza

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.
Suzuki Forenza Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 126 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Suzuki Forenza

  • Comfortable, well equipped and solidly built, the Forenza represents a good value for small car buyers on a budget.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Lots of standard features for the price, comfortable cabin with unexpected conveniences, solid construction, predictable handling.

  • Cons

    Subpar fuel economy, similarly priced Aerio makes more power.

  • What's New for 2005

    A versatile wagon model joins the lineup. Side airbags are now standard on all Forenzas.

Full 2005 Suzuki Forenza Review

What's New for 2005

A versatile wagon model joins the lineup. Side airbags are now standard on all Forenzas.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

Suzuki...if only!

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Vehicle: 2005 Suzuki Forenza S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

This car is made by 3 (that's right 3) different motor companies. This vehicle is part Suzuki, part Daewoo and part Cheverolet....all LEMON. Don't believe me look under the hood you will see American and Asian parts put together attempting to work in harmony with each other. If you need a cheap car don't look here the maintenance is just too much.

Good commuter for young drivers.

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Vehicle: 2005 Suzuki Forenza LX 4dr Sedan w/ABS (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

I had this car for a few years and never really had problems with it. Like others the airbag light came on but that was its ONLY problem. I wont complain about power because if I wanted power I could've bought something else. It was perfect for what I needed, something inexpensive, mildly efficient, reliable, and simple. This was perfect.

It's a decent car, but....

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Vehicle: 2005 Suzuki Forenza S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

I bought a 2005 Suzuki Forenza with 116,000 miles. For what I need (a commuter car) it ran great. I realized it leaked quite a bit of oil, and the antifreeze was disappearing, and the airbag light was on of course. When speaking to a dealer he said he'd never seen a 2005 Forenza NOT leak a considerable amount of oil. I had it for a few months, as long as I kept my eyes on the fluid levels, it was ok. I eventually traded for a different car. If you're looking for a car to rack up miles on, this is it. If you're looking for comfort or long-term reliability, look elsewhere.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful


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Vehicle: 2005 Suzuki Forenza S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

We purchased this car for our son who was going to college in 2008. We have never had any problems. It is not a sports car or a chick magnet. If you want a dependable gas saving car this is it.

Car is fair.

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Vehicle: 2005 Suzuki Forenza LX 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

This is a nice car but parts are more expensive then usual.Has some major issues under passangers side dash that need fixing.Gas milage is very poor for a 4cyl

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Competent, but uninspiring

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Vehicle: 2005 Suzuki Forenza S 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

For basic transportation and cargo hauling, this car is great! It has been rock-solid reliable at 135k miles. Anything over basic transportation, though, and you should look elsewhere. Although a lot of nice features and afterthoughts are included, Suzuki overlooked many of the basics. The lower dash and doors are soft plastic, which scratch and mar easily. The seats aren't particularly comfortable, though they feature several adjustments. Handling, acceleration, and braking are competent, but feel disconnected. I've averaged 24-26mpg combined throughout the life of the car.

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I am basically unknowledgable when it comes to car repairs. I know some basics. Here's my issue... I went to check the oil on my 2005 Suzuki forenza and noticed a lot of oil on the right top side of e...

I bought a 2005 Forenza brand new, had no problems until the timing belt destroyed many parts. Thank goodness there was a recall that covered the $2500 repair to rebuild half of the motor. That was in...

Gas Mileage


  • 20
  • cty
  • 27
  • highway
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