2005 Suzuki Verona

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Key Specs

of the 2005 Suzuki Verona. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    24 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    155-hp, 2.5-liter I-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    4-speed automatic w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Price
  • Ride comfort
  • Highway stability
  • Interior space, except for front passenger
  • Instrument readability

The Bad

  • Automatic-transmission performance
  • Engine noise when downshifting
  • Road noise

Notable Features of the 2005 Suzuki Verona

  • 155-hp, 2.5-liter inline-six
  • Standard automatic
  • Three trim levels
  • Italian styling

2005 Suzuki Verona Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Known for its small cars and sport utility vehicles, Suzuki added a midsize family sedan for 2004. Billed as an affordable luxury sedan with a European look, and available in three trim levels, Suzuki's Verona competes against the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry.

The front-wheel-drive Verona's European look is the product of the Italdesign organization. Developed with assistance from Porsche, the Verona's 2.5-liter inline-six-cylinder produces 155 horsepower. A tire-pressure monitor and standard side-impact airbags go into 2005 models, and the LX sedan now comes standard with a tilt-and-slide sunroof.


Exterior
Wider than the Altima and Camry, the Verona features fog lamps and dual-halogen headlights. The sedan sports chrome door handles, and color-keyed side moldings have chrome inserts.

Measuring 187.8 inches long overall, the Verona rides a 106.3-inch wheelbase. Steel wheels on the S sedan hold 15-inch tires, but LX and EX models get 16-inch tires on aluminum wheels. Speed-sensing power steering and all-disc brakes are standard.


Interior
A tilt steering wheel with integrated stereo controls is installed in a woodgrain-accented interior that seats five. Power windows, locks and mirrors are standard. Padded center armrests go in the front and rear. Trunk space totals 13.4 cubic feet.

Standard equipment includes air conditioning, cruise control, remote keyless entry, an anti-theft device and a cassette/CD stereo system. Automatic temperatu...
Vehicle Overview
Known for its small cars and sport utility vehicles, Suzuki added a midsize family sedan for 2004. Billed as an affordable luxury sedan with a European look, and available in three trim levels, Suzuki's Verona competes against the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry.

The front-wheel-drive Verona's European look is the product of the Italdesign organization. Developed with assistance from Porsche, the Verona's 2.5-liter inline-six-cylinder produces 155 horsepower. A tire-pressure monitor and standard side-impact airbags go into 2005 models, and the LX sedan now comes standard with a tilt-and-slide sunroof.


Exterior
Wider than the Altima and Camry, the Verona features fog lamps and dual-halogen headlights. The sedan sports chrome door handles, and color-keyed side moldings have chrome inserts.

Measuring 187.8 inches long overall, the Verona rides a 106.3-inch wheelbase. Steel wheels on the S sedan hold 15-inch tires, but LX and EX models get 16-inch tires on aluminum wheels. Speed-sensing power steering and all-disc brakes are standard.


Interior
A tilt steering wheel with integrated stereo controls is installed in a woodgrain-accented interior that seats five. Power windows, locks and mirrors are standard. Padded center armrests go in the front and rear. Trunk space totals 13.4 cubic feet.

Standard equipment includes air conditioning, cruise control, remote keyless entry, an anti-theft device and a cassette/CD stereo system. Automatic temperature control is installed in the LX version, and the EX sedan gets heated front seats and an eight-way power driver's seat.


Under the Hood
The all-aluminum, 2.5-liter inline-six-cylinder develops 155 hp at 5,800 rpm and 177 pounds-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. The four-speed-automatic transmission has a gated shifter, and the adaptive control system can "learn" driver habits and alter the shift pattern to optimize performance.

Safety
Antilock brakes are standard on LX and EX models and optional on the S sedan. All seating positions have three-point seat belts and head restraints. Side-impact airbags are now standard.

Driving Impressions
Despite imperfections, the well-equipped Verona midsize sedan delivers plenty of car for the money. You get a pleasant and cushy ride on smooth surfaces, and the Verona deals with harsher pavement relatively well. Steering isn't the most precise among midsize sedans, but it's adequate. Nicely stable on the highway, the Verona isn't entirely confident through fast, tight curves.

Acceleration from a standing start is satisfactory after a moment of initial sluggishness. The six-cylinder engine is quiet most of the time but grows noisy when the transmission is downshifting. Those downshifts tend to be somewhat uncertain and hesitant, but they're less noticeable on level roads.

The seat bottoms are short. Headroom and elbowroom in the front is ample, though the front passenger seat is short on leg space. Rear headroom and legroom is very good, and loading cargo is fairly easy in the square trunk. The gauges are deep-set but easy to read.



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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(3.5)
Interior Design
(4.2)
Comfort
(4.0)
Reliability
(3.8)
Value For The Money
(4.2)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

Awesome car so far, light upgrades!!

by Yes Suzuki Verona - Used! from Portland, OR on December 13, 2017

I had had ended up with the vehicle spontaneously. My roommates and I had bought the car for a reasonable price and I had done the major upgrades. The car starts right up, drives nice and lots of room... Read full review

(3.0)

ready to blow this car up....

by sick of veronasame on July 31, 2014

I got my Suzuki Verona used from a small dealership. It happened to be the owners daughters old car. About six months after purchasing it the car started to hesitate taking off. I had to have the ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2005 Suzuki Verona currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2005 Suzuki Verona has not been tested.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Verona received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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