This distinctively styled, tall-roof compact sedan and sporty SX hatchback received a mid-cycle update last year that included a revised front bumper and grille, fog lamps, and new alloy wheels, with a freshened instrument panel, steering wheel and center console inside. For 2006, the Aerio receives a new standard CD/MP3 audio system, with Suzuki's QuadGrip all-wheel-drive system now available on all models. Both versions come powered by a 155-horsepower, 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine that's fitted to a choice of either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. A four-wheel independent suspension contributes to a sportier feel than with many small cars. Antilock brakes, front side airbags, air conditioning, keyless entry, fog lamps, power mirrors and windows, a rear defroster, and tilt steering wheel all come standard on the base model, with, a CD changer, cruise control, and larger wheels and tires offered on Premium versions. No factory options are available.
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