2010 Suzuki Kizashi Long-Term Road Test

2010 Suzuki Kizashi: Not an Audiobook Lover

June 07, 2010

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I'm far from being a huge audiobook fan, but I do have one or two saved on my iPod. This weekend, I tried to listen to one while in the Kizashi, but initially, the car's iPod interface wasn't having it. On an iPod, you can select "Audiobook" from the main menu and choose the book you'd like to listen to. The Kizashi's interface, however, doesn't offer "Audiobook" as a selection in the main menu; the only choices are "Album," "Artist," "Songs," "Playlist" and "Genre." Bummer.

Happily, I was able to access the audiobook by first selecting it on the iPod and then connecting the player to the Kizashi. But then I realized that the Kizashi's interface wouldn't allow me to scroll from chapter to chapter within the audiobook.

Again, I'm not a huge audiobook guy, but I have listened to a couple while in our other test cars, and I don't remember ever having this problem. Does your car's iPod interface recognize audiobooks?

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor @ 6,316 miles

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