Used 2007 Suzuki Forenza Sedan
Suzuki Forenza Sedan
2007 Suzuki Forenza Pricing
For Sale Near 20146
2007 Suzuki Forenza KBB Expert Review
The compact Suzuki Forenza offers a high level of standard equipment, a low base price and a seven-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Though not as refined or fuel-efficient as the more expensive models from Honda and Nissan, the Forenza is certainly capable of taking on challengers from Hyundai and Kia. With an exterior penned by the famed Pininfarina Design Studio, the Forenza holds a certain European flair considered attractive by many buyers. Although quality and reliability reports appear favorable, the low-cost Forenza still lags behind its peers in offering such safety features as side-curtain airbags, as well as traction and stability control.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you're looking for an alternative to the higher-priced Japanese imports, as well as a hint of European flavoring both inside and out, the Forenza deserves a good look. Add a seven-year/100,000-mile transferable warranty and the Forenza becomes a penny-pincher's joy.
You May Not Like This Car If...
If you're looking for the latest safety and stability-control advances, the Forenza doesn't offer them. The Forenza's resale values fall far from the marks set by Honda and Toyota, and its 2.0-liter engine is not as refined or powerful as most in this class.
What's New for 2007
No major changes for 2007
The Forenza feels fairly solid on the road, with good steering response and a smooth-shifting five-speed manual transmission. The 2.0-liter engine is not big on power, but if it's just you and one other person onboard, the Forenza's acceleration should be enough to get you down the highway and around traffic.
The engine is a bit rough when pushed harder and lacks the refinement found in Honda and Toyota powerplants. The ride is relatively smooth, so long as the pavement remains civilized, and body roll and pitch are held in check in all but the most extreme maneuvers. The 15-inch tires are designed more for comfort than performance, which seems fitting for the Forenza's mission in life.
Color-Keyed Heated Exterior Mirrors
The Forenza's standard heated mirrors are rare in this price range.
Attractive Metal Trim Dash
Attractive brushed-metal trim and steering wheel-mounted controls are standard.
Quality plastics, tasteful trim and large legible gauges highlight the Forenza's handsome interior. Little touches, such as the double-seam stitching running along the armrest, show an attention to detail not found in other compact cars. We were impressed by the long list of standard features, which included a height-adjustable driver's seat with manual lumbar support, a nice audio system capable of reading an MP3-encoded CD and a relatively comfortable rear seat. Interior sound levels were lower than expected, adding a quality feel to the Forenza when cruising at highway speeds.
The Forenza looks as though it might be a new Italian import rather than a Japanese entry-level car. The Forenza's stylish exterior was designed in Italy, which explains the strength of the design as seen in the pronounced wheel arches, curved rear pillar and short deck. Color is an important factor in bringing out the car's design. It was our observation that, in white and silver, the Forenza appears rather generic but, in red, blue and green, it truly stands out.
Notable Standard Equipment
The Forenza features a 2.0-liter engine, five-speed manual transmission, air conditioning, four-wheel disc brakes, front side-impact airbags, rear defroster, dual heated power mirrors, AM/FM stereo with MP3-compatible CD player and eight speakers, power windows, power door locks, tilt steering wheel, split-folding rear seat, variable wipers, rear window wiper/washer (wagon) and full wheel covers. The Convenience Package adds cruise control and remote keyless entry with alarm, while the Popular Package adds a power sunroof.
Notable Optional Equipment
The only available options are an automatic transmission and anti-lock brakes; oddly, the anti-lock brakes are available only on the base model.
Under the Hood
The Forenza's 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is not the smoothest engine we've experienced, nor is it very powerful. There is some vibration upon hard acceleration and better fuel economy might be expected from an engine this size.
2.0-liter in-line 4
127 horsepower @ 5600 rpm
131 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 23/30 (manual sedan), 22/31 (automatic sedan), 22/30 (manual wagon), 21/30 (automatic wagon)
The Forenza sedan has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $14,594, with the automatic transmission it's $15,594 and the wagon version starts at $15,294. A look at the Fair Purchase Price shows the typical transaction price paid for the Forenza in your area, so be sure to check it out before you begin negotiations. You'll also want to check the Incentives tabs to see what incentive and financing offers could further reduce the Forenza's price. The Forenza is expected to retain average resale figures, below that of the Honda Civic, Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla, but on par with the Hyundai Elantra and Kia Spectra.
Suzuki Forenza Consumer Reviews
September 14, 2015
very nice vehicle
This car has only a couple bumper dings
August 12, 2015
This car has been one of the best
I've been having it for about 3 yrs 1/2 no problems always starts even in a he coldest winters no problem I am the second owner and I...
December 30, 2014
Best Sedan for the Money
I bought my 07 Forenza new in 2007. it is still running fine with over 90K miles. i drove it all over the US with no issue. it drives...
December 16, 2014
I just traded in my car, 2006 Suzuki Forenza, for a new car but I wanted to let everyone know this car was a very good car. I traveled...
March 20, 2014
Best car ever
I have had my car for almost ten years now and since I work from home, I have low mileage. But this car rides smoothly and has only had...
March 19, 2014
nice compact car to have..fun to drive
I have bought this car when it had already 93,000 miles on it. It sounded a bit rough from the start, but I was able to have it back to...
October 03, 2013
Great Car for the Price
I love my Suzuki. It is a zippy little station Wagon that had done me well. It gets decent gas mileage, can carry my drum set around,...
October 01, 2013
Wonderful Highway Mileage and Dependabie
I have had this car since 2006 and it has been a workhorse for travel. Very pleased with it.
September 05, 2013
Super reliable, Comfortable, affordable.
Have it since new, Not one problem yet. I've got the manual transmission version. I'm amazed how good it's been. Sad Suzuki is pulling...
August 12, 2013
Great car especially for trips. It has a smaller tank for gas, so it is relatively cheaper to fill. Great mpg as well. Keep it clean...