2007 Suzuki Aerio

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2007 Suzuki Aerio

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Fuel economy
  • Ride comfort
  • Price
  • Interior space
  • Fun to drive

The bad:

  • Unusual appearance
  • Some engine noise
  • Resale value, especially with 2WD

2 trims

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Notable features

  • SX hatchback discontinued
  • 155-hp, 2.3-liter four-cylinder
  • Available AWD
  • Upright profile

2007 Suzuki Aerio review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Suzuki introduced a new four-door, front-wheel-drive sport sedan named the Aerio, along with a related Aerio SX hatchback, in March 2002. For 2007, the Suzuki Aerio SX hatchback has been discontinued, option packages have been revised and cruise control now comes standard. The Premium Package with all-wheel drive now features a standard automatic transmission.

All-wheel drive became available for the 2003 model year, and a new 2.3-liter four-cylinder that develops 155 horsepower was installed in 2004.

A mild face-lift for 2005 gave the Aerio a new front bumper, grille and fog lamps. A new analog instrument panel was installed, and audio and climate controls on the steering wheel were included. Side-impact airbags became standard.

Exterior
More upright than most small cars, Aerio sedans come in a single trim level, but a Premium Package is offered. Design features such as pronounced wheel flares and multireflector headlights enhance the Aerio’s sporty image. A stubby, ground-hugging snout incorporates a body-colored bumper.

The sedan rides on a 97.6-inch wheelbase and measures 171.3 inches long overall. Large doors are intended to ease entry and exit. Heated mirrors are included on all-wheel-drive models.

Interior
Each Aerio seats up to five occupants on front buckets and a split, folding rear seat. The tall roofline allows a high seating position. The sedan’s trunk holds up to 14.6 cubic feet of cargo.

Standard equipment includes automatic air conditioning, a tachometer, a tilt steering wheel with integrated audio controls, intermittent wipers, a MP3/six-CD changer audio system with seven speakers, air conditioning, remote keyless entry, and power windows, locks and mirrors.

Under the Hood
The Aerio’s 2.3-liter four-cylinder generates 155 hp and 152 pounds-feet of torque and teams with a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and Suzuki’s QuadGrip all-wheel drive is available. All-wheel-drive models come only with the automatic.

Safety
Antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, seat-mounted side-impact airbags, daytime running lights and child-safety seat tether anchors are standard.

Driving Impressions
In construction quality, performance and handling, the Aerio took a big step forward compared with Suzuki’s old Esteem. It’s more fun to drive than most small cars, and the Aerio easily whips around urban areas. Acceleration is satisfying, and the automatic transmission functions without harshness or undue delay. Engine noise is noticeable during acceleration.

The Aerio is easy to steer and control, and it breezes through corners and moderate curves. A light feel on the highway yields acceptable stability, but the Aerio doesn’t feel quite as secure as some other compacts. Its ride quality is impressive even on patched urban pavement, but imperfect surfaces can produce harsh suspension reactions.

Visibility is very good. All seats are comfortable and snugly bolstered. Space in both the front and rear seats is abundant.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

An Old Friend

I purchased my Aerio SX in July 2002, and I have been driving it for over 11 years. It has crossed mountains, driven through storms, and travelled my neighborhood streets week-after-week. Except for routine maintenance and new tires, I have had no "repair" costs. The car is easy to get in and out of; the driver's seat provides excellent viewing and great body/back support; and at 6 feet 210 pounds I have lots of headroom and legroom. The instrument panel is easy to use, and the large electronically-displayed speedometer is the easiest to view of all the cars I've ever been in; this is the only car I've ever driven where I can see my speed safely because I see my speed in an instant, without the need to take my eyes off the road. Road feel, steering, braking, peppy acceleration etc. remain just right. The car has carried five adults, dog crates, and lots of luggage; with the back seats down, my Aerio SX is large enough to carry my huge lawn-mower with the hatch-back closed. Amazingly, the Aerio SX is small on the outside while large on the inside! I wish my Aerio SX would last forever; so far, in car terms, it's almost done that. I am clueless as to why the Aerio SX was not a big hit in the United States; it's been a "home run" for me. Even this year (2013), people have come up and asked me for comments about my "new car" (several 2013 models from other car-makers look a lot like my 2002 Aerio SX: "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery").

4.4

I just love the way it moves!

I bouht a Suzuki aerio 2007 in January 8, 2007 and it feel so good,comfortable ambience inside.you can hardly hear the engine in parking!great speaker and subwoofer system with six cd exchanger! also with spoiler and that sporty look I highly recomend this car for youngters!!!

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