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Suzuki Kizashi, Car Comparisons, Sedan
Mar 19, 2010 (8:41 pm)
yep, and this SE Arizona padre just can't seem to get the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi out of his mind. This test drive was profitable in that I learned how the car drives out in real life. Not just reading the comments here on Edmunds.
And it drives like a dream! It takes bumps and just melds them into mincemeat! I really think Suzuki has out-done themselves with the Kizashi. BTW-I live about 80 miles from Tucson, and Tucson is home to one of only two Suzuki stores in the state of Arizona. One is in Avondale(a western burb of Phoenix), where we bought our '08 Lancer GTS. The other is Royal Suzuki of Tucson. Perfect. Laid back Tucson salesmen should be much easier to deal with than the Las Vegas card sharks I tried to deal with in Henderson, NV. What a bunch of losers.
The 6-speed Kizashi over in Henderson was a Vivid Red Kizashi. The one I think will look just awesome is what Suzuki calls Platinum Silver Metallic.
Oh yeah, baby, the hunt is on. They say men are the hunters. I feel like I'm on a Kizashi hunt here.
This is what I'm talkin' about, baby.
BTW, gregg vw, you still have your SX-4, right? What else do you have in your stable? Refresh my memory.
#29 of 227 Here is what I am talking about...
Mar 21, 2010 (2:07 pm)
You see how the painted alloys look against the silver paint and the foglights on and such? I love that on this car! And how the headlights look with the mirrored chrome inside and such. Looks great.
The GTS model shown is only $23,244.
Here's a review I just found that is making my mind up on getting a Kizashi. Check this out. I've been wanting to get a car with a manual transmission for a while and here's my chance to do just that. Check this review out, friends.
2010 Suzuki Kizashi GTS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6M)
Haven't had this much fun driving a car since 1978! Great fun with 6 spd.manual transmission, great pick-up and performance...watch out...in 6th gear you can go from 75-100 in a split second without trying to! LOVE MY KIZASHI!
Interior! Fosgate sound! Smooth ride! Mileage!
None so far
Here's another one I like.
2010 Suzuki Kizashi SLS 4dr Sedan AWD (2.4L 4cyl CVT)
Iwas waiting for that car for more than a month. First i want to get GTS AWD CVT but they dont make it yet so i put order for SLS AWD CVT. I took delivery on 2/18 and the car had 24 miles on it. Now i can't say to much about acceleration because i have 350miles and still i am brake in a car but driving on high way taking few seconds to get to 80mph. So far i can say car is cool and fun to drive. On snow car feel steady. Interior its nice and it has a lots of room. Car has a lot of features for that price. If you will buy different car with those futures you will pay much more.
stereo system, moon roof, AWD, paddle shifters, sunroof, push to stat button, auto wipers and lights.
Blind spot warning, 6 cd changer, buck up camera should be standard in all trims and standard navigation in SLS will be nice.
I am thinking of returning to the Pacific Northwest and in Pullman one does have a lot of snow to deal with. Yes, the home of Wasington State University, Pullman. We'll see, I have had a phone interview that went very well. I am going to check out Suzuki dealers in the Pacific Northwest in the Pullman region. I know there's one in Spokane. I miss my homeland, which is actually the Seattle area. But this hospital I'm applying for a job at is winning patient satisfaction awards and it is winning 'Top 100 hospitals to work at in the U.S.' awards as well. I'm very interested! And it does snow a lot in Pullman.
They do plow the streets there, but my 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS, though a great car, might have trouble in the snow, due to it's high-performance, low-profile Pirelli P-Zero Nero M&S Pinna tires. Don't get me wrong, they're great tires. But I suspect the tires with the Lancer suspension and racecar type setup might cause me trouble up in Palouse country.
I'm all excited about the Kizashi and the job in Pullman. Aw, schucks.
#30 of 227 Kizashi vs. Legacy?
Mar 22, 2010 (8:55 am)
Anyone have thoughts (or compared for themselves) an AWD Kizashi SE or GTS with the Legacy 2.5i or 2.5GT?
There are features I like better on the Legacy, but it seems like the Kizashi tends to be more fun to drive.
Apr 01, 2010 (6:30 pm)
I've driven all kinds of cars/trucks in the past including a GMC truck, Saab, VW Jetta TDI, BMW, and MB C-Class AWD. My last car was a 2009 Suzuki SX4 AWD automatic touring crossover. The SX4 was just ok, and didn't ignite any passions. THEN, I test drove the Kizashi when it finally came to Denver. It reminded me so much of my most favorite car, a 2005 MB C-Class AWD. I was instantly in love. For over a month, I thought long and hard about whether I really wanted another Suzuki. I really have never been a fan of the company. But, perceptions can change. I ultimately got a 2010 Suzuki Kizashi SLS AWD Automatic in Platinum Silver. I love it more than the MB I used to own...and that's saying volumes as I considered that MB my first born child. The Kizashi's handling begs you to push it to its limits around curves and up mountains. All this fretting about no V6 and only 180/185hp is laughable. Just go test drive the car. You will see that the car doesn't need it. Yes, I was skeptical too. However, zooming up I-70 into the Colorado Rockies (going at least 80mph on a significant incline while passing up a new black Bentley Continental) alleviated any concerns for me. For those worried about mpg, go get a Prius, Fusion hybrid, or Jetta TDI. Consider Kizashi to be more of an athletic sports sedan (not unlike Audi A4), not an econobox. Oh, and by the way, comparisons of the Kizashi to a Jetta are upsetting, as I have owned a Jetta---it's NO Jetta. Kizashi is larger in real life. Internet photos make the Kizashi look small, but it has much more interior space than Jetta or the MB C-Class. Kizashi may not be for everyone, but it certainly strikes the right chord for me.
Apr 03, 2010 (8:28 am)
I loved your review of your new Kizashi! I have test drove a '10 Suzuki Kizashi GTS in automatic CVT. I didn't even test the CVT in my test drive, I was so blown away by the Kizashi's smooth drive. It handles and corners like a dream. I want a Platinum Metallic Silver GTS, preferably in 6-speeds. Like this one here. I am going to be getting a new job here in a few weeks so buying is probably not in my immediate future.
2010 Suzuki Kizashi GTS
It would be more like 3-6 months down the road. But this is the car I can't seem to get out of my mind. And I have a nice car, a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.
#33 of 227 Now Suzuki has designed the Sport package...
Apr 03, 2010 (2:29 pm)
Note the new wheels, with their more intricate inner pattern there. Man, glad I waited on this pup to come along. Suzuki execs say that the GTS model will still come in at around $23,400. They've added some new chrome to the front fascia along with the wheel package. I think the whole car looks even better with this new Sport package. Here's some other looks at the Sport Kizashi.
Notice that new chrome up there? Looks pretty sharp. I am liking this particular red one here. I'm still hunting and gathering and looking at color preferences while I get slowly closer to attempting to explain to my wife that not only do I need another job we need a 2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport GTS in 6-speed transmission.
Hey, I also notice an orange turn signal indicator just above the foglights that isn't there on the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi, too. You can compare by just checking my above post where I've placed a picture of a 2010 Suzuki Kizashi GTS in Platinum Silver Metallic.
All Suzuki Kizashi's have push-button start. On my test drive of a 2010 Suzuki Kizashi GTS with the automatic CVT transmission I got to start the Kizashi by only pressing a button. I've never done that before, it is kind of strange if you haven't started a car that way before. I'll want to be depressing the clutch pedal on my Kizashi GTS before push-button starting it, huh.
#34 of 227 Car looks nice but wheels are horrible!
Apr 03, 2010 (3:37 pm)
The overall look of the new Kizashi is favorable but the wheel configurations are terrible - far, far too busy! Can you imagine how difficult it would be to clean brake dust off those wheels??!
Apr 03, 2010 (5:10 pm)
you think those wheels are too busy? I don't. Oh well. My '08 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS has wheels that are less busy-more just straight spoke. Like this.
But those wheels on the 2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport do not appear to me to be too busy. They look pretty good and they're done artfully. Here's a close-up view of the Sport's wheel setup.
I like 'em.
#36 of 227 Here's the new 2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport...
Apr 03, 2010 (7:29 pm)
in polar white. This car looks quite impressive in white. It enthuses me like a real car enthusiast's car should. Might have ta buy one.
Offered exclusively on Kizashi GTS and SLS trim levels, Suzuki's new 'Sport' variant of its sleek and sophisticated sport sedan is scheduled to go on sale in the United States this August. Pricing for the all-new 2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport will be announced closer to the vehicle's arrival in dealer showrooms.
Sorry ta disappoint you, but I've already snorked from an online article somewhere that the 2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport will be priced very close to the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi GTS. For example, the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi GTS in 6-speed form will cost about $23,400. The 2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport GTS will no doubt cost around $23,775. Or thereabouts.
Cool. I am continuing to make slow plans to get one of these 2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport's. I didn't even know the Sport model was coming. They pleasureably blindsided me on that one.
Elko, NV, will be a great place to own one of these 2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport's. I can just feel it in me bones, gentlemen.
#37 of 227 Something great is coming...
Apr 05, 2010 (11:49 pm)
to a theater near you. Random thoughts on the new 2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport.
Check out all of the engineering that goes in to this new Suzuki. There is nothing else like the Kizashi in this category of car on the road today! Why might that be?
Well, let's talk about it. For starters show me another car in the segment that has: aluminum pistons with low tensile force rings, forged connecting rods, forged crankshaft, a timing chain (not a belt), balance shafts, hydraulic valve lifters and coil-over ignition. There are none.
Trust me, the above information means this car will be a great performer and is better engineered than anything in its category and price level. The prices are going to start around 19k, and go up to 25k for a totally loaded version complete with AWD! To get anything even close to this car you will have to spend at least 10k to 20K more than you will with Kizashi.
Suzuki tends to put it's money where you can't see it, unlike other brands that sell a fancy interior on a crusty old driveframe. Multi-link fully independent suspension too, no piddly semi-trailing arms or torsion beams to be found on this car.
Combine all those features with the AWD option and there's plenty to differentiate this car from Honda's, Toyota's, VW's and Subaru's, etc. Great job, Suzuki!