Suzuki has announced the pricing on the all-new 2010 Kizashi sedan and revealed one of the best bangs for the buck of the year! Let’s cut to the chase, it starts at $22,000, while a fully loaded model can be had for $24,000. And for that money you get literally a lot! The car is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder developing 185 hp and comes with either a six-speed manual or a CVT gearbox, plus an intelligent i-AWD system.
Kizashi is also very well equipped. In the very basic “S” model you get standard features like push button start, sport front seats, steering wheel audio controls, automatic dual-zone climate control with passenger rear vents, stability control, 8 airbags and integrated-chromed dual exhaust tips.
Then there is the more luxurious “SE” trim level which adds up things like standard CVT transmission, 215/55-17 tires mounted on alloy wheels, a 10-way power driver seat with 3-position memory, cruise control and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift lever and parking brake lever to the list.
At the top of the range there are the GTS and SLS models which come with 235/45-18 tires on alloy wheels, one-touch moonroof, fog lights, a 425 watt Rockford Fosgate® audio system and integrated Bluetooth® hands-free calling and audio streaming. Kizashi’s top-tier spec, the SLS, adds leather appointments to the interior, three-stage heated front seats, a four-way power passenger seat, Home Link®(4) universal garage door opener, windshield wiper rain sensor and rear parking sensors.
You have to say, a very reliable and rather good-looking Japanese sedan with loads of equipments and a good engine for that price, sounds like a bargain!
Wheelbase: 106.3 inches
Overall Length: 183.1 inches
Overall Width: 71.7 inches
Engine: 2.4-liter, four-cylinder, 16-valve DOHC engine
Horsepower: 185 hp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque: 170 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm
Transmission, Manual: Six-speed manual transmission
Transmission, Automatic: Continuously Variable
Brakes: Front vented disc brakes and rear solid disc
brakes with Four-wheel disc brakes
EPA Fuel Economy Estimates: 21/31 manual FWD with 16-inch wheels
20/29 manual FWD with 17/18-inch wheels
23/31 CVT FWD with 16-inch wheels
23/30 CVT FWD with 17/18-inch wheels
23/30 CVT AWD with 16-inch wheels
22/29 CVT AWD with 17/18-inch wheels