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2012 Suzuki Kizashi Sport GTS Review notes

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WES RAYNAL: It cracks me up that is called the Sport model. anything but. The combination of the and the continuously variable transmission doesn’t cut it. Add in all-wheel drive even more power well, you get the picture. The fact the four-cylinder is a bit crude and loud adds to my distaste for the 2012 Kizashi Sport GTS.

The shift paddles on the steering seem like some of cruel joke.


It’s not inside and out. It reminds me a lot of the Volkswagen Jetta, which was The all-wheel drive would the car a good winter warrior, and I say that the steering is good, and the mix is as well.

But the Kizashi is not really on my Not with the Mazda 3, the Ford the Chevrolet Cruze, etc. on the at least not on my radar as a new car. a sub-$20,000 used one.

COPY EDITOR CYNTHIA L. This Suzuki brought fond memories of our long-term I know that I was one of the few in the office who zipping around in the car. that ‘Zashi did not seem as and as noisy—even with the CVT—as Sport model did.

I found myself turning up the to be able to hear it over the especially at higher speeds.

the interior is pretty basic, I expected. But the yards of hard lent a lesser-quality look. And the lacked bolster.

But there was of legroom and shoulder room up and in the back seats, and the trunk was

The Kizashi is good around and corners and is easy to toss And brake pedal feel is This car does handle it just needs a better to get it moving down the road.

DIGITAL EDITOR ANDREW I remember when the Kizashi hit the made quite an impact, at among auto reviewers, the first modern Suzuki to feel like a real Unfortunately, it never made of an impact among the buying thanks to a nonexistent marketing and the fact that folks midsize sedans simply think to look at a Suzuki

Outside, Suzuki made an to craft something a little and the Kizashi stands out to some On the inside, though, it’s a old already, thanks to hard an outdated driver interface and feeling controls. Then the smell—is it possible for a car to smell

But what kills the Kizashi for me is, the powertrain. The four-cylinder CVT combo is plain bad and would be in any car. But more noticeable by virtue of the adequate wrapper in which packaged.

Would Suzuki have had a midsize sedan if the Kizashi had a driveline? Probably not, but you to wonder what would happened if, say, the Hyundai turbo four and six-speed were under the hood, and a of ads had directed folks to at least a test drive.

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Instead, with its Grand Vitara the Kizashi likely will one of the last four-wheeled Suzuki we see on these shores for a while.

ART DIRECTOR CHERYL L. BLAHNIK: The Kizashi looks good. always been a fan of the shapely outlets and its overall sporty Like Cynthia, it made me of our long-term Kizashi.

It’s a shame that car didn’t make a bigger with consumers. As Andy the lack of marketing and the company’s of mediocre cars didn’t do the any favors. However, Suzuki have some street but that’s for its great motorcycles.

a Suzuki bike in my garage now, and I love it.

As for this model, I do like the small upgrades, but I think Suzuki have attempted to squeeze more power out of the four-cylinder to go with the suspension upgrades.

Suzuki Kizashi Sport GTS

Price: $26,494

As-Tested $27,149

Drivetrain: 2.4-liter I4; continuously variable transmission

180 hp @ 6,500 rpm, 170 lb-ft @ rpm

Curb Weight: 3,241 lb

Economy (EPA/ AW ): 25/24.3 mpg

Options: Bluetooth connectivity premium floor and cargo ($210); premium metallic ($130); trunk subfloor with first aid kit ($65)

For information: Check out the 2012 Kizashi Sport GTS at shopautoweek.com.

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