(4.2) 5 reviews
MSRP: $1,891$6,691
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

3 Trims Available

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Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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