2012 Suzuki Kizashi  -  $19,764

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $19,764
Base Invoice: $19,004
Destination Charge: $765
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn Man FWD S
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 25 | City: 21 | Hwy: 31
Body Style: 4dr Sdn Man FWD S
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.4L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine


Strong standard feature list; excellent handling; available all-wheel drive; good value

Model Highlights

The Suzuki Kizashi comes in four trim levels: S, SE, GTS Sport and SLS Sport. All are fitted with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine 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 continuously variable transmission (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.

Handling is sharp in the Kizashi, with independent suspension on all four corners. The Sport model's ride-height is reduced 10 mm from the other trims and tuned to give precision control while still maintaining a comfortable ride. The 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 mpg city/30 mpg highway with the CVT and front-wheel drive and 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway with the CVT and the available all-wheel-drive system.

The Kizashi measures out slightly smaller than the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, but larger than the Honda Civic. Trunk space measures in at a healthy 13.3 cubic feet and a folding 60/40 rear seat adds extra space for longer items or luggage for longer road trips in the Kizashi's upgraded appointments.

The basic S model comes with 16-inch wheels standard, keyless entry, push-button start and dual-zone climate control. When fitted with the CVT, 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 Sport gets 18-inch wheels, fog lamps, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters with the CVT and a 10-speaker Rockford-Fosgate stereo with Bluetooth connectivity and audio streaming. Finally, the top-of-the-line SLS Sport 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 all-wheel-drive models only and an available rear-view camera and touch-screen GPS on GTS Sport and SLS Sport models. A new SE Leather Packages features a leather interior and adds $2,000 to the base SE price.

Model News

For 2012, Suzuki has introduced only minor changes to the Kizashi. In SE trim, a leather seat package is available, as is a Crimson Red Metallic exterior color.

Value Writeup

The mid-sized 2012 Suzuki Kizashi 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 good direction for Suzuki, featuring both European-inspired handling and design. Suzuki offers a 100,000-mile/7-year powertrain limited warranty. Base prices range from the S front-wheel drive at $18,999 to the truly impressive SLS Sport at only $28,948, with a vast array of luxury features included.

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
25 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.

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
105.4 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

Suspension Type - Rear

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Spare Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

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.

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

2.4L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine

6-speed manual transmission

Front-wheel drive

Multi-link rear suspension w/KYB performance shocks

Pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel disc brakes -inc: Akebone brake components

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

Projector beam headlamps

Front fender redundant turn signal indicators

Intermittent windshield wipers

AM/FM stereo -inc: (7) speaker audio pre-wire

Front sport bucket seats -inc: seatback map pockets

Cloth seat trim

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

Tilt/telescopic steering wheel -inc: illuminated audio controls

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

TouchFree Smart Key entry w/push-button ignition system

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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