The 2005 Suzuki Verona has its history starting in 2004 as a compact front-drive sedan, sporting a V-6 motor and a smooth and comfortable ride. Suzuki promotes it as a family vehicle.
However, its engine seems like somewhat of a letdown to drivers because it cannot provide the power of its more gutsy competitors. The Suzuki Verona also displays a rather plain exterior and interior. Nevertheless, being solidly built, the Suzuki Verona provides a run-of-the-mill, but very reliable family car. The 2005 Suzuki Verona therefore meets a friendly reception on the market as a four-door, five-passenger sedan.
Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 2.5-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Suzuki Verona S, Suzuki Verona LX, Suzuki Verona EX
The 2005 Suzuki Verona comes with front side-mounted airbags, while the Suzuki Verona LX includes a sunroof, alloy wheels, and optional traction control.
The Suzuki Verona S features 15-inch steel wheels with all-season tires and a temporary spare wheel mounted inside, wheel covers, and a window-integrated antenna. The 2005 Suzuki Verona LX includes 26-inch alloy wheels, while the Suzuki Verona EX comes with larger wheels and a power glass sunroof.
The 2005 Suzuki Verona features cloth front bucket seats and incorporates safety into its interior fittings with a height-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support. It features some fittings straight off the luxury list of features such as the eight-way power driver and front-passenger seats with power heating capability and the electrochromatic rear-view mirror.
It comes with several storage areas including a front storage console, split-folding rear seats with a center storage console that fits in the middle as an armrest, and an overhead storage console. The power-driven features of the 2005 Suzuki Verona include power windows, power door locks, and remote trunk release. The interior looks attractive in leather with a leather tilt-adjustable steering wheel with audio controls mounted on it and a leather shift knob while, for additional aesthetic appeal, the interior has simulated wood trim on the dashboard and on the door trim.
The dashboard includes a digital clock and a tachometer in an electro-luminescent instrument panel, while for entertainment it features an AM/FM radio with a CD player supported by six speakers. The 2005 Suzuki Verona comes with climate control and an outside temperature display on the dashboard.
Performance & Handling
The four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive in the 2005 Suzuki Verona comes fitted with 2.5-liter, six-cylinder base engine, giving 155 hp at 5800 rpm horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. The 2005 Suzuki Verona’s four-wheel independent suspension offers a smooth ride with no wavering at higher speeds. The transmission runs smooth but its six-cylinder engine feels somewhat sluggish in its start and ability to pass or weave through traffic on the highway.
The 2005 Verona comes with a quiet engine and only becomes louder when pushed to give more power than its 2.5-liter engine can quietly handle. Traction control provides an option on the Suzuki Verona EX and other trims experience somewhat awkward handling that feels almost unstable at higher speeds.
The 2005 Suzuki Verona includes a reasonable number of safety features and competes well in its class. Safety features include front disc brakes and rear solid disc brakes, side-mounted airbags in the front with an occupant-sensing deactivation system that protects children and lightweight adults from potential injuries from a launching airbag. The rear seat comes fitted with child seat anchors rear-door child safety locks. The seats in the front and in the rear feature height-adjustable headrests that take a protective measure against whiplash in an impact.
For additional user safety and overall safe driving, the 2005 Suzuki Verona comes with fog lights and remote keyless entry, while the fuel door is operated from the interior. The 2005 Verona includes an emergency trunk release lever in the event that a person gets locked in the trunk then he can open it from the inside. The driver also has additional safety fittings such as a monitor for low tire pressure and low fuel.
The Suzuki Verona LX and the Suzuki Verona EX come with four-wheel ABS, electronic brake force distribution, and additional safety features such as daytime running lights and an anti-theft alarm system.
EPA Fuel Economy
Suzuki Verona S: 20/28 mpg city/highway
Suzuki Verona LX: 20/28 mpg city/highway
Suzuki Verona EX: 20/28 mpg city/highway
- Good front and back legroom
- Comfortable ride
- Low price
You Won't Like
- Sluggish take-off and passing ability
- Cheap plastic components
- No traction control on S and LX
- Low resale value
An affordable alternative for those seeking a comfortable and roomy family vehicle.
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