For The Suzuki Kizashi is a generously equipped family saloon that gets four-wheel drive and a CVT automatic gearbox as standard. You’re unlikely to see another one.
Against The only engine on offer is a comparatively dirty and inefficient petrol, so running costs will be high. The ride is firm, and the Kizashi falls well short of the class leaders in terms of refinement and interior space.
What Car? says
Unless you consider four-wheel drive a must, there are many rivals that are far better to drive and live with than the Suzuki Kizashi. If you need a 4x4 family car, then a Skoda Superb is a far better bet and will cost less to run, even if it’ll cost a bit more to buy.
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There are 1 Suzuki Kizashi versions available
Target Price team says:
It won’t take you long to spec your Suzuki Kizashi because Suzuki is offering just one version – a 2.4-litre petrol that comes with four-wheel drive and a continuously variable automatic transmission that you can override using steering wheel-mounted paddles.
The only thing you have to decide is which of the four colours you want and whether or not to add the optional touch-screen sat-nav system.
The Kizashi is covered by a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty and a 12-year anti-perforation warranty. Unfortunately, the servicing intervals are tiny by the standards of modern cars, at just 9000 miles.
Reader test team says:
I no longer have one, but it was the best car I ever owned, until my present one (Vauxhall Cascada). It was comfortable, amazingly well equipped, and…
I have owned my Kizashi for 14 months now. So far it has proved to be totally reliable, enjoyable to drive and quite economical to own. The insurance…
After having my Grand Vitara 1.9 ddis for 6 1/2 years and 140001 miles (total reliability) I have taken delivery of a super black Kizashi. What a…