It All Adds Up - 2010 Suzuki Kizashi GTS Long-Term Road Test

2010 Suzuki Kizashi Long-Term Road Test

2010 Suzuki Kizashi GTS: It All Adds Up

September 14, 2010

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Most folks know I'm a fan of the Kizashi; a 650-mile road trip back in May cemented my initial impressions that this is a well built, refined and nicely stocked ride. The styling is clean but honestly just okay for me, neither striking nor offensive. But some staffers and onlookers have stated how the Suzook's looks have a premium vibe.

And I can see three reasons why they'd get that impression. One is the tasteful sliver of chrome used for the lower body side moldings. There's just enough chrome there to dress the car up without looking tacky. Another is the wheel design, metallic silver multi-spokers that looks more upscale than the old gray five-spokers you see on so many sedans at the $25-30,000 price point. Lastly are the nicely finished dual exhaust outlets, which Engineering Editor Al Austria already mentioned.

Although by themselves all these features may strike you as barely worth mentioning, combined they give the Kizashi a rather upscale look, no mean feat for a car that lists for about $23,000.

John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 10, 825 miles

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