Monday, October 1, 2007

2007 Suzuki Forenza Review

Sporting a roomy 5-passenger interior, the 2007 Suzuki Forenza is a 4-door sedan that is powered by a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine. Everything about the new Forenza is styled with the small family in mind, from its 127 hp engine that develops 131 lbs-ft of torque, to its 5-speed manual transmission. The Forenza comes in three trim levels, the Base, Convenience, and Popular whose added features should please the most demanding of owners.

Standard equipment on all the 2007 Forenza models includes air conditioning, power windows, locks and mirrors. For more pampering, try the Popular trim level which offers cruise control and keyless entry. For sun worshipers, the Popular trim level can put you in more intimate touch with the healing rays of the sun with a standard sunroof. The interior features of the Forenza offer its driver a fully adjustable seat, excellent instrumentation, and a superb audio system. The split folding rear seat will not go unnoticed as it offers a configuration for carrying some pretty unwieldy cargo.

Safety is a priority in the 2007 Suzuki Forenza, as exemplified by its front side airbags, 4-wheel disc brakes, and optional; anti-lock brakes. The Forenza handles admirably in a variety of driving conditions. Highway travel is quiet and relaxing, while it also manages curves with agility and surefootedness. Off the line, the 2007 Forenza is not a jackrabbit but, ascends hills with aplomb. Surprisingly for an economy automobile, the Forenza is remarkably quiet, especially on the highway. Engine noise does become noticeable on acceleration, but outside noise is minimal. Braking is quick and sure with no fading or mushiness behind the break pedal.

We especially liked the exterior lines of the 2007 Forenza, which are clearly European influenced. The strong grille statement and up-swept headlights positively smile at you. The fuel economy specs for the 2007 Forenza are worthy of review with 23 mpg city and 30 mpg highway for the manual transmission, and 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway for the automatic. The 2007 Suzuki Forenza is a car designed for the economy-minded driver, but keeps up with its upscale competitors with its admirable performance, and many coveted features.

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