2004 Suzuki Aerio Review

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Pros & Cons

  • Wagon-body style, available all-wheel drive, affordable price, roomy interior, powerful standard engine, solid crash test scores.
  • Almost no storage space in the cabin, low-grade interior plastics, sloppy handling, no side airbags available.
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Edmunds' Expert Review

As the most affordable all-wheel-drive car on the market, the Aerio may suit a few, but for the most part it lags behind its more refined competition.

2004 Highlights

A 155-horsepower, 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engine; a seven-speaker stereo; and a driver-seat armrest are now standard on all Aerios. LX sedans (formerly called GS) and SX wagons now offer heated mirrors, foglights, a revised rear spoiler and an automatic climate control system on cars equipped with ABS. There's also a new 15-inch alloy wheel design.

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Reliable car with great features
scott morgan,08/07/2010
SX AWD 4dr Wagon w/ABS (2.3L 4cyl 4A)
I bought my awd aerio brand new with 49 miles. It was loaded with climate control and ABS, I paid $15,000 for it. At first I had a minor hiccup with balding tires (tires went bald after 14,000 miles! dealer fixed it with alignment or something and its been golden since). This was my first new car and I am so glad I bought it. I have treated it well and changed the oil every 3,000 and got a tune up(spark plugs and stuff) at 100,000. I have went through some brakes and a few tire changes. The car has 140,000 miles on it and will be 6 years old next month. The car is great in the winter and I hope to get another 3-5 years out of the car.
Very Reliable Ride
Ross,08/14/2008
SX Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
This is the best car I have ever owned. Gas mileage is about 25MPG city and 30 MPG highway. Very peppy drivetrain. Turns on a dime, lots of storage space. Nothing has ever broken down on this car (knock on wood). I have only replace oil, air filters, and a battery. I highly recommend it.
Love that Suzuki!
moondoggy,01/08/2010
SX Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.3L 4cyl 4A)
I purchased my 2004 Aerio SX new in June of 2004 and I love the car. I drove it from Columbus, OH to Cincinnati, Dayton, Mansfield, and Indianapolis, IN as part of my job as a manufacturer's rep until early 2009 and usually got 28 to 30 mpg on the highway. I have over 156,000 miles on the car and have had minimal problems (in fact the only one was the replacement of a catalytic converter), but I change the oil every 3K to 5K miles, and have had two or three brake jobs and one engine tune-up with new platinum plugs plus about three tire (all 4) changes. Even with all the miles it has had very reasonable maintainence costs. Too bad Suzuki dropped this model for a smaller version of it.
A Car For Any Season
13Edge,02/04/2006
SX AWD 4dr Wagon (2.3L 4cyl 4A)
If you are looking for 0-60 acceleration or fast and furious performance, don't get an AWD Aerio. The automatic tranny just won't allow it. The interior is well designed with the controls for everything placed just right. The car is very comfortable for my 6'3" 280 lb. frame. The factory radio is incredible and with the rear seats folded down I can fit more things in this than the old S-10 Blazer I had. This car really shines in bad weather. It handles snow and rain like a champ, and it eats up country dirt roads. All in all, with the interior room, all weather capability, and storage space, you almost feel like you are driving an SUV... except this has more standard features that most SUVs.

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Marginal
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2004 Suzuki Aerio

Used 2004 Suzuki Aerio Overview

The Used 2004 Suzuki Aerio is offered in the following submodels: Aerio Sedan, Aerio Wagon. Available styles include LX Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 4A), S Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 4A), SX Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.3L 4cyl 4A), SX Fwd 4dr Wagon w/ABS (2.3L 4cyl 4A), S Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M), LX Fwd 4dr Sedan w/ABS (2.3L 4cyl 4A), LX AWD 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 4A), LX Fwd 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M), SX Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.3L 4cyl 5M), SX AWD 4dr Wagon (2.3L 4cyl 4A), LX AWD 4dr Sedan w/ABS (2.3L 4cyl 4A), SX Fwd 4dr Wagon w/ABS (2.3L 4cyl 5M), SX AWD 4dr Wagon w/ABS (2.3L 4cyl 4A), and LX Fwd 4dr Sedan w/ABS (2.3L 4cyl 5M). Pre-owned Suzuki Aerio models are available with a 2.3 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 155 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2004 Suzuki Aerio comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic. The Used 2004 Suzuki Aerio comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 7 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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Should I lease or buy a 2004 Suzuki Aerio?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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