2011 Suzuki Kizashi Price, Review & Picture – New Car Reviews, In the Kizashi’s case, it’s an entire philosophy, as the 2011 Kizashi is an all-new model from the ground up. Suzuki’s first serious midsize sedan entry focuses for the first time on building a superior vehicle not just offering a low-cost alternative. The Suzuki Kizashi for 2011 is a brand new model entering the sedan segment by the Japanese carmaker. The Kizashi is a popular mid-sized sedan offering which is sport-oriented. The vehicle has spectacular dynamics, a plethora of features, and good value. If you are on a budget, the Kizashi is the vehicle you have been anticipating.
The Kizashi comes with a single engine option: the 2.4 L 4-cylinder, naturally aspirated motor. It has four levels of trim, all of which are paired with AWD or front-wheel drive. The Gearbox options include a continuously variable tranny or a 6-speed manual transmission. If you want the Kizashi for sport, you will want the CVT offering.
The Kizashi’s amenities on standard models include things like dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless ignition/entry, and a multifunction steering wheel. Higher trims come with things like an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth, leather steering wheel, and a power driver’s seat, among other amenities. The price of the Kizashi is competitive as well, thereby making this a leading sedan in its segment: one consumers cannot help but notice.
The Kizashi looks sporty from first glance. With a low roofline, short tail and 18-inch wheels as standard in the upper trim levels, Suzuki has built a sedan that just begs to be driven — and driven hard. While the Kizashi is short relative to the competition, overall interior space is very good, with plenty of room for those over six-feet tall in the front or rear seats. Cabin materials are high quality and a tilting/telescoping steering wheel is standard.
On the road, the Kizashi rides comfortably, yet firmly. Body roll is moderate, but the Kizashi turns in with an eagerness that is against the class norm and delivers minimal understeer, especially for a front-wheel-drive sedan. The 185-horsepower four-banger is more than up to the task and with the manual transmission, the Kizashi feels just like a mini sports sedan light, nimble, and willing. Front driver and passenger front airbags are standard on the Kizashi, as are front and rear side airbags and front and rear side curtain airbags. Traction control and stability control are also both standard.
Bodystyles: 4-door sedan
Engines: 2.4-liter I-4
Transmissions: 6-speed manual, CVT
Models: S, S AWD, SE, SE AWD, GTS, GTS AWD, SLS, SLS AWD
EPA Fuel Economy
S: 21mpg city/31mpg highway (manual); 23 mpg city/31 mpg highway (automatic)
GTS, SLS: 20 mpg city/29 mpg highway
SE, GTS, SLS, S AWD: 23 mpg city/30 mpg highway
SE AWD, GTS AWD, SLS AWD: 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway