Starting out with the 2008 Suzuki Forenza Base gets you power windows, locks, and heated mirrors and a CD/MP3 player with a six-speaker sound system. The front-wheel-drive sedan seats f...
Starting out with the 2008 Suzuki Forenza Base gets you power windows, locks, and heated mirrors and a CD/MP3 player with a six-speaker sound system. The front-wheel-drive sedan seats four in two rows, with 60/40 split-folding rear seats that open onto a 12.4-cubic-foot trunk. A folding armrest doubles as a storage compartment. Bolstered by a four-wheel independent and Macpherson strut front and rear suspension, the 2008 Forenza Base rides on 15-inch wheels with all-season tires. The only engine is a 16-valve, 2.0-liter, 127-hp DOHC inline four that gets 131 ft-lbs of torque at 4,200 RPM. It is paired with a 5-speed manual or optional 4-speed automatic. Fuel economy averages 20/28 mpg, and the gas tank holds 14.5 gallons.
The 2008 Forenza earns four stars in crash tests, but does not come with ABS brakes or side curtain airbags. 4-wheel disc brakes and dual front-side airbags are standard, along with a tire monitor, halogen lamps, and daytime running lights. A tachometer, intermittent wipers, tilt steering, two front power outlets, four cupholders, and an MP3 input jack are also part of the equipment. Along with the sunroof, foglights, and security system offered in the optional Popular Package, Bluetooth connectivity is a new option this year.