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2005 Suzuki Forenza Sedan

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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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
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  • 27
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



So far so good

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

I bought my 2005 Suzuki Forenza and the dealership failed to give me a car fax and tell me it had been in a tiny wreck prior to purchasing it. I have spent money on it for 60K tune up, cost me 2K, at least that and the tire rims well they bend easily and cost 150 bucks each and can only be purchased at the dealership. But it's paid for and NO I will not buy another one. I want a Ford or a Honda next time. My car makes odd sounds and groans like I do when I have to go to work. But at 116K miles and going and the gas mileage is excellent 35+ on the highway, I will not give her up unless my little silver money drainer dies first.




Outstanding value

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

I can not believe how much car and extras were delivered for the price that I paid for this vehicle. I expect that it will go up in price just due to how well it has performed compared to other vehicles in its class that cost much higher. I have been very pleased so far!




How to pick a lemon

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

The car was great-at first. It ran clean, and was not so quick but picked up fast. Though I kept the car in great condition, oil changes on time, here I am not even two years later finding problems with the transmission that no mechanic can seem to fix. I used to love the car until it started to experience shifting problems-in an AUTOMATIC! This is very disappointing to say the least.




Janet's forenza

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

My Forenza is eye catching, the ride is good, the handling is good, the interior is good, but the engine performance is lacking. Plus it onlu has average fuel ecomomy. Its feels more comfortable crusing at high speeds. The car has been in the shop twice, other than for regular service; once for the driver's side air bag light, and the second time for the driver's side air bag light and for an entire A/C system failure.




This is a good car

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

The Forenza has pretty good performance, a very good body style, an excellent stereo, stops on a dime, and comes with lots of extras that other models of this type do not have. Go with the LX or EX model and you get what you pay for. They say it has a lot of wind noise, but when the windows are up this car is very quiet and smooth.



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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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Talk About The 2005 Forenza

2005 Suzuki Forenza Discussions See all Started By

a_l_hubcaps
a_l_hubcaps
03-05-2004
2) 2004 Forenza (on sale)...


kat811
kat811
05-17-2013
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...


lngtonge18
lngtonge18
03-16-2005
Again, my point is that Suzuki should have offered the dual chamber airbag to begin with. I'm not saying they need to retrofit the bag from the Forenza; rather, they should have designed a better air...



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