The Kizashi averages just 34.0mpg and emits 191g/km of CO2. These figures are poor compared with those of four-wheel drive, petrol-engined rivals such as the Skoda Superb 1.8 TSI 4x4, let alone the host of front-wheel drive, diesel family cars that you can have for similar money. Like other Suzukis, the Kizashi comes with a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty.
Suzuki Kizashi Saloon quality & reliability
The dashboard is smartly styled, but it’s made from plastics that are more robust than classy. Suzuki also has a poor record in the JD Power customer satisfaction survey, where owners have criticised both its dealer service and its mechanical reliability. In 2011, it finished 27th out of 28 manufacturers, although the Kizashi wasn’t included.
Suzuki Kizashi Saloon safety & security
The list of standard safety kit includes seven airbags, stability control and anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution. What’s more, the Kizashi has four-wheel drive to maximise traction in slippery conditions. Every model comes with deadlocks, an alarm and a visible VIN.