The new 2007 Suzuki Reno offers European styling, full-feature content, finely honed performance and aggressive pricing to distance itself from competitors. The Reno is a smart choice for budget-conscious who want versatility.
The model strategy has been simplified for 2007, to include one trim level, and customers can add either ABS with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) option or the Convenience Package.
Like all 2007 Suzuki models, the Reno is backed by America’s #1 Warrant: 100,000-miles/seven-year, fully transferable, zero-deductible powertrain limited warranty.
The 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder, 16-valve DOHC engine produces 127 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 131 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. An enhanced OBDII system improves diagnostic capability, and an ULEV-II emissions standards help Reno to remain environmentally friendly.
The EPA fuel economy is 23 mpg/city and 30 mpg/highway with the standard five-speed manual and 22 mpg/city and 31 mpg/highway with the available four-speed automatic transmission.
Multiple safety technologies are available on the 2007 Reno model. An advanced dual-stage front airbag supplemental restraints system, advanced weight-sensing front passenger airbag and driver and front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbag are fitted on the vehicle. What is more 3-point safety belts with pretensioners and height-adjustable shoulder belts feature the driver and front passenger seats providing supplemental protection. The other 3 occupants have their safety and comfort ensured by the 3-point seatbelts and headrests at the rear seats. The designer haven’t forgotten the children’s safety. They fitted a Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren. (LATCH). The child seat system and child-safety rear door looks are standard and ensure further safety. Eventually, front and rear crumple zones, along with guard beams in the side doors help control impact energy to protect the passengers in the event of a collision and reduce the risk of airbag-induced injuries.
Due to its 5-door layout, the Reno functions like a 4-door sedan when focuses on passenger and as a cargo hauler the 60/40 split-folding rear seatbacks are folded down. When the rear seats fold down, it is easy to accommodate long, wide or bulky items in the 45.4 cubic feet of cargo area.
Being provided with a relatively long, 102.4 inch wheelbase and wide stance, the occupants enjoy a spacious interior. The driver’s seat is adjustable along with the headrest that can be also adjusted. When being designed the constructors had in view a wide variety of body types and sizes. A year before, the tilt steering was made standard and seat fabric was upgraded to further enhance comfort. The interior is acoustically insulated to minimize engine noise, road noise and vibration.
The Reno’s interior is fitted with many dedicated utilities including a lighted glove compartment, center console with dual cupholders, forward storage compartment, front and rear door compartments, dedicated sunglasses holders, driven-side coin tray, rear center armrest with cup holders and driver and passenger seatback pockets. Additionally, there is an AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with 8 speakers. All these make driving comfortable and enjoyable.
Enhancements to the Reno include the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, a 5-speed manual transmission which is electronically controlled. The means that this unit calculates the desired vehicle dynamics from a series of sensors, including vehicle speed and steering angle, and directs the system actuator to change rear geometry by moving both rear suspension lower links. An option is the smooth 4-speed electronically controlled automatic with gated shifter and hold mode switch. Additional features are tire pressure monitoring system, 4-wheel independent suspension, 4-wheel disc brakes, tilt steering wheel, power windows and door locks.
The vehicle also offers dual sun visors with vanity mirrors, remote fuel door release and premium features like an AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with 8-speakers. The climate comfort is ensured by the air conditioning with micron air-filtration system and heated power side mirrors. ABS and EBD are optional.
Also offered are remote keyless entry, steering-integrated audio controls, leather wrapped steering wheel and transmission level, along with security alarm system and cruise control.
Founded in 1985 by parent company Suzuki Motor Corporation, the Brea, Calif-based Automotive Operations of American Suzuki Motor Corporation currently markets its vehicles in the USA through a network of more than 520 automotive dealerships in 49 states.
Based in Hamamatsu, Japan, Suzuki Motor Corporation is a diversified worldwide automobiles motorcycle and outboard motor manufacturer with sales of more than 2 million new vehicles annually. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, Suzuki Motor Corporation has operations in 125 countries.