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2005 Aerio

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2005 Suzuki Aerio

$1,388 - $3,204  MSRP Range
2005 Suzuki Aerio

Review Score

4.2 out of 5 stars

4.2

5 Reviews
80% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.2 out of 5 stars Comfort
4 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.2 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.2 out of 5 stars Reliability
4 out of 5 stars Performance
4 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Great Car

by Random guy from Milwaukee on Thu Oct 15 2009

I've had the Suzuki Aerio for a couple years, and so far I didn't have any issues with it. It's excellent on fuel millage and it doesn't cost anywhere near what a Civic or Corolla cost. You get the the same things with the Aerio but for a cheaper price. I just wish it had a little more room in the back.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

HIDDEN GEM

by Selective Owner from Bellevue, WA on Fri Aug 07 2009

I have the Suzuki Aerio SX, which is AWD, and really performed magnificent on the ice and snow winter 2008-2009 here in Seattle, even with average all weather tires! Can't beat the gas mileage (low 20s City, mid-30s highway) considering it's AWD, and the Japanese build a quality product indeed! Elegantly designed interior with every feature except heated seats; super 6 CD player and sound system, on wheel controls for stereo, cruise control, etc. Superb head room for tall folks, hauls cargo brilliantly, and has a truly powerful 4 cylinder engine that nips briskly onto freeways and away from traffic. Sleek design for its category, which led the pack for the new crossover type vehicles . . . have had it from new in Nov 2004, and the others have followed this design!! Trouble free maintenance; no problems. Don't abuse any car, and it will usually treat you well, eh? Have had all the required maintenances, on time. After the headaches of MB, BMW, Cadillac and random other 'good' cars over the years, this hidden gem is a completely delightful surprise!! If you are lucky enough to locate a well loved one, snap it up . . . !! Suzuki no longer manufactures these wagons, which were Japanese built. Many of their cars are now Korean from Daewoo origins? I had a Daewoo Leganza, and found it good, also, but not as fine as this Suzuki Aerio SX!!

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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3 out of 5 stars

love the car, hate the repairs.

by not happy with my Suzuki from Chicago, IL on Wed Feb 07 2007

I bought this car because of the price. not knowing it would cost me alot more to continuously fix things that have been going wrong with it. First at 10,000 miles my alignment had to be fixed, then at 15,000 miles had to do the brakes then the 6 disc cd player went and then i had to replace my tires because they wore so badly from the poor alignment. now 15,000 miles later I have to start this process all over again because all the same problems have come up and the only thing covered under warrenty is the radio the rest I've had to pay for. I'll be getting rid of this car ASAP.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
2 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Does not recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

This car '05 excellent in all important ways.

by Silver-Suzu from Ft. Myers, FL on Sun Mar 25 2018

I expected this to be a bit 'rough' on the road, and for sure it is not a luxury car, but on the cheap, you get the best of the larger hatchback gas hogs, only with super-good mpg. I got my '05 in '17, w/80k miles. The tunes are good, it purrs going 80, and have not had any problems, knock on wood. I even slept in it a few nights, a couple times, and was surprised how easy and comfy it was for such a little car. It packs a surprising amount of stuff. Not super roomy door-pockets or console, but does have room for the things you want handy, including drink holders, and a couple 'hide-a-ways'. It has great visibility, turns tight, and is easy and fun to drive. I'm glad I got mine ( 8

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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3 out of 5 stars

safira's 04 suzuki aerio sedan

by safira from warner robins, ga on Wed May 10 2006

Personally I don't really like the look of the car. However it is very inexspensive for parts and maintaince. I would suggest this car to any college or high school student to get them through their school years.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
2 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
2 out of 5 starsPerformance
2 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 2005 Suzuki Aerio

Remember when your mother told you not to go out with a wet head, or else you'll catch a cold? Wrong.

Some myths just will not die.

In the automotive world, there's a false perception that all imported cars, especially Japanese cars, are superior to American cars. This is not the case.

Just try on a Suzuki Aerio SX for a week.

This car looks like a good deal on paper.

The Aerio SX is a 5-door hatchback version of the Aerio sedan. The car receives a fresh face for 2005, along with a new interior. The least-expensive versions come standard with front-wheel-drive and a choice of a five-speed manual or four-speed-automatic transmission. Opting for the top trim level, LX on the sedan, SX on the hatchback, gives... Read More