2007 Suzuki Reno

2007 Suzuki Reno Review

Note: This review was created when the 2007 Suzuki Reno was new.

The Reno delivers reasonable exterior style and interior spaciousness, but can't match the smooth handling, fuel economy, and number of standard safety features found in other cars in its class. If you're in the market for an affordable small car, you should also consider the Honda Civic or Honda Fit.

6.4

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 6.4
Performance: 6.1
Interior: 7.2
Safety: N/A
Reliability:
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Pros & Cons

  • Good-looking Euro-inspired exterior design
  • Spacious and comfortable interior
  • Many standard convenience features for its price
  • Noisy, sluggish acceleration and only adequate overall performance
  • Soft suspension makes for a bumpy ride
  • Short list of standard safety features
  • Overall questionable reliability

2007 Suzuki Reno Overview

Although the 2007 Suzuki Reno is reasonably stylish, comfortable and well equipped, it isn't competitive within its class and price range in handling, fuel economy, or even proven reliability. While Car and Driver says it's "too obviously an economy car," Cars.com says it has "customization potential." Altogether, reviewers generally agree that despite it only having a very basic list of standard safety features, it's still an adequate car. The New York Times sums it up best: "If you ignore the hollow promise of the SWT badges and look beyond the Reno's confused lineage, you'll find a solid economy car that is just a few horsepower, and a few miles per gallon, away from standing out."

Still, the Suzuki Reno isn't necessarily the value package one would imagine, especially when compared to other vehicles in its class. "On paper, the stylish Suzuki Reno hatchback looks like a good value. Unfortunately, its acceleration, fuel economy and handling fall well short of the leaders in this segment," says Edmunds. In fact, IntelliChoice gives the 2007 Suzuki Reno a rating of "poor" for its predicted five-year total cost of ownership compared to others in its class. Nevertheless, Kelley Blue Book asserts that for its price range, "the Reno may be the best-equipped vehicle in the country."

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