For ages, Suzuki has tried to produce a mid-level sedan. And for ages, they have kinda failed. Well today, with help from 2010’s Kizashi, Suzuki may have finally found their mythical 4-door unicorn. In a world dominated my Chevy’s, Toyota’s and Nissan’s – the life of a Mid-size sedan’s been pretty easy. Well, there’s a new dog n the street ready to fight for you love and the food stains of your 2.5 kids. The 2010 Kizashi starts off with a base $18.5 price tag that will undoubtedly bring in young families to the dealerships. It’s design takes a more advanced look from Suzuki’s lower-level rides. With a Passat-type look, Kizashi’s front end slopes down, giving the grill an intimidating look. A rear flip on its trunk gives it a sportier profile.
Inside, Suzuki uses a sports-sedan dash, with plenty of techno-savvy toys inside: 425-watt Rockford Fosgate system plus integrated USB port, Bluetooth audio for hooking up an iPhone, iPod Touch or other BT digital music player, Bluetooth hands-free calling and optional audible prompts. Under the hood you’ll find a 2.4-liter DOHC four-cylinder producing 185 horsepower and 170 lb-feet of torque.
Manual six transmission will get drivers 23/31 mpg versus 20/29 with the automatic.
If you’re feeling brave one can upgrade to Kizashi GTS starting at $22,499. We’re going to keep a close eye on Kizashi for 2010 and beyond, as it (hopefully) takes its place amongst the champions of suburban commuting.
Pics Via Autoblog