2013 Suzuki Kizashi

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Key Specs

of the 2013 Suzuki Kizashi. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    24-26 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    185-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Nimble handling
  • Supportive seats
  • Attractive, intuitive dashboard layout

The Bad

  • Below-average gas mileage

Notable Features of the 2013 Suzuki Kizashi

  • Newly available navigation and entertainment system
  • 2.4-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Standard keyless entry

2013 Suzuki Kizashi Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Kizashi is Suzuki's entry in the competitive midsize sedan market. Although it is small for the segment at 183 inches long, the Kizashi competes against sedans like the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima.  Its name means "something great is coming" in Japanese. All-wheel drive is available.
New for 2013
A newly available integrated navigation and entertainment system includes streaming audio for Pandora and a backup camera.
Exterior
The Kizashi's grille looks similar to other Suzuki models, 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 trunk lid rising up in a curve to form a solid-spoiler look. The Sport versions have a more muscular look at the front and add a rear spoiler. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 16-inch wheels
  • Available 18-inch wheels
  • Standard projector-beam headlights
  • Rain-sensing wipers and rear parking sensors (Sport SLS)
  • Available power moonroof

Interior
The Kizashi features a standard tilt/telescoping steering wheel, keyless entry with push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control and available USB audio connectivity. Interior features include:

  • Available navigation system with backup camera
  • Available Rockford Fosgate CD stereo
  • Cloth seats standard; leather optional
  • Available Bluetooth connectivity and streaming audio

Under the Hood
The Kizashi is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engi...

Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Kizashi is Suzuki's entry in the competitive midsize sedan market. Although it is small for the segment at 183 inches long, the Kizashi competes against sedans like the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima.  Its name means "something great is coming" in Japanese. All-wheel drive is available.
New for 2013
A newly available integrated navigation and entertainment system includes streaming audio for Pandora and a backup camera.
Exterior
The Kizashi's grille looks similar to other Suzuki models, 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 trunk lid rising up in a curve to form a solid-spoiler look. The Sport versions have a more muscular look at the front and add a rear spoiler. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 16-inch wheels
  • Available 18-inch wheels
  • Standard projector-beam headlights
  • Rain-sensing wipers and rear parking sensors (Sport SLS)
  • Available power moonroof

Interior
The Kizashi features a standard tilt/telescoping steering wheel, keyless entry with push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control and available USB audio connectivity. Interior features include:

  • Available navigation system with backup camera
  • Available Rockford Fosgate CD stereo
  • Cloth seats standard; leather optional
  • Available Bluetooth connectivity and streaming audio

Under the Hood
The Kizashi is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which teams with a six-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic transmission. All-wheel-drive models come only with the CVT. Mechanical features include:

  • 180-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder (185 hp with manual transmission)
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Fully independent suspension
  • Available lowered sport suspension

Safety
Standard safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for both rows of seats
  • Side curtain airbags for both rows of seats

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.3)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(5.0)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Best Ever

by weshoot2 from Vermont on April 19, 2018

On my third, because it's MY money. Not a brand junkie, a 'value junkie'. Best AWD value. Overall, the best car(s) I've ever owned. Sad Suzuki wasn't able to continue its development. Read full review

(5.0)

2013 Suzuki Kizashi awd sport luxury sedan

by cmtost from Michigan on February 16, 2015

Seeing one of these auto's is as elusive as seeing a Quattro being towed out of snow. All 4 model years were released ( approximately only 20 thousand from those years are here in the states) before I ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2013 Suzuki Kizashi currently has 3 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2013 Suzuki Kizashi Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Front

Overall evaluation
good

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
acceptable
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
acceptable

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Kizashi received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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