• (4.2) 5 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,428$6,804
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 26
  • Engine: 126-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2005 Suzuki Reno

Our Take on the 2005 Suzuki Reno

Our Take

The video presentation that accompanied the unveiling of Suzuki's compact sport hatchback at the 2004 North American International Auto Show in Detroit hinted that youthful buyers are the prime target. "Like Jack Kerouac," said one of the 20-something characters in a reference to the author ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Acceleration
  • Rear visibility
  • Body roll
  • Shifter feel

Notable Features

  • Styling by Italdesign
  • Four-wheel disc brakes
  • Five-speed manual
  • Four-speed automatic option
  • Antilock brakes option


Our Expert Reviews

Suzuki's new-for-2005 Reno might be the biggest little car in the world.Well, you might feel that way after driving it. It drives bigger and better than it costs. Much bigger and better.Take performance, for example.When I saw a 126 horsepower rating on the sticker of the tested Reno LX model - the middle version among three trim levels - I laughed out loud. "This thing won't get out ... Read full review for the 2005 Suzuki Reno

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Consumer Reviews


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Don't believe the "EXPERT" reviews! Reno Rocks

by BC in NC from Raleigh on September 19, 2006

First of all I would like to say I think there is an effort to prevent a true review of the Reno from getting out. We have owned our 05 for a year and a half and it is probably the best $16,000 I have... Read Full Review

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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