Suzuki Verona Review – Research New & Used Suzuki Verona Models | Edmunds

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Quentin once said, If at first you succeed, failure may be your It’s a message Suzuki took to heart in its expeditious of the short-lived Verona.

Sold as the Magnus internationally, the Suzuki was launched on U.S. shores in 2004, a reflection of Suzuki’s to carve its niche in the lucrative sedan segment. The Verona armed with one of the lowest tags in the segment, along a decent interior and pleasant quality. Still, it became apparent that the sedan’s charms weren’t enough to buyers in this highly segment.

Suzuki’s sales goals by no means overly ambitious the manufacturer hoped to sell a 25,000 Veronas per year. fell short of even humble expectations as consumers turned off by the car’s lack of key features and unimpressive handling and Suzuki quickly called it a killing the Verona in 2006.

the manufacturer hasn’t let go of its dream of the midsize sedan segment. has announced plans to re-enter the in the near future with an vehicle.

Most Recent Verona

Available in a single spanning 2004-’06, the Suzuki midsize sedan was the largest car in roster at this time. one of the lowest price tags in its this Suzuki was designed to to buyers wanting an inexpensive way the midsize sedan category.

Verona buyers got a car with though nondescript looks, and a roughly equal to that of a Accord. The most inexpensive was the S trim, which came keyless entry, 15-inch cruise control, air-conditioning, power accessories and a CD player. up was the LX, which added climate 16-inch alloys and auxiliary steering wheel controls.

who chose the Verona EX benefited additional features like an rearview mirror, heated and a power moonroof. Traction was the only option, available on the EX.

This family sedan was notable for what it didn’t than for what it did. features like a tilt and steering wheel and one-touch windows weren’t available, though they were found elsewhere in the midsize Also absent was an in-dash CD Its safety features list came up short, as the Verona failed to offer side and curtain airbags. (Side were eventually added,

Inside its cabin, the Suzuki drew favorable comparisons to the Accord and Volkswagen Passat. were pleasant to look at and materials did a nice job of conveying an air of Materials weren’t universally up to though.

The Verona’s leather was coarse to the and plastics on the dash felt Control stalks were relative to those of other in its class.

The car’s engine, a inline six-cylinder producing 155 and 177 pound-feet of torque, struggled to help the Verona accomplish the most basic passing and distinguished itself as one of the weakest in its — even relative to sedans’ inline four-cylinder On the plus side, the car’s transmission made the best of the with well-timed shifts.

Suzuki took steps to the Verona more palatable. In the car got long-overdue side airbags, with a standard tire-pressure system and a trunk-mounted tool LX models benefited from a sunroof.

Antilock brakes standard in 2006; the trim was also condensed into two the Base (which was similar to the S) and the Luxury (similar to the ES).

In reviews, the Suzuki Veronadriving experience proved to be a Acceleration was lackluster and the car was wobbly turns; steering, too, up short, feeling disconnected the road. In its favor, the Verona capable brakes and a comfortable

In the end, though, even Darrow would be hard-pressed to win a for the Verona. Although inoffensive, it didn’t measure up to its rivals; in an comparison test of 10 midsize the Suzuki Verona was the last-place Used-car buyers seeking prices in this segment be better served by choices the Hyundai Sonata or Chevrolet instead.

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