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2007 Suzuki Aerio Interior

This interior review was written when the 2007 Suzuki Aerio was new.

As USA TODAY reports, "Because of its height advantage, the Suzuki Aerio boasts a surprising amount of interior room for its size, and passengers will find getting in and out fairly easy." Most road testers find the same. In addition to the placement and variety of controls and the amount of storage space, auto writers find the overall effect to be a positive one. The Washington Post says the 2007 Suzuki Aerio has "surprisingly good interior comfort," with "very useful, convenient instrument panel layout."

Seating

A popular opinion for reviewers was that the extra height helped drivers and riders get in the 2007 Suzuki Aerio and stay there comfortably, with About.com: Autos concluding, "It's easy to be lured by a vehicle that lets you slide in and out of the seats without a follow-up visit to the chiropractor."

Reviewers also noted the additional height helped with headroom and legroom, but MarketWatch did not find it in proportion. They write, "The seat didn't move back far enough, the bottom cushion was too short, and all that meant that a six-footer could never really get comfortable in the driver's seat. There was very little room for our left foot, and the seat pedestals chewed up valuable floor space." MarketWatch actually found the rear seats more comfortable than the front seat on its test drive, a rare compliment for cars in the 2007 Suzuki Aerio's class.

Several auto writers had minor problems with the interior controls. For example, when commenting on the relationship of the steering column's placement to the radio,

BusinessWeek's reviewer wrote, "several times I inadvertently changed the radio station by bumping the control with my knee."

Interior Features

Reviewers agree that Suzuki excels at outfitting its Aerio's with an impressive list of standard equipment that's presented well. MarketWatch notes "the interior's made of appropriate materials for its price class and seemed put together well," and others agree. All 2007 Suzuki Aerios come with air conditioning and climate control, AM/FM CD MP3 Player with six speakers and audio controls on the steering column, height-adjustable driver's seats, and a tilt steering wheel. Other features include carpet floor mats, cloth seat upholstery, two power outlets, 60/40 split-folding rear seatbacks, and a cargo cover shelf. The amount of standard equipment left Kelley Blue Book saying buyers will be "pleasantly surprised."

Cargo

Reviewers are surprised with the Aerio's large trunk space, but are disappointed by the lack of interior storage nooks and bins. For USA TODAY's auto writer found "no covered console bin for cell phones, checkbooks and the like. The cup holders are too shallow to secure even normal-size drinks and aren't handy."

On the other hand, storage for larger items was a plus for About.com: Autos. "During my time with the Aerio I had occasion to haul two friends plus a mountain of luggage to the docks for an Alaska cruise ship voyage," the reviewer says. "They were skeptical about the trunk until all that stuff disappeared into it."

Review Last Updated: 5/2/08

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