Trunk Pass-Thru and Folding Rear Seats - 2010 Suzuki Kizashi GTS Long-Term Road Test

2010 Suzuki Kizashi Long-Term Road Test

2010 Suzuki Kizashi GTS: Trunk Pass-Thru and Folding Rear Seats

September 13, 2010

Suzuki Kizashi fold rear seats with pass-thru.JPG

Our long-term 2010 Suzuki Kizashi GTS has both a 60/40 folding rear sear and a trunk pass-thru.

When I worked at a major carmaker, the question that came up then is one that I will pose today: is it necessary to have both a folding rear seat and a trunk pass-thru?

Of course it's nice to have both, but under what scenario would a trunk pass-thru be useful in lieu of folding seats? Certainly if the seats were fixed, a trunk pass-thru would be useful.

But both?

The only situation I can think of for a pass-thru is if you had 4 people in the car and some long 2x4s or skis residing in the trunk, an somewhat unlikely occurrence. And if you did that a lot, wouldn't you also/instead have an SUV or pickup truck?

Is there another scenario I'm missing?

Albert Austria, Senior Engineer @ 10,800 miles

Suzuki Kizashi trunk pass-thru.JPG

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