According to most reviews examined at TheCarConnection.com, the 2008 Suzuki Forenza scores slightly better on passenger comfort and interior quality, but don't bring high expectations.
Cars.com reports "up to five occupants can fit inside the [Suzuki] Forenza...height and lumbar support adjustments for the driver and a tilt steering wheel are included." Kelley Blue Book confirms that the Suzuki 2008's "tilt steering column and height-adjustable driver's seat make it easy to settle in behind the wheel." ConsumerGuide comments that this year's Suzuki Forenza offers "plenty of headroom and legroom, even for taller folks," even in the backseat "as long as the front seats aren't set far back." Edmund agrees on this point, noting "lots of rear legroom for adults" in the back.
Cars.com reports "[sedan] trunk space totals 12.4 cubic feet," while "[wagon] cargo space totals 19.3 cubic feet with both rear seats up." ConsumerGuide considers that the 2008 Suzuki Forenza "total capacity is slightly below average for the class," but "wagons have a usefully larger cargo hold." Edmunds says the Suzuki 2008 "Forenza sedan's trunk capacity is a reasonable 12.4 cubic feet, and the wagon offers a useful 62 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seat folded."
Kelley Blue Book points out "an abundance of hard plastic trim," but notes "the general level of fit and finish here is competitive in its class." To Edmunds, however, this year's Suzuki Forenza "loses points with inconsistent/poor-quality materials that detract from an otherwise inviting environment."
Finally, this vehicle is not the quietest either. ConsumerGuide reports that the engine "roars intrusively during acceleration and turns buzzy at higher speeds"; they also note "some suspension pounding over bumps and substantial wind rush at freeway speeds." Edmunds notices "excessive wind noise at times on the highway."
In contrast to several reviews citing unimpressive ride quality, only Cars.com has completely positive comments: "ride comfort is quite nice and generally smooth even in the city, with few unpleasant motions."