Pros Design, Fit, Finish, Value
Cons Needs a turbo.
Summary This car is the car that seems to be in the back of a dark room and nobody really notices it. I found this car by total accident when shopping for a car for my wife. My wife looked at it and said, that is your kinda car. And does she ever know me. I have been driving Toyota's. Infiniti's and a Scion. I currently still own a 2008 Infiniti G35. With all intentions of buying another suzuki Kizashi for myself. Oh, my wife is driving the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi SLS AWD ice blue simply cause we traded her car. She had a 2004 Chevy AVEO, which is a terrible car. She bought it because of the color and how small it was. Point is, my wife loves the kizashi. I absolutley love driving this car.
Now there is one thing that I wish they would do, add a turbo charger. Thats the only thing I wish it had. Now this car is fast, but its not infiniti fast.
Im quiet hapy making it to the pump at a slower speed. Not a problem there. I think that when you actually get into this car you are amazed. Im shocked that this is a suzuki. Its simply one of the best values out there. And I really hate that I spent the money I did on my infiniti. I was looking to trade my Infinit for a Audi TT, but Suzuki has changed my mind.
The seats in the kizashi are comfortable, more so than my g35. It has more technology than my g35. Its simply better than my g35.
In many many ways. I could go on and on abou tthis car. and what I love about it. I cant really say that I hate or dislike anything about this car other than the slow pull off the line. But Im still impressed. And I really hbope that Suzuki sticks around to bring more cars like this to the market. If they play the cards right, advertise a little more, then this car company could be as succesful as Hyundai and or Kia. I hope this is a sleeping giant that is just starting to awaken. I highly highly recommeend this car. I would liike to say I am in no way employeed by Suzuki or any of its parent companies. I just believe in this car and think that this is a fantastic value.
Pros The look, the interior, the handling, AWD capability, and aftermarket performance options, i am falling more in love with this car i as i drive it.
Cons Being such a heavier car (3300lbs) i think it needs a bit more power without scrificing the MPG, but other than that i am thouroghly pleased with what this car has to offer.
Summary To be honest mine is a 2011 S model. Overall this IS the car to own. First off ill say that any car that tops out at 130 mph (off the showroom floor) no performace extras other than a K&N air filter,is mind boggling. I dont know many cars that are not top end performance machines like Porsches, and Ferrari's that will do that easily. On the highway i have estimates my fuel consumption to be 31.25 mpg usuing regular Mobile Gasoline, 16in alloy Wheels (aftermarket), and a K&N filter. I didnt see a major difference in the stock set up, so i would be in no rush to change these if you are interested in this model. Handling is very nimble, suspension is excellent,as you seem to glide over the bumps in the road. i feel comfy in the bucket seats on a 250 mile trip. The looks rival that of a high end luxury/sport model, but with a price tag (even fully loaded) that anyone can afford.
Pros Fantastic! Drives like a much more expensive car. Handles well, not afraid of curves, smooth and quiet. Comfortable seats, and the features that are standard equip = great: keyless entry, bi-zone a/c heating w/digital temp, power seat.
Cons Getting used to the CVT transmission. And the dealership network, at least in the midwest. Nothing else.
Summary The best value anywhere around in this price range. You aren´t compromising anything, and you get a lot of car for your money. If they add on a turbo option, this car would really be superb! Fun to drive, comfortable, quiet (and here it does come up to the level of the Audi), and ECONOMICAL on gas. It is also one of the few cars in its price range that offers all wheel drive. Can´t beat it! Try it to believe it.
Pros Room and comfortable interior. Sporty styling. Minimal road noise.
Cons I expected more power out of a sport sedan.
Summary I sat down in the driver seat of the Suzuki Kizashi and I asked myself, is this really a Suzuki? First I took the Kizashi into crowded city traffic expecting the engine and road noise I get from my 2006 Forenza, I was pleasantly surprised. The cabin was very quiet and the Kizashi delivered a smooth ride. I drove the 6-speed automatic version and I was a little disappointing with performance off the line, there is no spinning tires in the automatic version. I entered the free way via a double lane on ramp that merges into one. I attempted to pass a minivan before the merge, a move I am confident my 2006 forenza could do but I ended up having to ride the shoulder because the Kizashi just didn't have the guts. Nonetheless after I got on the freeway it cruised at 100mph smooth, quiet, comfortable and fun. On winding Country roads the wider base and heavier frame enabled me to take sharp corners comfortably and quickly. Imperfections in the road that previously sent my forenza airborne didn't faze the Kizashi.
The Kizashi's interior is on par with other upper class sedans, something I've been waiting for from Suzuki. I liked the key-less entry, steering wheel radio controls and usb port all standard. The Kizashi did not disappoint on roominess. I am 6'6" and sat comfortably in the driver seat with my 6'5" brother comfortably behind me.
Over all Suzuki has outdone themselves with the Kizashi. It doesn't look like, drive like, or feel like a Suzuki, it's better!
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