2005 Reno

Consumer Reviews

2005 Suzuki Reno

$2,388 - $5,856  MSRP Range
2005 Suzuki Reno

Review Score

4.2 out of 5 stars

4.2

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

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5 out of 5 stars

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

by BC in NC from Raleigh on Tue Sep 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 ever paid for a vehicle. The "Experts" say it should get better mileage instead of the 30 MPG I average,but they don't mention that I can take a 4 cylinder Accord off the line with ease. You will get a 7 year / 100,000 mile warranty,however I have never seen the inside of the dealer service center. The controls and interior of this car are solid ...It does not matter if it was assembled on the space station.The real problem the "Experts" have with this car is that it offers extreme VALUE. Once you own this car at a fraction of the Honda's,Toyota's,Fords & Chevys ...You will never ...I mean EVER...Pay $20,000+ for a vehicle. They are all overpriced and you will know it. Read this review fast...They will delete it soon...

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

Purchased a New car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Great little car for the price

by Working Lady in California from Palm Springs, CA on Fri Jul 30 2010

I bought the car new & now have 45,000 miles on it. Dealership has been excellent. Handled a recall with no problem. Only in for oil changes & replaced engine belt. Heat in the Desert is murder on belts & batteries. Now on 2nd battery. Freeway driving is better than expected. Hugs the road quite well at 70-80. Tires were a special order last year. MPG 22-25 in town & 25-29 freeway. Has been very reliable. When I need quick power, that has been the only weak spot, so I drive accordingly. Would not have a sun roof again; too noisy and too hot when it's hot & too cold when it's cold. Love the power mirrors and windows. AC could be a little stronger but overall best $15,500 I've spent in a long time.

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

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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3 out of 5 stars

Ok to have car!

by Olezhon from Minneapolis, MN on Wed Jun 04 2008

This car is not the greatest, but not the worst as well! Has bunch of features, but for this size of an engine 2.0L, has such as low MPG 29-30 on highway and only 22-23 in the city...

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

Purchased a Used car

Does not recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

I still really like this car!

by yavapai Pete from PV Arizona on Sat Oct 21 2006

I've enjoyed the "Super Red" 05 S Reno I purchased a year and a half ago. I love the solid 30 mpg I get and recently took a 450 mile round trip getting 33 mpg; And all on the unique, for a small car, 14 gallon gas tank! The only slight problem I had with the mushy side to side stiring from high mileage tires, I fixed by getting performance tires and wheels. I agree with the professional reviewers for the most part, but when you think this is their first car in that model, and they came through with an all-around good car, at a great price; I say way to go Suzuki!! Peter W. PV Arizona

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

Purchased a New car

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Hitting the 100,000 mile mark soon...

by bz from PA on Thu Jun 16 2011

I bought this car new, but in '06. It rides great. I drive an hour to work 5 days a week in all types of PA weather. My gas mileage is only 25 mpg though. I have close to 99,000 miles on it. It was in the shop for a busted head gasket at 97,000 miles, so I replaced the water pump at same time. Suzuki water pump was $300! I put 24,000 miles on my car each year - I feel it is very reliable. Hoping it last well beyond 100,000 miles! Nice small car for the money.

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

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 2005 Suzuki Reno

Car enthusiast magazines are quick to point out — with now-it-can-be-told delight — that the Reno, from Japanese Suzuki, is actually assembled in South Korea. Scandal! Further, it's a product of General Motors and Daewoo. Gasp! It even has a GM engine from Australia. Shazam!

OK, so the Reno is an international puzzle. That alone would be a bad reason to dislike a vehicle. Sad to say, for the Reno there are some very good ones.

Puzzler No. 1 is the Reno's fuel economy, an EPA-estimated 22/30 mpg in city/highway driving. The table compares fuel economy among the Reno and several other small four-door hatchbacks, aka five-doors.

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy (city/highway, mpg)*
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