2012 Suzuki Kizashi

S FWD 4-Dr Sedan I4 man trans

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2012 Suzuki Kizashi
2012 Suzuki Kizashi
It's not your typical flagship, but the Kizashi, which was brand-new for 2010, comfortably fits that role for Suzuki, and it successfully erases bad memories of the mid-size Suzukis that preceded it. Along with the SX4 family, the Kizashi gives Suzuki a solid -- if small -- lineup of refreshingly fun-to-drive cars to accompany its rugged off-road vehicles and rocketlike motorcycles. The Kizashi was originally slated to receive V-6 and hybrid powertrains from business partner GM, but that deal fell through and Suzuki entered a corporate marriage with Volkswagen to provide turbocharged and hybrid engines for the Kizashi. It looks like the VW partnership is over, too, however, so the model will likely soldier on indefinitely with the current 2.4-liter four-cylinder. That engine is fine, but horsepower and technology junkies probably won't be satisfied with it. Buyers who want all-wheel drive, power seats, or a sunroof must forgo the slick, standard six-speed manual in favor of the CVT. Four trim levels run the gamut from the well-equipped, under-$20,000 S model to the Sport SLS flagship, which can be filled with leather, navigation, and a powerful audio system that will stream tunes from your iPod via a Bluetooth connection. The Sport prefix on GTS and SLS models means the cars include a spoiler, eighteen-inch wheels, a body kit, and other appearance upgrades. The Kizashi is the pride of Suzuki's car lineup, and the company has been promoting it quite heavily, so keep an eye out for sales promotions to sweeten the deal even more.
2013 Suzuki S Cross Concept Teaser Sketch
It looks like the ranks of compact crossover vehicles will grow one more this year: Suzuki announced it will debut a concept car previewing a c-segment crossover called the S-Cross at the Paris Motor Show in September.
2012 Suzuki Kizashi Sport GTS AWD Front Left View
It's unfortunate that the majority of U.S. consumers have no idea that the Kizashi even exists. Its chassis and steering are as good as or better than anything in its class. Its exterior styling is a bit derivative but it's still quite handsome. Inside, the quality, style, comfort, and user-friendliness are easily on par with the Volkswagen Jetta and Hyundai Sonata. Like our Four Seasons Kizashi, this Sport GTS model is equipped with all-wheel-drive and as such, can only be had with the continuously variable transmission. The CVT is a bit of a drag, literally, as it makes for fairly sluggish low-end acceleration and does nothing to further this car's Sport moniker. If I were building my own Kizashi, I'd likely choose the Sport for its slightly stiffer suspension and lower ride height, skip the CVT and the AWD, and go with the manual transmission. Shifting for yourself is the only way to fully appreciate the Kizashi's excellent chassis, and Suzuki's 5-speed box is light, smooth, and a pleasure to use.
2012 Suzuki Kizashi Rear Three
Compared to the legions of Camrys and Accords, it's pretty rare that you see a Suzuki Kizashi out on the road because consumers tend to overlook the brand when looking for a new car. But the Japanese automaker wants to change that and remind car buyers that it still exists. What better way to do that than to come out with a Super Bowl commercial?

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2012 Suzuki Kizashi Specifications

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2.4L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
21 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
31 MPG
185 hp @ 6500rpm
170 ft lb of torque @ 4000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)

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