Suzuki Aerio Review The Truth About Cars

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Suzuki Aerio Review

The was supposed to be Suzuki’s Corolla-beater. in ’01, refreshed in ’04, the is one of the few cars that can make a look …. While website assures us “one is for sure about the Aerio: it stands out in a crowd,” one thing’s for it really doesn’t.

The Aerio’s is so deeply and completely plain Top Gear used it as a beast of for its ‘Star in a Reasonably Priced segment. And now it’s a lame waddling into the history How should we remember this level captive import?

not as a rice rocket. Even in trim, complete with skirt, fog lights and some the Aerio’s about as exciting as the Reports description of same. At this straight-from-the-factory makeover is than a cladding-infested Pontiac of the and a lot less aesthetically-challenged than an

At worst, it’s a Toyota

The Aerio’s Spartan interior is a behind its fitter, more competition. That said, if you mind an endless ride on A Gray World (After or touching materials designed for stations, the cheap-and-not-so-cheerful Aerio is a creep double feature. It complete with climate power windows, door and mirrors; six-speaker MP3/WMA wheel-mounted audio control and map

Although the Aerio offers of head room, the car still optimized for people 5’8” or Anyone taller than Electa will discover the back seat doesn’t back far enough to fully their extremities (keep it folks). What’s more, the rear-view mirror is planted at ear obscuring most of the windshield’s quadrant.

So, if you’re a height challenged with a long torso and kids, the Aerio’s cabin is

The little sedan’s engine bay is with a 2.3-liter four-banger 155hp and 152 ft-lbs. of torque. The cam, 16-valve, direct mini mill makes the more brisk than it or numbers would indicate to 60mph in about 10 seconds). enough shove on tap to ensure adequate progress in both and country.

A five-speed manual may boost mileage above critical 30mpg highway, but the powertrain is as coarse as kosher Autobox shifts are slam, thank you M’am and the engine is endlessly, relentlessly intrusive. The engine that [just could may have made the in ’01, back when were wheezing about, but small car market offers of smoother-running alternatives.

If you protect your ears by to the gods of sloth, the Aerio’s not a bad city car. Its turning rivals the big cog in a Spirograph, and independent and rear suspension soaks-up well enough– even if fails to share its tactile through an endless series of thumps.

The Aerio’s high delivers a definite dynamic the vehicle’s high center of makes it lean in the bends a hurricane battered palm The resulting cornering experience can be described as “disconcerting,” especially exiting a freeway onto a off-ramp. When pushed (or gently nudged), the Aerio’s serves up copious amounts of

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All things considered, that’s no bad

The Aerio’s optional QuadGrip is the car’s unique selling So equipped, the Aerio is America’s all wheel-drive sedan. Our Premium (with heated side no less) was a front driver.

But this model’s demure it’s hard to imagine the core clientele would more “security” than its front-wheel drive and some snow tires would But we get it; and there’s a grand’s difference need and want.

With a fully-transferable 100k powertrain warranty with assistance and loaner cars three years/36k miles), an Aerio isn’t an onerous One caveat: if something does go the Aerio is not what you’d a common model. Parts are not

Clearly, the Suzuki Aerio to meet its mass market Which is too bad. The Aerio is a lot of car for the with one of the most powerful in its class and cheap all wheel-drive.

But from its ironic fame as Top resident beater, the dull-but-worthy never appeared on econobox radar.

And now the Aerio passes the torch to the a vehicle that’s better in way and only marginally more (before end-of-run discounts) its rapidly ageing sibling. The will not be missed, but it was a not entirely placeholder for Suzuki’s newer, model. How great is that?

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