Suzuki Kizashi Review

Suzuki Kizashi
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Suzuki Kizashi Review

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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.

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Suzuki Kizashi Road Test Data
Model ReviewedSuzuki Kizashi
  
Body TypeSaloon
ColourMineral Grey
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph8.8 seconds
Top Speed 127 mph
  
TransmissionCVT Automatic
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban25.0 mpg
Extra Urban42.8 mpg
Combined34.0 mpg
  
Insurance Group26
Euro NCAP Rating
Warranty3 years / 60,000 miles
Price (when tested on the 29/12/11)£21,995

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