Two words could be used to sum up the new 2003 Suzuki Aerio.
Room and power. For a compact class automobile, the Aerio
manages to pack in alot of headroom and punch under the
hood with seeming effortlessness. Try over 40 inches of
front seat legroom, and 36 inches in the back - more than
most other cars in its class. Also available this year is
optional all-wheel drive (AWD), again setting it apart from
all other cars in its class. Three more words: sporty, stylish,
There are two four-door models available to the Aerio consumer:
the 2003 Suzuki Aerio Sedan, and the wagon/hatchback style
Aerio-SX. The Sedan further avails itself with two trim
options: S and GS.
Inside both models, Sedan and SX, standard interior features
include air conditioning, power windows, power door locks,
CD stereo system, tilt steering wheel, and tachometer. In
the Sedan you get a split-folding rear seat, and under seat
storage bin. In the SX, there's a fold flat split-folding
rear seat with cargo cover, and storage below seat and deck.
Inside the GS and SX trims you can find upgrades for cruise
control, a 6-disc in-dash CD player, height adjustable driver's
seat, and power door locks.
The stylish exterior of the 2003 Suzuki Aerio S includes
15-inch aluminum wheels, and multi-reflector halogen headlamps.
Up the line to the GS and SX trims you can find alloy wheels,
fog lamps, chrome exhaust tip, and a sporty rear spoiler
to remind you what's under the hood. On the rear window
of the SX, there is also a wiper/washer for your convenience.
Both models present the same power-packed engine. 2.0-litre,
16 valve, DOHC, in-line 4-cylinder engine with 141 horsepower
@ 5700 rpm and 135 ft-lb of torque @ 3000 rpm. Also included
is a zero-maintenance, self-adjusting, two-stage timing
chain. Unleaded fuel mileage rings in at 26/33 (city/hwy)
mpg. Transmissions avail in 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic.
Safety and Security
Safety features of the 2003 Suzuki Aerio start with second-generation
dual airbags, daytime running lights, remote keyless entry,
and height adjustable shoulder belts. The passenger compartment
is steel reinforced, while the unibody structure integrates
2003 Suzuki Aerio Highlights
on both the GS sedan and five-door SX sport- crossover
versions of the Aerio, the new Suzuki QuadGrip
All-wheel-drive System ensures that all of the Aerio's
powerful 145 horsepower is put to the pavement.
features on the Aerio sedan include air conditioning,
power windows and mirrors, six-disc in-dash CD player
with six speakers, tilt steering wheel, intermittent
windshield wipers, rear window defroster, split-folding
rear seatbacks, multiple cup holders and an all-digital
instrument panel with outside ambient temperature
display and clock. A four-speed automatic transmission
is the sole option available on the Aerio S.
up to the GS sedan or SX trim levels and you'll also
find 15-inch aluminum alloy wheels, power door locks,
six-disc in-dash CD changer, cruise control, keyless
remote entry, fog lamps, rear spoiler, height-adjustable
driver's seat and front map lights. Options are an
anti-lock braking system, four-speed automatic transmission
and all-wheel drive (automatic transmission required).
rides on MacPherson Strut suspension front and rear
in the interest of performance, ride comfort and packaging
efficiency. This layout delivers all the attributes
that are critical in a small car: good ride quality,
predictable handling and dense suspension packaging
to free up more room for passengers and cargo. To
help filter out road noise and vibration, the front
and rear suspension pivot on specially mounted subframes
to better isolate the passenger cabin.
7-year/100,000 Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty.
Car Search on a 2003 Suzuki Aerio.
2.0L DOHC 4-cyl.
145 @ 5,700
2WD man.: 26/32
AWD man.: 26/31
AWD auto: 24/28