Used 2007 Suzuki Aerio

2007 Suzuki Aerio
List Price Estimate
$2,106 - $3,930

Pros & Cons

  • Optional all-wheel-drive traction, roomy interior, affordable price, long drivetrain warranty.
  • Soft and sloppy handling, cheap interior materials, poor IIHS side-impact crash-test score, lack of overall refinement.
Suzuki Aerio years

Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2007 Suzuki Aerio sedan may suit value-conscious buyers in harsher climates -- in both Base and Premium trim, it's among the most affordable new all-wheel-drive cars on the market. However, its aging design and decided lack of refinement can't be overlooked. There are simply better choices for an affordable small sedan.

Vehicle overview

After several years on the market -- and despite advantages like a roomy cabin and available all-wheel drive -- the compact front-wheel-drive Suzuki Aerio has struggled to boost its popularity in the marketplace. If you ask us, it probably has something to do with the Aerio's mediocre design, and it can be viewed as a second- or even third-string specialty player in the econocar game.

For 2007, only the Aerio sedan marches on for one more year -- the previous Aerio SX wagon has been replaced by the new all-wheel-drive Suzuki SX4 five-door hatchback. On the positive side, the Aerio's distinctive, aerodynamic styling is geared to appeal to youthful customers. And because it's 3-4 inches taller than most vehicles in its class, the 2007 Suzuki Aerio offers a generous amount of headroom and interior volume for its size. Legroom and cargo space also match or exceed that of most competitors.

Unlike other manufacturers, Suzuki offers just one engine for its compact sedan -- a 2.3-liter inline four-cylinder that puts out 155 horsepower. It offers more motivation than most of the competition, delivering impressive get-up-and-go for a car at its price point. Underneath, however, are more trade-offs: The Aerio's suspension uses MacPherson struts at all four corners, but they don't seem up to controlling the car's considerable body roll due to its relatively high center of gravity. As a result, the Aerio's soft suspension offers a smooth enough ride for freeway commuters but makes the car a little uneasy to drive more aggressively when the road twists and turns.

As we see it, the question is this. Does a relatively low price tag, decent power and an optional AWD system justify the purchase of an Aerio sedan, particularly in its final model year? In such a hotly contested segment, we'd certainly suggest checking out other newer, more refined competitors before the 2007 Suzuki Aerio -- particularly if you're looking for all-around competence and don't require all-wheel-drive traction.

Suzuki Aerio models

The 2007 Suzuki Aerio is offered as a surprisingly well-equipped four-door sedan in Base and Premium trim. Standard features on all include daytime running lights, a rear spoiler, automatic climate control, a six-speaker CD/MP3 stereo with steering-wheel controls, powered accessories, keyless entry, cruise control and an outside temperature readout. The Premium package adds an in-dash CD changer with seven-speaker sound, heated outside mirrors, variable-speed wipers and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

2007 Highlights

For 2007, the Aerio SX wagon has been dropped.

Performance & mpg

All Aerios are powered by a 2.3-liter inline-4 that's good for 155 horsepower and 152 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard on front-drive Aerios and a four-speed automatic is optional; the available all-wheel-drive system is offered on both models, but is only paired with the automatic transmission. Fuel economy is below average for this class: EPA estimates are 25 mpg city/31 mpg highway with a manual transmission.

Safety

All Suzuki Aerios are equipped with front side-impact airbags and four-wheel antilock brakes. In government frontal crash tests conducted by the NHTSA, the 2007 Suzuki Aerio earned four out of five stars for its protection of the driver and three stars for the front passenger. In independent frontal-offset crash testing conducted by the IIHS, the Aerio earned a "Good" rating, the highest possible. In IIHS side-impact testing, however, the Aerio earned a "Poor" rating, the lowest.

Driving

Regardless of which transmission you choose, the torquey 155-hp four-banger makes the 2007 Suzuki Aerio sufficiently responsive for running errands around town or commuting. Although the Aerio provides a soft, smooth ride on the highway, there's a penalty to be paid: excessive body roll around corners, exacerbated by the car's relatively tall, tippy stance. Opting for all-wheel drive settles things down with a touch more stability under power, and also extends the Aerio's reach through all four seasons. In our opinion, that's one of the only reasons for considering an Aerio.

Interior

Because of its height advantage, the Suzuki Aerio boasts a surprising amount of interior room for its size, and passengers will find getting in and out fairly easy. The Aerio sedan offers a generous 14.6 cubic feet of trunk space, too. Interior plastics quality and execution, unfortunately, are below average compared to the economy class leaders. A vastly improved analog gauge cluster carries over from last year, though, as do a couple of additional -- and badly needed -- storage areas.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2007 Suzuki Aerio.

5 star reviews: 67%
4 star reviews: 33%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%
Average user rating: 4.7 stars based on 3 total reviews

Trending topics in reviews

  • spaciousness
  • appearance
  • fuel efficiency
  • comfort
  • engine
  • seats

Most helpful consumer reviews

4.75 out of 5 stars, Great Car
Jacj,

So far this has been a great car. The engine has more than enough power for climbing hills, and still gets about 29 miles to the gallon. I would have liked the arm rest to be a little longer as it does not come out far enough for me. Overall great car.

4.375 out of 5 stars, Beat Car I have Ever Owned
n/a,

I was impressed with how roomy the inside of this car is. I am close to six feet tall and it has plenty of head and leg room! Also, I love its unique looks. It preforms great, though it does not do well on ice as it is a very light weight car. All in all, it is the best car that I have ever owned.

5 out of 5 stars, Best Little Speed Racer
Charlotte Evenson,
4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)

I bought my car brand new the only thing that's been replaced serpentine belt battery Muffler spark plugs very very low maintenance car I love it love it wish Suzuki made newer models so I could continue to buy Suzuki

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Features & Specs

4dr Sedan features & specs
4dr Sedan
2.3L 4cyl 4A
MPG 22 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
155 hp @ 5400 rpm

Premium 4dr Sedan features & specs
Premium 4dr Sedan
2.3L 4cyl 4A
MPG 22 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
155 hp @ 5400 rpm

4dr Sedan features & specs
4dr Sedan
2.3L 4cyl 5M
MPG 22 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
155 hp @ 5400 rpm

4dr Sedan AWD features & specs
4dr Sedan AWD
2.3L 4cyl 4A
MPG 21 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
155 hp @ 5400 rpm

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Safety

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Poor
Roof Strength TestNot Tested
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Marginal
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good

FAQ

Is the Suzuki Aerio a good car?
The Edmunds experts tested the 2007 Aerio both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Suzuki Aerio fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Aerio gets an EPA-estimated 23 mpg to 24 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the Aerio ranges from 11.5 to 14.6 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Suzuki Aerio. Learn more
Is the Suzuki Aerio reliable?
To determine whether the Suzuki Aerio is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Aerio. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Aerio's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
Is the 2007 Suzuki Aerio a good car?
There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2007 Suzuki Aerio is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2007 Aerio is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more
How much should I pay for a 2007 Suzuki Aerio?

The least-expensive 2007 Suzuki Aerio is the 2007 Suzuki Aerio 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $14,299.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 4A) which starts at $15,299
  • Premium 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 4A) which starts at $16,199
  • 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M) which starts at $14,299
  • 4dr Sedan AWD (2.3L 4cyl 4A) which starts at $16,299
  • Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.3L 4cyl 4A) which starts at $17,199
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What are the different models of Suzuki Aerio?
If you're interested in the Suzuki Aerio, the next question is, which Aerio model is right for you? Aerio variants include 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 4A), Premium 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 4A), 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M), and 4dr Sedan AWD (2.3L 4cyl 4A). For a full list of Aerio models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2007 Suzuki Aerio

Used 2007 Suzuki Aerio Overview

The Used 2007 Suzuki Aerio is offered in the following submodels: Aerio Sedan. Available styles include 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 4A), Premium 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 4A), 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M), 4dr Sedan AWD (2.3L 4cyl 4A), and Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.3L 4cyl 4A).

What do people think of the 2007 Suzuki Aerio?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2007 Suzuki Aerio and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2007 Aerio 4.7 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2007 Aerio.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2007 Suzuki Aerio and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2007 Aerio featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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Should I lease or buy a 2007 Suzuki Aerio?

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