2015 Suzuki Kizashi Sport Touring 2.4L petrol from Australia and New Zealand
A Superb Car
Nothing! Suzuki is renowned for the reliability of their vehicles.
Bought my Kizashi from a dealer a couple of weeks ago & so far I'm delighted. My previous car was a turbo diesel with a "normal" 6-speed automatic, so it's taking a little while to adjust to the different driving dynamics.
The Kizashi is smooth, very comfortable with supportive seats & adjustable driving position & is, surprisingly, spacious - I had expected to feel cramped after downsizing from a larger family-sized sedan, but don't feel I've lost any usable space, such is the well designed layout of the cabin.
The car feels very solid, like it's carved out of a solid chunk of metal, the doors close with a reassuring "thunk", & the fit & finish is superb.
The car rides smoothly on the 18" alloys (with a full-size alloy spare too!), the steering & suspension are a revelation over my previous sedan, the CVT actually works very well with little "droning" & feels like a normal auto transmission (congrats to Suzuki for sorting theirs out!) & the brakes are excellent.
While mine is the "base model" in the lineup, there's no sense of missing out on too many important features (except for reversing sensors!). Outward vision is very good, but I will be having reversing sensors installed (not a standard fitting) because of the high boot lip & sporty-looking spoiler obscuring the rearward view.
My only criticisms are to the old-fashioned bonnet prop-rod & the gooseneck hinges in the boot (my previous older model sedan had gas struts at both ends).
The Kizashi was discontinued, which is a real pity because it is a truly superb sedan.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th June, 2017