You’re looking at the best car that nobody buys. The 2012 Suzuki Kizashi is difficult to classify, a sedan sized between a compact and a midsize car and capable of transporting five people even if four are more comfortable. Styled and equipped somewhere between a mainstream and an entry-luxury model, the Kizashi is available only with a four-cylinder engine and a choice between a manual and a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Despite its economy car powertrain, the Kizashi features competent sport sedan tuning combined with a compliant ride quality, making it genuinely pleasurable to drive. An all-wheel-drive system is optional, giving this Suzuki improved go-in-the-snow driving dynamics. Buyers can also upgrade the Kizashi with luxury features, but the price of a loaded model remains solidly within middle-class income brackets.
What is a Suzuki Kizashi? It’s nearly everything a sedan should be, and like nothing else on the road.