2010 Suzuki Kizashi GT Verdict — Motor Trend

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Suzuki GT 125
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A Cure for the Common Midsize

We all learn at an early age you get what you pay That knockoff action at the dollar store just pack the same karate-chop as the one on the TV commercials. And it’s tough up with friends on your Toys R Us mountain bike it weighs as much as your retriever and the wheels won’t round.

Still, as we get older, we that every so often possible to feel like you got than you paid for. at Motor Trend . every now and we come across a value-priced car doesn’t take us back to our Duffy Rockstumbler two-wheeler. The Kizashi is one of those cars.

A few from our Kizashi’s logbook: like a premium piece. Has the bones that made the famous. Impressive for its price.

It’s hard to believe car only costs $24,000. our Kizashi tester wowed us its value. For an as-tested price of we got a spacious midsize sedan with dual-zone climate a 10-way power driver’s with memory settings; a leather-wrapped, button-laden, multifunction wheel; a 425-watt, 10-speaker system; Bluetooth connectivity; eight airbags; and 18-inch

Not bad. And it wasn’t just on paper. As weeks turned months with our little red its good looks and fun-to-drive made more than a few into fans. Photographer Vance spent a weekend the Suzuki and fell in love.

What really sells it for me and my foot is that one can drive the at full throttle all the time doing super-illegal speeds, scribbled. The engine has just power to wind out on every shot, freeway ramp, or merge, and yet, doing so puts you above the posted limit. Lots of fun.

fun character, combined with (the Kizashi averaged mpg during its stay), earned praise from executive Ed Loh. For scooting around and riding commuter traffic, the is perfect, Loh noted. The manual is good (not great), but enough to encourage heel-toe and other shenanigans.

I enjoy out the four-banger, and it makes me even to see mpg in the mid-to-high 20s when doing so. road test editor Lago agreed after a weekend out and about town in the Dimensionally, it looks and feels Corolla than Camry, though it’s as wide as the This is a good thing although the Kizashi is no compact, it like one; it’s easy to maneuver through streets, alleys, parking

Credit is also due to its enjoyable tendencies; turn-in is quite and there’s decent weight in the The shifter has a positive feel: never second guess a as you would in the Legacy. Throwing the down an off-ramp is surprisingly

For as much as we loved driving the there was still room for improvement. A blown fuse at miles rendered the stereo and mirrors completely non-operable, but the was replaced at no cost under Service costs for our year and 20,000 miles rang in at a of $128.69 for two oil changes, tire and general inspections.

Suzuki GT 125
Suzuki GT 125

Two no-cost recall services also performed — one to a dashboard compartment hinge, and the to replace a defective drive pulley tensioner. Some also complained about a of power from the Kizashi’s naturally aspirated inline-four. At 185 and 170 lb-ft of torque, the engine is on par other budget offerings, but the of oomph was a letdown to those who had enamored of the Kizashi’s athletic

It feels as if the suspension is tuned to although the engine remains in car mode, griped Lago. You hear too much of the engine and what you do hear isn’t as as any given Honda mill. editor Scott Evans and offered a suggestion. I’d it if Suzuki would offer a sport model in the future just a little more

This thing’s so close to a legitimate compact sport but the engine just doesn’t have enough in it. All said, we sad to see our Kizashi go after its yearlong in the fleet. It might be easy to it with a more expensive but it won’t be as easy to find one more charm.

Associate editor Nate Martinez up our final impressions. Suzuki be proud. The Kizashi is roomy and inside, has a handsome exterior, smooth, grips decently and returns respectable fuel

It’s a shame Suzuki selling more of these. We agree more. From the The more I drive the Kizashi, the I like it.

Especially when you consider our well-appointed tester stickers for $23,000, about what spend for a similar Jetta. Of the Jetta now has a torsion-beam rear end fine for most, but the Kizashi is the handler.

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