Suzuki has long held that its attractive new 2010 Kizashi sedan would carry an equally attractive price. Sure enough, a release issued today reveals the car will carry a base price of $19,834, which includes a $735 destination charge.
That figure will net you a base Kizashi S, but we use the term “base” lightly here – the Kizashi comes equipped with several features that belie its price point. Eight airbags (including side-impact and side-curtain devices), pushbutton keyless start, dual-zone climate control, and a 9-speaker sound system with steering wheel controls are all standard equipment. Its 180-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder is coupled to a six-speed manual transmission, routing power to the front wheels. Buyers can opt for a CVT for $1500, and if they do so, they can also spring for all-wheel-drive for an extra $1800.
The Kizashi SE is the next step up, and adds $2500 to the cost of the base model. That price adds features including a 10-way power driver’s seat, and a leather steering wheel. For another $1000 over the SE, buyers can step into a GTS model, which adds fog lamps, a 425-watt Rockford Fosgate sound system, Bluetooth phone connectivity, fog lamps, and a moon roof. Both models come equipped with the six-speed manual as standard equipment, although the CVT (and subsequently, the AWD) remain options.
At $25,134, the Kizashi SLS is the top dog in the Kizashi portfolio, and adds heated leather seating, a power passenger seat, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, and rear parking sensors. As is the case with all other Kizashis, the manual transmission is standard, but buyers can spring for the CVT and all-wheel-drive if so desired.
Expect Kizashis to start arriving in Suzuki dealerships this December.