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2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport

At a Glance

Pricing $19,999 - $28,999
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 2.4l I4
Transmissions CVT, M6
Fuel Economy 20-23 (city), 29-30 (highway)

Overview Information

Although Suzuki offered larger vehicles made by Daewoo in the past, the Kizashi is their first mid-size car designed and built in house. Marketed as a mid-size, the Kizashi is on the smaller side of the segment with dimensions closer to the Honda Civic than the Toyota Camry. A 180-bhp, 2.4l four-cylinder engine is standard on all models. Most models are equipped with a CVT, but a six-speed manual is available. One item that sets the Kizashi apart is the availability of all-wheel-drive. Most of the sales leaders only offer front-wheel-drive. Pricing ranges from $19,000 for the base S model to $28,000 for a fully equipped SLS model.

Official Word:

As the largest automotive consumer segment, manufacturers of midsize sedans have historically gone to great lengths to match consumer needs with an appropriate feature and benefit. None, however, have traveled the path taken by Suzuki and its Kizashi sport sedan, where European chassis dynamics have been joined by Japanese engineering, Japanese assembly and an affordable price point. The end result, available as an entry-level, midlevel 'SE', Sport GTS and upscale Sport SLS, has been 'wowing' both...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Kizashi 2.4l I4 (185-bhp) M6 FWD 20/29/24 $19,999
Kizashi SE 2.4l I4 (180-bhp) CVT FWD 23/30/26 $21,749
Kizashi SE 2.4l I4 (180-bhp) CVT AWD 22/29/25 $23,249
Kizashi Sport GTS 2.4l I4 (180-bhp) CVT FWD 23/30/26 $25,799
Kizashi Sport GTS 2.4l I4 (180-bhp) CVT AWD 22/29/25 $27,199
Kizashi Sport SLS 2.4l I4 (180-bhp) CVT AWD 22/29/25 $28,999