The 2008 Suzuki Forenza competes in a class where price, features for the money, and running costs are everything.
Of these, the base Elantra and Spectra both come very well equipped; each of these vehicles additionally comes with side-curtain airbags.
The Elantra has a much more composed ride than the Forenza, while the Spectra is a little noisier inside but feels somewhat sportier.
The new, redesigned Lancer starts around $14,000 and doesn’t include a lot of standard features, but it’s much more fun to drive than the Forenza and has the roadholding and poise of a more expensive car.
Finally, there’s also the Dodge Caliber, which starts in a price range that competes with the Forenza but it has a more spacious, versatile interior and hatchback layout.
The Forenza wagon stands out in its class; it’s one of few small wagons left that hasn’t been replaced by a raised-roof crossover vehicle.
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|2008 Suzuki ForenzaBrowse Used Listings||2008 Dodge CaliberBrowse Used Listings||2008 Hyundai ElantraBrowse Used Listings||2008 Kia SpectraBrowse Used Listings||2008 Mitsubishi LancerBrowse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|4-Door Sedan Manual||4-Door HB SE FWD||4-Door Sedan Manual GLS||4-Door Sedan Manual LX||4-Door Sedan Manual DE|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4dr Sedan||Hatchback||4 Door Sedan||4dr Sdn||4 Door Sedan|
|Manual||Manual||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual|
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|2008 Suzuki Forenza vs. 2008 Dodge Caliber||2008 Suzuki Forenza vs. 2008 Hyundai Elantra||2008 Suzuki Forenza vs. 2008 Kia Spectra||2008 Suzuki Forenza vs. 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer|