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The Kizashi is Suzuki's entry in the competitive midsize sedan market. Although it is small on the outside at about 183 inches long, Suzuki pits the Kizashi against midsize sedans like the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima. Its name means "something great is coming" in Japanese. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are available.
New for 2011
Suzuki has added the Sport trim to the GTS and SLS models. It features more aggressive exterior touches, including a chrome-accented front fascia, side sill extensions, a trunk spoiler and 18-inch alloy wheels. Sport models also have a lower ride height. A rearview camera is a new feature included with the optional navigation system.
The Kizashi's grille looks similar to other Suzuki products, and its overall front-end design is not as daring as the concept Kizashi that appeared at auto shows. The rear is where things really get interesting, with the entire trunklid rising up in a curve to form a solid-spoiler look. The new Sport version lends a more muscular look at the front and adds a rear spoiler. Exterior features include:
The Kizashi features a standard tilt/telescoping steering wheel, keyless entry with push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control and USB connectivity. Interior features include:
Under the Hood
Only a 2.4-liter four-cylinder is available, and it's teamed with a six-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic transmission with paddle shifters. All-wheel-drive models come only with the CVT. Mechanical features include:
Safety features include: