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2005 Suzuki Forenza Wagon

  • 2005 Suzuki Forenza Wagon EX Wagon
    • MAX MPG
      26
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      126/131
    • ENGINE
      2.0L I4
    • MSRP
      $17,549
  • 2005 Suzuki Forenza Wagon LX Wagon
    • MAX MPG
      28
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      126/131
    • ENGINE
      2.0L I4
    • MSRP
      $15,849
  • 2005 Suzuki Forenza Wagon S Wagon
    • MAX MPG
      28
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      126/131
    • ENGINE
      2.0L I4
    • MSRP
      $13,949
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2005 Suzuki Forenza Wagon Review

Exceptional features and comfort make it a nice, economical family vehicle.

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Overview

General Motors added the Suzuki Forenza Wagon to its lineup of Forenza sedans in 2005. It provides a fashionable and compact station wagon estate vehicle with a four-cylinder engine and either an automatic or manual transmission. The 2005 Suzuki Forenza Wagon features a classy design taken from the Italian auto designer Pininfarina. It offers this style at an inexpensive price due to the vehicle being built by Daewoo Motors in South Korea.

The Forenza Wagon presents an alternative to the Ford Focus wagon, Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback, and other similar vehicles on the market but with added inside features and an extensive list of safety features.

The Suzuki Forenza Wagon has become known for its aerodynamic build outside and classy touches inside. It captures consumer interest with a plentitude of factory-installed features that give it the look and feel of a more expensive vehicle but at a more competitive price.

The 2005 Suzuki Forenza classifies a four-door, five-passenger vehicle available in three trims: S, LX, and EX with both manual and automatic versions. As a wagon, it offers extra room for luggage or other items but does not have as much space as similar wagons on the market and suffers from poor fuel efficiency. However, it includes an exceptional 10-year warranty.

The Range

Body Styles: wagon
Engines: 2.0-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual, four-speed automatic
Models: Suzuki Forenza Wagon S, Suzuki Forenza Wagon LX, Suzuki Forenza Wagon EX

What's New

The 2005 Suzuki Forenza Wagon includes front side-impact airbags.

Exterior

The S has 15-inch steel wheels with all-season tires and an inside-mounted spare. It also features full wheel covers and European-designed, dual-cylindrical halogen headlights. The 2005 Suzuki Forenza Wagon LX features a power glass sunroof with a vented sliding cover. The EX also has the sunroof, along with the 15-inch alloy wheels.

Interior

Standard features for the Forenza Wagon S include back seats that split and fold, lumbar support on the adjustable driver’s seat, power steering, power doors, power windows, cup holders in the rear and front, air-conditioning, a clock, a tachometer, an overhead storage console, a trunk light, a gas cap, and rear ventilation. Additional features include an AM/FM radio with a CD player, eight premium speakers, and a nicely trimmed panel that gives off a jade-green light for easier night driving.

The LX adds power outlets in the rear and front, cruise control, interior air filtration, leather bucket seats, and leather console trim.

The 2005 Suzuki Forenza Wagon has a cargo capacity with the seats in place of 24.4 cubic feet and maximum space of 61.8 cubic feet.

Performance & Handling

The 2005 Suzuki Forenza Wagon feels nice to drive with a very smooth ride due to its four-wheel independent suspension. The wagon has good steering abilities and it maintains stability even at higher speeds. The four-cylinder does not add a ton of quick acceleration, but the wagon has adequate maneuverability. It drives with ease in the city but seems less efficient on the highway when passing, and changing lanes seems more difficult than it would be with a more powerful engine.

Safety

Standard safety features for the 2005 Suzuki Forenza Wagon include front airbags and rear disc brakes. Additional features include rear wipers, emergency trunk release, child safety locks, and height-adjustable headrests.

The LX and EX offer an anti-lock braking system, and the EX includes a remote anti-theft alarm system.

EPA Fuel Economy

Suzuki Forenza Wagon: 18/26 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Relaxed cabin
  • Ample front headroom
  • Room for extra cargo
  • Good view with glass all around
  • Good value little money
  • Metallic silver trim
  • Leather accents

You Won't Like

  • Not as good on gas as similar wagons
  • No entertainment system

Sum Up

Exceptional features and comfort make it a nice, economical family vehicle.

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