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2012 Suzuki Kizashi
2012 Suzuki Kizashi
Available Price Range $4,231-$12,315 Trims9 Combined MPG 24-26 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi

Our Take

The five-seat Kizashi is Suzuki's entry in the competitive midsize sedan market. Although it is small on the outside at 183 inches long, the Kizashi competes against midsize sedans like the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima. The available all-wheel-drive Kizashi aims to take on premium compact... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • CVT responsiveness
  • Below-average gas mileage
  • Aftermarket navigation unit is subpar
  • Road noise

Notable Features

  • 2.4-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Standard keyless entry


Our Expert Reviews

The 2012 Suzuki Kizashi probably isn't on the lists of most midsize-car shoppers, but aside from a cranky transmission and too much road noise, its striking looks, great price and high features content mean it deserves a look. Breaking into the competitive midsize-sedan class is tough, so Suzuki's Kizashi has had its work cut out for it. Up against household names like Accord and Fusi... Read full review for the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi

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Consumer Reviews


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Best sports sedan out there!!

by Keldon from Ohio on May 20, 2012

This car is simply AMAZING! I am so excited and happy with it I don't know where to begin. First let me say I traded a 2010 Fusion Sport AWD for this car and have absolutely NO regrets. Granted the Fu... Read Full Review

9 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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