2010 Suzuki Kizashi: 425-Watts of Goodness
June 21, 2010
I hadn't really listened to the Kizashi's stereo much before this weekend. With all of its visible branding I figured it must be a notch above your standard family sedan spec stereo, but I've seen that ploy before.
This time I was proven correct after connecting an iPod through the USB port in the console. There's plenty of power, good separation and fairly clean bass from the 10-speaker system. The bass isn't particularly deep, but it doesn't rattle or get distorted easily either. Having the tweeters on the doors does make them susceptible to getting covered up, but it's a minor issue for the most part.
There are some pretty slick satellite controls on the steering wheel too. Good feel to the switches and they're logically placed. Overall, a solid system, especially considering that it comes standard on the GTS model.
Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor @ 7,567 miles