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2005 Suzuki Reno Hatchback


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Suzuki Reno 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 20/28 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Suzuki Reno

  • Comfortable, well equipped and solidly built, the Reno represents a good value and provides a more youthful alternative to the Forenza wagon.

  • Safety
  • Pros

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

  • Cons

    Unrefined powertrain, subpar fuel economy, similarly priced Aerio makes more power.

  • What's New for 2005

    The Reno is an all-new car for 2005. Based on the Forenza, the Reno uses the same engine, transmission and underpinnings but adds a…

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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (40 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Excellent value

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Vehicle: 2005 Suzuki Reno S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I bought this car brand new seven years ago. now have 80,000 miles on it. Only thing that went wrong was powersteering box which I could've prevented. For a "cheaper" value car, man does this top expectations. Has rigidity of a honda body (not so much paint finish though). The most standard features for a better price than any car in its class and best acceleration in class (manual). And this is compared to 2005 compact vehicles. Not best on gas, but fun to drive. I will def. put suzuki and Sx4 on my short list. Don't let people tell you they're crap...one of the highest selling cars in the world just not as popular in USA.

Best small car!

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Vehicle: 2005 Suzuki Reno EX 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

So my best friend has had her Reno since 2005 so over the years road trips have been abundant! This car is sooo much fun!! I love it more than anything. I am actually about to by an LX for my commute to and from work. The reliability is beyond expectation, I mean, we have put over 200,000 miles on it in 7 years! She just keeps going. Now, the bad thing is that the stereo system in the doors went out quickly, the fact you have to push down to shift from Drive to park, etc.. has made the shifter loose & you have to press the shift towards the driver to make sure it locks in when turning off the vehicle. Other than that I cannot complain!

My little 'zuki

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Vehicle: 2005 Suzuki Reno S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Bought used with 6k miles on it. It now has over 80k and no major problems. Putting a K&N filter, lighter flywheel pulley and a new exhuast turned this car into a beast. One of the few cars I could find in a 5 spd. My wife and I used it as an autobahn cruiser while we were stationed in Europe. Loved the surprised looks on BMW owners faces as we passed them doing 100+mph! We love this little car and plan to run the wheels off it. It has been dubbed "Road Runner" by the wife because it's quick and fun to drive.

Lights out

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Vehicle: 2005 Suzuki Reno LX 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Bought the car and have only had problems. I had the light harness replace a year ago and just the other day i smelled smoke and poof lights out on a dark back road. Went to the suzuki dealership "same splice pack but the recall was done your gonna have to pay $200." Suzuki has no customer service and besides this my airbags lights have screwed up twice my mastercylinder went my check engine light wont go off ive replaced about everything in my exhaust system to try to get it now i need to replace the catalytic converter

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Deceptive warranty

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Vehicle: 2005 Suzuki Reno S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I purchased this vehicle in hopes of getting an inexpensive dependable commuter car.When driving home one evening the car quit on the interstate.The car was under warranty so I wasn’t worried.I sat in the dealership the entire next day? After a couple of weeks the dealership called and said the serpentine belt broke and caused the timing belt to jump time, ruining the engine.The icing on the cake is that Suzuki refused to cover it under warranty because the serpentine belt is not covered and according to Suzuki it caused the engine to blow up.I disputed called protested, it didn’t matter, that warranty is a teaser, they never expect to honor it.The dealership wanted $7800.00 for a new engine

Fun to drive

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Vehicle: 2005 Suzuki Reno S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Manual version is very fun to drive as long as you don't mind driving the stick. The car is looking great from behind; very sexy. It has great lines and it feels sleek and "in style" even after 4 years. I recommended it mostly for in-town commute. I drove it from Atlanta, through DC and NY, when I moved up to Chicago. I drive it in Chicago and it fits perfectly here; easy to park, easy to move around on short distances. I don't understand why only 7.2 in Editor's review.

Gas Mileage


  • 20
  • cty
  • 28
  • highway
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What's New for 2005

The Reno is an all-new car for 2005. Based on the Forenza, the Reno uses the same engine, transmission and underpinnings but adds a little attitude with a sleeker five-door hatchback body and a flashier interior design.

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