The 2007 Suzuki Forenza has a lot going for it, especially its price. It ranks among the most affordable in its class and has gained some popularity for this reason. However, many auto industry leaders and consumers alike have some problems with the Forenza’s design and quality. In many cases, low-quality materials appear in the manufacturing of this car, and it results in a cheap-looking cabin and less than stellar performance. The suspension on the Forenza typically results in an uninspired ride. Every bump and hole in the road reverberates through the cabin. Additionally, with mixed safety reviews don’t place the Forenza higher on anyone’s list.
The Forenza isn’t all bad. As noted, it has a very attractive price tag. It offers a large back seat and cargo space. Those features can certainly come in handy for young families or anyone who sees space as a priority.
Body Styles: sedan, wagon
Engines: 2.0-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual, four-speed automatic
Models: Suzuki Forenza
No notable changes appear for the 2007 Suzuki Forenza.
The 2007 Suzuki Forenza is an attractive, modest looking sedan or wagon designed to appeal to drivers on a budget. It doesn’t attract a great deal of attention on the road. However, it does come standard with bumpers matching the exterior paint, adding a bit of class and elegance to the vehicle.
Unfortunately, the 2007 Suzuki Forenza doesn’t offer much in the cabin. Suzuki puts it together with cheap materials and gives it an awkward dash design. The good news comes in the back. The Forenza offers a great deal of back-seat space compared to other cars in its class. The cargo space in the sedan version offers 12.4 cubic feet of space, while the wagon with the back seat folded down offers a maximum of 62 cubic feet.
Performance & Handling
When it comes to performance and handling the 2007 Suzuki Forenza has only a few good traits. The standard two-liter, four-cylinder engine does well with acceleration and highway driving as long as it pairs with the standard manual transmission. The four-wheel disc brakes also respond well, though the pedal feels a bit squishy when driving.
On the other hand, the Forenza does not provide the most refined option in its class. The ride quality and suspension feel loose. The Forenza offers very little control over bumps and ruts in the road and can leave passengers and the driver feeling out of control. It also doesn’t handle twists and turns in the road well, and the Forenza experiences plenty of body roll. Finally, traction becomes a problem with the cheaply made rubber tires.
In the safety department, the 2007 Suzuki Forenza doesn’t fare too badly. For front-impact tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Forenza receives an “Acceptable"" rating. For side impacts it gets a “Poor"" rating, however. Government testing results in four out of five stars for frontal-impact crash testing.
All of the 2007 Suzuki Forenza editions offer the four-wheel disc brakes and front side-impact airbags. Anti-lock brakes remain available as an option.
EPA Fuel Economy
Suzuki Forenza: 20/28 mpg city/highway
- Tons of standard features
- Large cabin with lots of room
You Won't Like
- Slow acceleration with automatic transmission
- Lackluster handling
- Higher fuel costs than other models
- Low crash test scores
- Lacks refinement
While lacking in performance, it offers plenty of features at a low price.
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