Used 2005 Suzuki Forenza

2005 Suzuki Forenza
List price range
2005 Suzuki Forenza


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


  • Subpar fuel economy, similarly priced Aerio makes more power.
Suzuki Forenza years

Used 2005 Suzuki Forenza for Sale

Suzuki Forenza 2005 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Used 2005
Suzuki Forenza
Epovo Auto Group
8.8 mi away
Est.Loan: $58/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Comfortable, well equipped and solidly built, the Forenza represents a good value for small car buyers on a budget.

2005 Highlights

A versatile wagon model joins the lineup. Side airbags are now standard on all Forenzas.

Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Competent, but uninspiring
For basic transportation and cargo hauling, this car is great! It has been rock-solid reliable at 135k miles. Anything over basic transportation, though, and you should look elsewhere. Although a lot of nice features and afterthoughts are included, Suzuki overlooked many of the basics. The lower dash and doors are soft plastic, which scratch and mar easily. The seats aren't particularly comfortable, though they feature several adjustments. Handling, acceleration, and braking are competent, but feel disconnected. I've averaged 24-26mpg combined throughout the life of the car.
I love my 2005 Suzuki Forenza Wagon EX
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.
Turning Out Very Nicely
I nead headroom, so my choice of cars is limited. The Forenza wagon fits me just right. Loads of features for not a lot of cash. Nice styling. Great interior. Decent handling. Great stereo. Very practical. Dealer is super helpful. I'm really picky and found a couple of small problems that were fixed easily. It's made from very proven parts from the world wide parts bin, so it should hold up well. Some people complain that the engine sounds like a 4 cylinder and that the car doesn't handle like a Porsche. The same folks would complain if they bought a cheeseburger and it didn't taste like a t-bone steak. This car is a very tasty cheeseburger indeed.
Lasted 260K miles.
I averaged 50K miles a year since I bought this car brand new. No problems until I had to replace the lifters at 110K, not bad. Suzuki recommends timing belt replacement at 60K but I pushed it to 100K and then 200K. It ran great to 260K, it proved to be extremely reliable. There were a few electrical problems, the passenger's air bag light came on pretty early on and the headlight switch shorted out at about 150k. Also, suzuki charges a lot for parts and the two mechanics I took it to knew nothing about these cars. Other than that, it was a surprisingly durable car that got me back and forth from work for almost 5 years.
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Features & Specs

18 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
126 hp @ 5600 rpm
18 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
126 hp @ 5600 rpm
18 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
126 hp @ 5600 rpm
18 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
126 hp @ 5600 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    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
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

More about the 2005 Suzuki Forenza
Used 2005 Suzuki Forenza Overview

The Used 2005 Suzuki Forenza is offered in the following submodels: Forenza Sedan, Forenza Wagon. Available styles include S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), EX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A), LX 4dr Sedan w/ABS (2.0L 4cyl 4A), LX 4dr Wagon w/ABS (2.0L 4cyl 4A), S 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A), LX 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A), EX 4dr Sedan w/ABS (2.0L 4cyl 4A), EX 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A), LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), LX 4dr Wagon w/ABS (2.0L 4cyl 5M), LX 4dr Sedan w/ABS (2.0L 4cyl 5M), EX 4dr Wagon w/ABS (2.0L 4cyl 4A), LX 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M), and S 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M).

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    Should I lease or buy a 2005 Suzuki Forenza?

    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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