Japanese manufacturer has been well known worldwide
for its award-winning motorcyclesnow it's heading
for the US on four wheels. Among Suzuki's full line
of small sporty vehicles is a new five-door offering
in a handsome sporty package. It reminds us of the European
econoboxes with sport and fuel economy in mind.
not a record breaker in fuel economy with its multi-valve
2.3 liter it does have a sporty feel to it - unless
you pack it with four adults and drive up a hill. That
said, it is a nimble city car perfect for grocery shopping
and school pick-up duties. It is very easy to park in
ever shrinking spaces and is fully protected by a 100,000
miles seven-year warranty, ABS breaking and dual air
fact, it received the highest overall "best pick"
rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
It also comes with a nifty in-dash 6Disc CD/AM/FM audio
system with great sound, a tilt steering wheel, cruise
control, a 60/40 split folding rear seatturning
the little cruiser into a utility vehicle with a decent
cargo area15-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, remote
keyless entry, power windows, locks, heated mirrors,
digital displays, and a climate control with a micron
air filtration system. Need we say more?
Observations: Gets noisy quickly and gearshift handle is loose.