2010 Suzuki Kizashi  -  $19,734

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $19,734
Base Invoice: $18,974
Destination Charge: $735
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn Man FWD S
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 24 | City: 21 | Hwy: 31
Body Style: 4dr Sdn Man FWD S
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.4L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine


Numerous standard features, excellent overall handling, available all-wheel drive, good value for the dollar.

Model Highlights

The all-new Suzuki Kizashi comes in four trim levels: S, SE, GTS and SLS. All are fitted with a 2.4L inline four that features twin balance shafts and variable intake valve timing, producing 185 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. With the exception of the SE, all are available with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT automatic. Suzuki expects the SE to be its top seller and it's only available with the CVT. An available all-wheel-drive system features a clutch-pack-type center differential that can be run in 2-wheel-drive mode to help save fuel and is only offered with the CVT.

Handing is a high point for the new Kizashi, with independent suspension on all four corners that's been tuned to give a sporty feel while still maintaining a comfortable ride with minimal road noise over varied surfaces. Standard electronic stability control has been tuned to not be obtrusive during spirited driving. The manual-equipped S has been rated at 21 mpg city and 31 mpg highway, with other trims achieving 23/30 mpg with the CVT and front-wheel drive and 22/29 mpg with the CVT and the available all-wheel-drive system.

The Kizashi measures out at 183.1 inches nose to tail, riding on a 106.3-inch wheelbase with a track width of 61.6 inches. It's slightly smaller than the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, but is larger than the Honda Civic and Volkswagen Jetta. Trunk space measures in at a healthy 13.3 cubic feet and a folding 60/40 rear seat add extra space for longer items.

The basic S comes standard with 16-inch wheels, keyless entry, push button start, full power accessories, dual zone climate control, 9-speaker stereo with iPod/USB interface and satellite radio, tilt and telescopic steering column and a height adjustable driver's seat. When fitted with the CVT automatic, the S is fitted with cruise control and a leather-covered steering wheel. The SE adds 17-inch wheels, cruise control and leather-covered wheel and an 8-way power driver's seat with memory. The GTS gets 18-inch wheels, fog lamps, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters with the CVT, sunroof and a 10-speaker Rockford-Fosgate stereo with Bluetooth connectivity and audio streaming. Finally, the top of the line SLS comes equipped with rear parking sensors, automatic headlights, leather upholstery with heated front seats, power passenger's seat and auto-dimming rearview mirror. All-wheel-drive adds heated side mirrors to all trim levels.

Optional equipment includes Suzuki's i-VSP intelligent vehicle stability program on AWD models only and an available rear-view camera and touchscreen GPS on GTS and SLS models.

Model News

The Suzuki Kizashi is all-new for 2010 and represents a fundamental shift from Suzuki's past appliance-like lineup. It's significantly different throughout with a European-styled interior and inspired handling characteristics and standard features include front-wheel-drive, disc brakes and front and side curtain airbags. A 2.4L inline four is the only engine option, mated to either a 6-speed manual or CVT automatic. All-wheel-drive is optional.

Value Writeup

The 2010 Suzuki Kizashi is an all-new mid-sized sedan that takes direct aim at the market-dominating Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Jetta and Nissan Altima. It's well suited for those looking for performance in a family sedan and it's a complete departure from Suzuki's past, featuring both European-inspired handling and design. With prices starting at $19,734 for the base S model, it's an affordable and capable alternative that Suzuki hopes will change the company's worldwide market share, starting in the U.S.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

EPA Classification

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
31 MPG

Cruising Range - City
348.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
24 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
514.60 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4


Fuel System

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 6500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4000

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
105.0 ft³

Front Head Room
39.3 in

Front Leg Room
41.7 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.5 in

Front Hip Room
53.1 in

Second Head Room
37.0 in

Second Leg Room
35.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
54.6 in

Second Hip Room
52.1 in

106.3 in

Length, Overall
183.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.7 in

Height, Overall
58.3 in

Track Width, Front
61.6 in

Track Width, Rear
61.6 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.7 in

Trunk Volume
13.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3241 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Spare Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.0 ft

Brake Type
4-wheel disc

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.6 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km


Mfg's Report Date
DEC 22, 2014


Potential Number of Units Affected

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 SX4 vehicles manufactured July 16, 2009, to November 1, 2012, and 2010-2013 Kizashi vehicles manufactured October 13, 2009, to October 31, 2012. The shift selector can be moved out of the "Park" position without depressing the brake pedal.

If the shift selector is moved out of the "Park" position while the brake pedal is not depressed, the vehicle may unexpectedly roll, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Suzuki will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shift selector assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 19, 2015. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-714-996-7040. Suzuki's number for this recall is VL.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Mfg's Report Date
October 31, 2018


Potential Number of Units Affected

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Suzuki Kizashi vehicles. Dust can enter the vent line that provides fresh air to the carbon canister, restricting its air flow and possibly creating excessive negative pressure in the fuel tank which may result in the fuel tank cracking.

A cracked tank may leak fuel, increasing the risk of a fire.

The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Suzuki customer service at 1-800-934-0934.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov. NHTSA is missing critical, required information for this safety recall. This information must be supplied through the NHTSA Recalls Portal within 5 working days of confirming its accuracy: - A description of the manufacturer's program for remedying the defect or noncompliance (49 CFR 573.6 (c)(8)(i)).

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.4L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine

6-speed manual transmission

Front-wheel drive

Multi-link rear suspension w/KYB performance shocks

Pwr steering

4-wheel disc brakes -inc: Akebone brake components

Dual chrome exhaust tips

16" steel wheels w/silver painted full wheel covers -inc: P215/60R16 tires

Projector beam headlamps

Pwr exterior mirrors

Intermittent windshield wipers

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: XM satellite radio capability

Front sport bucket seats -inc: seatback map pockets

60/40 split folding rear seat w/center pass through -inc: rear armrest w/slide-out cup holders

Tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/illuminated audio controls

Center console -inc: pwr outlet, USB input, (3) storage bins

Driver info center -inc: avg speed, avg mpg, instant mpg, range, outside temp gauge

SmartPass keyless start/entry system w/push-button ignition

Electronic trunk release switch

Pwr door locks

Pwr windows w/front auto up/down

Dual-zone auto climate control -inc: micron air filtration, rear seat air vents

Rear window defroster

Premium soft touch material -inc: dash, doors, flocked glove box, woven headliner, A-pillars

Ambient lighting -inc: front footwells, overhead console, front door courtesy

Dual illuminated sun visors w/extenders

Anti-lock brake system w/brake assist

Advanced electronic stability control w/traction control

Daytime running lights

Advanced driver/front passenger airbags

Front/rear side impact airbags

Front/rear curtain airbags

LATCH system

Child safety rear door locks

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)




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