2011 Suzuki Kizashi

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The Kizashi, a midsize sport sedan aimed at driving enthusiasts, is the newest member of the Suzuki lineup, having been introduced for the 2010 model year.

The 2011 Suzuki Kizashi is available in four trim levels: S, SE, Sport GTS, and Sport SLS. All trim levels are available with all-wheel drive. Kizashi S models are equipped with premium cloth upholstery; keyless entry and start system with push-button ignition; dual-zone automatic climate control; power windows, mirrors and locks; tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel; steering wheel audio controls; and 16-inch steel wheels. The SE trim adds 18-inch alloy wheels; a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT); 7-speaker AM/FM/CD audio system; USB input; and a 10-way power driver's seat with memory, among other items. The Sport GTS trim adds light-weight alloy wheels; sport-tuned suspension; sunroof; 10-speaker premium audio system; exterior trim kit; and more. Sport SLS models add steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters; Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity; leather seats; a reversing camera with park assist sensors, and more.

All models of the 2011 Suzuki Kizashi are equipped with a 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder engine, mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a performance-tuned continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Manual-equipped Kizashis produce 185 horsepower, while the CVT version produces 180 horsepower. EPA fuel-economy ratings for the 2011 Suzuki Kizashi range between 20 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, depending on the drivetrain.

Standard safety features on the 2011 Suzuki Kizashi include anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist; 8 air bags (dual front, front-seat side-impact, rear-seat side-impact, and side curtain); electronic stability control with traction control; and a tire-pressure monitoring system. An intelligent vehicle stability program (i-VSP) is optional. In rollover tests conducted by the NHTSA, the 2011 Suzuki Kizashi received 4 out of 5 stars. In crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2011 Suzuki Kizashi received the highest-possible \"Good\" ratings for both frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection. The Kizashi received an \"Acceptable\" rating for roof strength.

Starting MSRP for the 2011 Suzuki Kizashi S with manual transmission is $18,999.


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  • Name S (4dr Sdn Man FWD) Transmission Manual MSRP 18999.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
  • Name S (4dr Sdn CVT FWD *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 20899.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
  • Name SE (4dr Sdn CVT FWD) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 21899.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 23/30
  • Name GTS Sport (4dr Sdn Man FWD) Transmission Manual MSRP 22899.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 20/29
  • Name GTS Sport (4dr Sdn CVT FWD) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 23999.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 23/30
  • Name SLS Sport (4dr Sdn Man FWD) Transmission Manual MSRP 24699.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 20/29
  • Name SLS Sport (4dr Sdn CVT FWD) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 25799.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 23/30
  • Name S (4dr Sdn CVT AWD) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 21999.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 23/30
  • Name SE (4dr Sdn CVT AWD) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 23249.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 22/29
  • Name GTS Sport (4dr Sdn CVT AWD) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 25349.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 22/29
  • Name SLS Sport (4dr Sdn CVT AWD) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 27149.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 22/29
  • 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
  • SmartPass keyless start/entry system w/push-button ignition
  • Electronic trunk release switch (2010)
  • Pwr door locks (2010)
  • Pwr windows w/front auto up/down (2010)
  • 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
  • Leather wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel -inc: illuminated cruise & audio controls
  • 10-way pwr driver seat w/pwr lumbar & 3-position memory
  • Leather wrapped tilt/telescopic sport steering wheel w/perforated grips -inc: illuminated cruise & audio controls
  • Pwr passenger seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Heated front seats
  • HomeLink universal transceiver
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • 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
  • 18" alloy wheels w/smoked silver painted finish -inc: P235/45R18 tires
  • 18" sport light weight alloy wheels -inc: P235/45R18 tires
  • Pwr tilt/slide sunroof -inc: one-touch open/close
  • Sport aero body features -inc: sport aero bumper fascia, unique lower grill and chrome fog light surround accents, exclusive aero body side sills w/embedded chrome accents, rear decklid spoiler w/center high mounted stop lamp
  • Fog lamps
  • Projector beam headlamps -inc: auto on/off
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Rain sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • 2.4L DOHC 16-valve I4 engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Multi-link rear suspension w/KYB performance shocks
  • Pwr steering (2010)
  • 4-wheel disc brakes -inc: Akebone brake components
  • Continuously variable transmission
  • Sport suspension w/reduced ride height
  • All-wheel drive system -inc: full-time automatic system w/on/off activation switch
    • 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)
    • Rear proximity sensors
    • AM/FM stereo
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: XM capability audio, USB port in center console
    • 425-watt Rockford Fosgate premium audio system -inc: (10) speakers, digital sound processor
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone system -inc: voice command & streaming audio capability

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