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2005 Suzuki Forenza

Suzuki Forenza Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 126 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/26 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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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I love my 2005 suzuki

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

I bought this car for my daughter to drive to college in Tampa while living in Tampa. She put 150 miles of highway driving every day for four years. She graduated and gave it back to me after graduation with 102K miles. There were a couple of highway accidents, two recalls and all the required maintenance checks, but overall this car is outstanding for the price I paid. If it had Bluetooth technology, it would walk on water. I am convinced that this car could not do better for its price tag. Yes, there's that Air Bag light issue, but hey, nobody's perfect. I rate it five stars. Too bad they discontinued making it. It was a great little station wagon with all the comforts of a luxury sedan.




Never again

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

This vehicle has been a problem from the first month of purchase. First it would jut die while driving, then it idled all over the place, transmission (automatic) is rough and jumps a bit coming out of 2nd gear. And now the engine began making alot of noise so I took it in and the repairs are not being covered by that oh so wonderful warranty. I have been told three different causes for this trouble from the samw dealership mechanic. I don't believe they know what they are doing there. I will never own another suzuki again! Poor quality and poor customer service!




Excellence and practicality

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

What a deal. To get a beautiful car that is comfortable, fully equipped, and convenient, not to mention the fantastic gas mileage that it gets. I will never buy another American made auto. I got a100,000 mile warranty, which is unheard of in the American car market and the equivalant American car was $10,000 more expensive.




Rides too low

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

The Suzuki Forenza rides very low, plus there is a obvious lack of respect from other drivers on the road. I feel inferior. The gas mileage is disappointing at 24 mpg overall. I expected 27-28. If I had a do over, I would have purchased a Suzuki Aerio SX. It is really nice and is much taller and made better, in the US instead of in Korea. Or perhaps I would have bought a Toyota Matrix. Also, I have learned that Suzuki dealerships, I have gone to three of them, are not very professional or knowledgeable about their vehicles. I had questions about synthetic oil and some other stuff and they gave me the wrong info. I tried to trade my Forenza back in after only four months and Suzuki wouldn't give me anything for my car. They did not want it back.




Slow at start; good final

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

Well put together. Slow pick-up; 110 +- mph top speed. Automatic Transmission not that hot. Comfort not that good. Lots of pockets for storage. Ergonometrics excellent. Excellent turning radius. Gallons per miles poor. Beautiful design in and out. Good value. Lots of extras for the $. Good sound equipment. Good stability for a wagon.



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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 26
  • highway
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