November 29, 2010
I was driving our 2010 Suzuki Kizashi to LAX this weekend, and as usual I was running late and low on fuel. The first thing I did was check the range on the Kizashi's display located between the tachometer and the speedometer. The range said 25 miles, and since I was about 20 miles from LAX I figured I should be good.
I kept checking the range to see how far it would drop. The last displayed range was 22 miles, after that it read "- -" which isn't too useful. Why would it stop showing the range when it nears the end of a tank? isn't this when the range is most useful?
Seth Compton, Field Producer @ 14,045 miles
June 10, 2010
Over the past couple of days I've put about 750 miles on our Suzuki Kizashi, nearly all of it on the freeway. The Kizashi proved to be an enjoyable companion. I appreciated the sophisticated ride quality, reasonably quiet cabin, comfortable driver seat (more telescope for the steering wheel would be appreciated, though) and the suitable storage space for road trip paraphernalia. Also impressive was the wide fuel range (I drove 407 miles on one tank and the fuel light hadn't even come on yet) and good fuel economy (32.6 mpg observed average versus EPA highway of 29 mpg). Go Kizashi!
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor
May 24, 2010
I don't usually pay much attention to fuel range indicators in cars, unless I'm soooooo low that I look for reassurance that I'll make it to the next gas station.
But when I got in our Suzuki Kizashi on Friday, it was already set to show the fuel range, which was 85 miles. I started to head home and noticed that after about 10 quick freeway miles, the range had increased to 125 miles.
When I arrived at home, 65 minutes and 33 miles later, the fuel range indicator has settled on 35 miles.
Now I know that stop-and-go city driving and freeway time can wreak havoc with your gas mileage, but I've never seen an indicator vary so widely in such a short amount of time/distance.
Kelly Toepke, News Editor @ 5721 miles