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2012 Suzuki Kizashi Sport GTS

Value-Packed Sports Sedan

A three-quarter front view of a red 2012 Suzuki Kizashi Sport GTS

In short: A stylish, budget-priced sports sedan.

Suzuki Kizashi Review

Offering the solid-feel and handsome styling of a European-built sedan, the Suzuki Kizashi is a pleasant alternative for those in search of a quality car at a budget price. Fitted with a sport-tuned suspension, lightweight sport wheels and an aerodynamic body kit, the Kizashi Sport GTS displays responsive handling around turns and decent power from its 2.4-liter inline-4, although its 21.3 mpg combined left us slightly disappointed. Our Vivid Red tester also came with cool premium features like Bluetooth hands-free calling and wireless audio streaming.

Warranty/Service: 3-year/36,000-mile new vehicle warranty; 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty; 3-year/ 36,000-mile 24-hour roadside assistance

QUICK SHEET
Base Price: $22,249 / As Tested: $22,774

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

Engine: 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder
Horsepower: 185 hp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque: 170 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual

Curb weight:
3,241 lbs
Wheelbase: 106.3 in
Length/Width/Height: 183.1/71.7/58.3 in
Turning circle: 17.4 ft

Brakes:
4-wheel disc brakes with ABS

Suspension: MacPherson strut front; multi-link rear

Traction:
traction control and vehicle stability control

0-60 mph: 9.2 seconds

EPA City:
20 mpg
EPA Highway: 29 mpg

Safety:
dual front airbags; front and rear side airbags; curtain side airbags


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