2010 Suzuki Kizashi GTS: Exhaust Tips A Case Of Overpromise, Underdeliver?
January 04, 2011
It's usually not a good thing to overpromise and underdeliver. Whether in your work at the office, in the sports you play, or with hulking exhaust tips when you don't have the power to back them up.
The Suzuki Kizashi has just such a pair of large, stylized outlets, which might lead you to believe it's packing a feisty turbo-four, or at least a smooth V6.
Neither is true, but at least the Kizashi's 185-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder provides decent enough oomph and the chassis semi-sporting handling to the point that you don't feel completely led astray. Plus, there's that jazzy-looking body and the Suzuk's great value for the money, $23,614 as-tested.
Look more closely and you'll see the Kizashi's tips aren't actually exhaust tips, but rather just outlets. Behind each outlet lies the true peashooter exhaust. Those big outlets are purely for show.
Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 15,369 miles