2008 Suzuki Reno vs. Its Competition

2008 Suzuki Reno
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

A well-optioned 2008 Suzuki Reno competes with Suzuki's own SX4, which has standard all-wheel drive, along with better real-world fuel efficiency, handling, and safety than the Forenza.

In fact, the Suzuki-made SX4 is better in just about every way but interior space.

Kia's Spectra5 is also much more entertaining to drive than the Forenza and has much better fuel economy.

Then there's the Dodge Caliber, a more upright design that pays off in a roomy interior; if you're willing to spend more, the Caliber has a wide range of innovative available options, such as fold-out tailgate speakers.

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Quick Specs
The 2008 Suzuki Reno still looks good against rivals, has a roomy interior, and offers a lot of features for the money, but its aged design counts against it in nearly all other areas.
The Caliber has a very practical layout and quite a few innovative features to get excited about, but it's lacking in driving enjoyment or refinement--even compared to its low-priced competition.
The 2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport brings all-wheel drive to the subcompact class, along with great visibility and an engaging driving experience.
MSRP From  
Gas Mileage  
19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class  
CompactMid-sizeCompact Car
Style Name  
4-Door HB Manual4-Door HB SE FWD4-Door Sedan Manual
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
4dr HBHatchback4 Door Sedan
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2008 Suzuki Reno vs. 2008 Dodge Caliber2008 Suzuki Reno vs. 2008 Suzuki SX4