Used Suzuki Liana Hatchback (2001 - 2007) Driving & Performance

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 21 Jul 2014
2.5
Although well known for its inexpensive four-wheel-drive models, Suzuki is less renowned for its conventional cars. The Swift supermini has sold steadily but is now showing its age, the bigger Baleno was keenly priced and well equipped but sold poorly.

2.5 out of 5

Performance

There's only one - a 1.6 - and it does the job. A bit rough by modern standards and it needs revving which emphasises the roughness. Adequate with manual transmission, but the automatic option saps power and makes Liana stodgy to drive. Suzuki don't publish performance figures, which is telling.

1.5 out of 5

Handling

Softly sprung, lots of bodyroll in corners, tyre squeal at moderate speed around roundabouts. Yet the ride is poor to the point of discomfort on bad surfaces.