Size-wise, the Suzuki Kizashi is slightly smaller than a Mondeo or Insignia, but access is reasonable front and rear, and the decently sized boot has a comfortable sill height for loading.
Ride and Handling
The Suzuki Kizashi has a ‘driver’s car’ feel on a twisty road, where it displays good grip and well-controlled body roll. We have no complaints about the handling, but the downside is ride quality that is mostly ok, but delivers a bit too much unsettling thump and bump on coarsely surfaced back-roads, and does not match the overall composure of some of its rivals. Steering feel is reasonable, but at times feel a touch light and insufficiently informative.
Ease of Use
Size-wise, the Suzuki Kizashi is slightly smaller than a Mondeo or Insignia, but access is reasonable front and rear, and the decently sized boot has a comfortable sill height for loading. The back seat folds to let you extend the luggage area with only a driver and front passenger on board, but disappointingly the lengthened luggage floor is not completely flat, there is a slightly awkward hump part-way back. Apart from this it is quite a versatile transporter. The cabin is convenient for the driver with well-positioned controls and clear instrumentation.
Suzuki Kizashi Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Suzuki Kizashi|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||8.8 seconds|
|Top Speed||127 mph|
|Fuel Type||Unleaded Petrol|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||42.8 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating|
|Warranty||3 years / 60,000 miles|
|Price (when tested on the 29/12/11)||£21,995|