2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport

At a Glance

Pricing $19,999 - $28,999
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 2.4l I4
Transmissions CVT, M6
Fuel Economy 20-23 (city), 29-30 (highway)

Although Suzuki offered larger vehicles made by Daewoo in the past, the Kizashi is their first mid-size car designed and built in house. Marketed as a mid-size, the Kizashi is on the smaller side of the segment with dimensions closer to the Honda Civic than the Toyota Camry. A 180-bhp, 2.4l four-cylinder engine is standard on all models. Most models are equipped with a CVT, but a six-speed manual is available. One item that sets the Kizashi apart is the availability of all-wheel-drive. Most of the sales leaders only offer front-wheel-drive. Pricing ranges from $19,000 for the base S model to $28,000 for a fully equipped SLS model.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Kizashi 2.4l I4 (185-bhp) M6 FWD $19,999
Kizashi SE 2.4l I4 (180-bhp) CVT FWD $21,749
Kizashi SE 2.4l I4 (180-bhp) CVT AWD $23,249
Kizashi Sport GTS 2.4l I4 (180-bhp) CVT FWD $25,799
Kizashi Sport GTS 2.4l I4 (180-bhp) CVT AWD $27,199
Kizashi Sport SLS 2.4l I4 (180-bhp) CVT AWD $28,999