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.