2008 Suzuki Reno  -  $14,499

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $14,499
Base Invoice: $13,945
Destination Charge: $660
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr HB Man
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 20 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: 4dr HB Man
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.0L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine

Model Highlights

The front-wheel-drive 2008 Suzuki Reno is powered by an economical 2.0L DOHC four-cylinder engine making 127 horsepower, mated to either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The automatic has a "hold" mode switch to reduce hunting between gears in hilly terrain or when carrying fully loads. With the five-speed manual, the Reno gets EPA fuel economy ratings of 20 mpg city, 28 mpg highway.

A four-wheel independent suspension gives the Reno a smooth ride over choppy road surfaces, while the five-door hatchback layout and long wheelbase affords good use of interior space. With the 60/40-split back seats folded forward, the flat cargo space can be expanded to a roomy 45.4 cubic feet. The driver's seat comes with height and lumbar adjustments.

Driver and front passenger seat-mounted side air bags are standard on the Reno. Four-wheel disc brakes are standard, but anti-lock--including electronic brakeforce distribution--is optional.

The Reno's warranty is also particularly attractive. As with other Suzuki vehicles, it gets a seven-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty that's fully transferable and has no deductible.

Feature-wise, the Reno comes with more standard equipment--and attention to interior appointments--than most other cars with such a low price tag. Features include a lighted trunk and glovebox, a sunglasses holder, map pockets, and several other storage compartments, plus additional acoustic insulation to keep the interior quiet. Other standard features include air conditioning, tilt steering, a rear defroster, an MP3-compatible CD sound system, heated side mirrors, and power windows, mirrors, and locks.

A Convenience Package, available for only slightly more than the base model, adds remote keyless entry, a security system, steering-wheel-integrated audio controls, and cruise control.


Convenience features; low entry price; lengthy warranty; convenient five-door body style; smooth ride.

Model News

For the 2008 Suzuki Reno, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls are now included with the optional Convenience Package, and the top-of-the-line Luxury Edition has been discontinued. Otherwise the Reno is carried over to 2008 with few other changes.

Value Writeup

A long list of standard convenience features for the price, along with an especially strong warranty, are the primary selling points for the 2008 Suzuki Reno, which is closely related to the Forenza sedan and assembled by GM Daewoo in South Korea. The Reno also stands out for having a smooth ride and impressive interior space relative to other small cars its size.

Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
290.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
406.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4


SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
127 @ 5600

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
131 @ 4000

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.9 qts

EPA Classification

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
103.6 ft³

Front Head Room
39.1 in

Front Leg Room
42.0 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.6 in

Front Hip Room
52.7 in

Second Head Room
38.0 in

Second Leg Room
36.7 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.7 in

Second Hip Room
53.9 in

102.4 in

Length, Overall
169.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
67.9 in

Height, Overall
56.9 in

Track Width, Front
58.3 in

Track Width, Rear
58.3 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
8.8 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
45.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2745 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Spare Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.1 ft

Brake Type

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km


Mfg's Report Date
MAY 19, 2014

Potential Number of Units Affected

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2004-2008 Forenza vehicles, and 2005-2008 Reno vehicles manufactured from September 1, 2003, through July 30, 2008. In the affected vehicles, heat may be generated in the headlamp switch or daytime running light (DRL) module which could melt the headlamp switch or the DRL module.

If the heat generated within the headlamp switch or DRL module located on the left side of the steering column melts the headlamp switch or DRL module, there is an increased risk of a fire.

Suzuki will notify owners but the manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Suzuki will replace the signal switch and add a jumper relay kit and will replace the DRL Module in teh instrument panel harness. Suzuki distributed to owners an interim letter on July 22, 2014. Owners may contact Suzuki at 1-800-934-0934. Suzuki's number for this recall is XA.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.0L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine

5-speed manual transmission

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension

Independent dual link rear suspension

P195/55R15 tires

Compact spare tire

15" steel wheels w/full covers

Speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel disc brakes

Color-keyed front/rear bumpers

Multi-reflector jewel-type headlamps

Daytime running lamps

Heated pwr mirrors

Intermittent windshield wipers

Color-keyed door handles

Cloth front bucket seats w/driver-side height adjuster

Split-folding rear seatbacks

Center armrest w/storage

Floor mats

Tilt steering wheel

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Pwr windows

Pwr door locks

AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo-inc: (4) speakers

Air conditioning

Rear window defroster

Window integrated antenna

Trunk light

Advanced front airbags w/passenger occupancy sensor

Front seat-mounted side airbags

Rear door child safety locks

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system

Daytime running lamps



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