2012 Suzuki Kizashi Pricing, Specs & Reviews

Find Another Suzuki Kizashi
$18,999-$27,699
$18,239-$26,591
22 /CITY / 29 /HWY
Overall Quality
Overall Performance and Design
Predicted Reliability

What's New for 2012:
- Leather upholstery on mid-range trim level

Exterior Features
The 2012 Suzuki Kizashi is a midsize sedan available in four trim levels and in either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive (RWD or AWD), depending on the version. Standard equipment includes 16-inch wheels. Sport models have 10-mm lower ride height, making handling slightly stiffer.

Interior Features
Standard features on the Suzuki Kizashi include keyless ignition and entry and tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. The trunk has 13.3 cubic feet of cargo room.

Optional Features
The 2012 Suzuki Kizashi offers options at various trim levels. Options include cruise control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 7-speaker stereo, consumer-electronics interfaces, 17-inch alloy wheels, 8-way power driver seat with memory settings, power lumbar adjustment, leather upholstery, 18-inch wheels, fog lights, sunroof, 10-speaker Rockford Fosgate stereo, Bluetooth connectivity, steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles, heated side-view mirrors, rear parking sensors, heated front seats, power passenger seat, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a navigation system with rearview camera.

Under the Hood
The 2012 Suzuki Kizashi is powered by a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine mated with either a standard 6-speed manual transmission or an optional continuously variable transmission (CVT). Horsepower ratings are 180 and 185, depending on the transmission.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi are:
- Kizashi with manual transmission: 21/31/25 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Kizashi with CVT: 23/31/26 mpg

Safety
Standard safety equipment on the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi includes stability and traction control and a battery of air bags.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Kizashi received 4 (out of 5) stars for rollover protection. In safety tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Kizashi received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset, side-impact, and rear-crash protection, and an \"Acceptable\" rating for roof strength.


What's New for 2012:
- Leather upholstery on mid-range trim level

Exterior Features
The 2012 Suzuki Kizashi is a midsize sedan available in four trim levels and in either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive (RWD or AWD), depending on the version. Standard equipment includes 16-inch wheels. Sport models have 10-mm lower ride height, making handling slightly stiffer.

Interior Features
Standard features on the Suzuki Kizashi include keyless ignition and entry and tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. The trunk has 13.3 cubic feet of cargo room.

Optional Features
The 2012 Suzuki Kizashi offers options at various trim levels. Options include cruise control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 7-speaker stereo, consumer-electronics interfaces, 17-inch alloy wheels, 8-way power driver seat with memory settings, power lumbar adjustment, leather upholstery, 18-inch wheels, fog lights, sunroof, 10-speaker Rockford Fosgate stereo, Bluetooth connectivity, steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles, heated side-view mirrors, rear parking sensors, heated front seats, power passenger seat, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a navigation system with rearview camera.

Under the Hood
The 2012 Suzuki Kizashi is powered by a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine mated with either a standard 6-speed manual transmission or an optional continuously variable transmission (CVT). Horsepower ratings are 180 and 185, depending on the transmission.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi are:
- Kizashi with manual transmission: 21/31/25 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Kizashi with CVT: 23/31/26 mpg

Safety
Standard safety equipment on the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi includes stability and traction control and a battery of air bags.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Kizashi received 4 (out of 5) stars for rollover protection. In safety tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Kizashi received \"Good\" ratings--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset, side-impact, and rear-crash protection, and an \"Acceptable\" rating for roof strength.


Available Trims for the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name S (4dr Sdn Man FWD) Transmission Manual MSRP 18999.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name SE (4dr Sdn CVT FWD) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 22449.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 23/30
Name SE Leather Edition (4dr Sdn CVT FWD) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 23899.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 23/30
Name GTS Sport (4dr Sdn Man FWD) Transmission Manual MSRP 22399.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 20/29
Name GTS Sport (4dr Sdn CVT FWD) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 24549.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 23/30
Name SLS Sport (4dr Sdn Man FWD) Transmission Manual MSRP 25099.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 20/29
Name SLS Sport (4dr Sdn CVT FWD) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 26349.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 23/30
Name SLS Sport w/Navi (4dr Sdn CVT FWD) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 26349.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 23/30
Name S (4dr Sdn CVT AWD) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 22499.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 23/30
Name SE (4dr Sdn CVT AWD) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 23799.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 22/29
Name SE Leather Edition (4dr Sdn CVT AWD) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 25249.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 22/29
Name GTS Sport (4dr Sdn CVT AWD) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 25899.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 22/29
Name SLS Sport (4dr Sdn CVT AWD) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 27699.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 22/29
Name SLS Sport w/Navi (4dr Sdn CVT AWD) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 27699.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 22/29
Name S (4dr dn CVT FWD S) Transmission Continuously Variable MSRP 20999.00 Engine 2.4L/146 City/Hwy MPG 23/31
Automotive Performance Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study by Category
Performance
Comfort
Overall Performance and Design
Features and Instrument Panel
Style
Initial Quality Study (IQS) by Category
Features & Accessories Quality - Mechanical
Body & Interior Quality - Design
Body & Interior Quality - Mechanical
Overall Quality - Design
Overall Quality - Mechanical
Powertrain Quality - Design
Features & Accessories Quality - Design
Overall Quality
Powertrain Quality - Mechanical

Power Circle Scoring Legend:

Among the best
Better than most
About average
The rest
*Please note that JDPower.com Power Circle Ratings may not include all information used to determine J.D. Power awards. Learn more about how J.D. Power Ratings are calculated.
INTERIOR
  • 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
  • 10-way pwr driver seat w/pwr lumbar & 3-position memory
  • Leather wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel -inc: illuminated cruise & audio controls
  • Leather wrapped shifter knob
  • Pwr passenger seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather wrapped tilt/telescopic sport steering wheel w/perforated grips -inc: illuminated cruise & audio controls
  • HomeLink universal transceiver
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
EXTERIOR
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pwr tilt/slide sunroof -inc: one-touch open/close
  • Projector beam headlamps -inc: auto on/off
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Rain sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers
MECHANICAL
  • 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
  • Continuously variable transmission
  • Sport suspension w/reduced ride height
  • All-wheel drive system -inc: full-time automatic system w/on/off activation switch
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 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
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo -inc: (7) speaker audio pre-wire
    • 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
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: XM capability audio

    Find this car for sale at your local dealer---enter your Zip Code to start your search:

    Commenting Block

    The Latest New Car Previews, Buyer's guides, Articles and more from J.D. Power: