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2007 Suzuki Aerio

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2007 Suzuki Aerio Review

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Suzuki's quirky little Aerio is not your ordinary economy car. Its tall roofline creates an enormous interior perfectly suited to tall drivers. Likewise, the high seating position creates generous legroom both front and rear. The Aerio offers another unique feature uncommon in this price range: All-wheel drive. While it's true that the Subaru Impreza also fits this description, you'll need an extra $2,000 over the Aerio to afford one, and the Impreza's standard equipment list is not as robust. Unfortunately, the wagon version is gone from the lineup, leaving the equally adept but less versatile sedan. As a consolation prize, Suzuki arms the Aerio sedan with a standard seven-year/100,000-mile zero-deductible powertrain warranty.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you need a car that gets good gas mileage, offers exceptional foul-weather traction and has loads of room for kids and dogs, check out the Aerio. Besides all of its obvious benefits, you'll be pleasantly surprised at the Aerio's impressive standard features list and low base price.

You May Not Like This Car If...

The Aerio's styling is a little funky and may not appeal to more traditional sedan buyers. Being relatively new, it is difficult to predict long-term reliability and resale value.

What's Significant About This Car?

Aerio Premium models receive cruise control and an automatic transmission as standard equipment.

Driving the Aerio

Driving Impressions The Aerio's 2.3-liter engine has 155 horsepower and earns an EPA fuel economy rating of 25 city/31 highway. The engine makes decent low-end power and is surprisingly smooth at highway...

speeds. The automatic does not detract much from performance, and does a good job of selecting a proper gear and not "hunting" with throttle changes.

The five-speed manual feels equally at home in the Aerio, although you may find the shift throws to be a bit long. The Aerio's suspension gives a comfortable ride on par with this class, and interior sound levels remain fairly low.
Favorite Features

Analog Gauges
A nice set of analog gauges includes a tachometer.

Low Lift-Over Trunk Lip
The Aerio sedan's low lift-over trunk lip makes it easier to load large or heavy items into the trunk.

2007 Suzuki Aerio Details
2007 Suzuki Aerio photo Interior

For an economy sedan, the level of fit, finish and content in the Aerio is truly impressive. The tall instrument panel features analog readouts, including a speedometer, tachometer, fuel and temperature gauges. The black cloth front seats are smartly styled and extremely comfortable, equipped with wide seat-bottom cushions and a fairly decent amount of lumbar support. Safety features include standard front-seat side-impact airbags, but there are no side-curtain airbags for the rear seat.

Exterior
2007 Suzuki Aerio photo

The Aerio's tall doors permit easy access and preclude the chance of bumping one's head while entering or exiting, while the deep trunk can swallow a hefty amount of luggage or groceries and can be expanded via the split-folding rear seat. Body-colored bumpers and side mirrors create an upscale appearance that belies the Aerio's low sticker price.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The front-wheel-drive Aerio sedan features a 2.3-liter engine, five-speed manual transmission, anti-lock brakes (ABS), automatic air conditioning, remote keyless entry, power windows, rear defroster, dual power mirrors, dual vanity mirrors, AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3, side-impact airbags, split folding rear seat, tilt wheel, remote trunk release, cruise control and full wheel covers. The Premium trim adds an automatic transmission, heated mirrors, an in-dash six-disc CD changer, leather-wrapped steering wheel and alloy wheels.

Optional Equipment

Options include a four-speed automatic transmission, heated side mirrors, alloy wheels and all-wheel drive.

Under the Hood

The Aerio's 2.3-liter engine runs strong, but is not as smooth as the silky engines from Toyota and Mazda. There is enough torque to accommodate the all-wheel drive system, and it comes on just below 3000 rpm, which means you won't have to rev this engine high before you get any power—a problem that plagues many smaller four-cylinder powerplants.

2.3-liter in-line 4
155 horsepower @ 5400 rpm
152 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 25/31 (FWD), 24/29 (AWD)

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2007 Suzuki Aerio Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.6
Out of 10

Based on 215 Ratings for the 2002 - 2007 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.1/10
    Quality
    7.8/10
  • Reliability
    8.4/10
    Performance
    7.9/10
  • Comfort
    8.0/10
    Styling
    8.1/10

very depenable

By on Thursday, March 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 54,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "very depenable"

Cons: "none!!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have this car since 2006. I have never had in major problems. This car has went excellent in snowing weather. It has a lot of horsepower. I have bought two sets of tires for the car. The place I purchased the car, has a excellent service department!!"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

just hit the 100000 mark and no problems yet.

By on Sunday, February 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 103,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "great car to ride."

Cons: "when going on high speeds you can hear the engine."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"my suzuki aerio has been a great car for me from the start. i don't have any problems whatsoever on the car i kept it up myself and did all the work on it. it's too bad that suzuki is not making anymore cars for sales i was about to purchase a new one."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

GREAT Car

By on Saturday, January 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 204,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Great"

Cons: "Thay dont make them anymore"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Ive had this car for 11 yrs and the only things Ive done is oil changes tires and 1 tune up @ 201000 miles I had to replace lower control arm drivers side , The battery was replaced @ 143000miles and Ive only replace the brackes @ 140000 , This has been great car If I knew that the cars now would be as good as this on ethen I wouldnt mine paying 20-25000 dollars for one but thay dont make them like this anymore I get 30mpg and no rust after all these years I wish thay still made them"

THE BEST car I've ever owned (Ive owned 5 so far)

By on Tuesday, October 15, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Easy driving, reliable, good on gas, durable!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Easy driving, reliable, good on gas, durable, never had any problems with it at all. Only changed tires, topped off fluids, suggested maintenance as needed, & oil changes. AWESOME CAR!!!"

THE BEST car I've ever owned (Ive owned 5 so far)

By on Tuesday, October 15, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Easy driving, reliable, good on gas, durable!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Easy driving, reliable, good on gas, durable, never had any problems with it at all. Only changed tires, topped off fluids, suggested maintenance as needed, & oil changes. AWESOME CAR!!!"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

I love this car

By on Monday, September 09, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 99,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "value economy headroom convenient fun easy parking"

Cons: "slow pick up on entrance ramp"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have loved this car for ten years. It was a "left over" on the lot and I got a great deal. It has been an awesome car the whole time. The only issue I have is the interior light for the clock and the heater dial. Otherwise it has never needed anything. It drives very well and cruises at 70 to 80 with no issues. Not great pick-up off the line but it's a small economy car. I have double dated in this 4 door car and four in the car are very comfortable for short trips and movies. My wife, daughter and I have driven it on thousand mile-plus trips with 2 dogs very comfortably as well. I am into kayaking, mntn biking and video and usually carry tripods, reflectors, mntn bike gear, hydration pack, helmet, paddles and a stadium seat for my kayak. All inside the rear covered cargo area. My bike and kayak ride on the roof rack."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

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