2010 Suzuki Kizashi Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Suzuki Kizashi - Road Test Specs

2010 Suzuki Kizashi Sedan

(2.4L 4-cyl. CVT Automatic)


Model year2010
StyleGTS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl CVT)
Base MSRP$24,334
Options on test vehicleNone
As-tested MSRP$24,334


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,393cc (146 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.0
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)180 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)170 @ 4,000
Transmission typeContinuously variable
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)Final: 5.798


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeElectric power steering
Tire brandDunlop
Tire modelSP Sport 7000 AS
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, frontP235/45R18 V
Tire size, rearP235/45R18 V
Wheel size18-by-8 inches front and rear
Wheel materialPainted alloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)6.0
0-60 mph (sec.)9.1
0-75 mph (sec.)13.3
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.8 @ 84.8
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)8.8
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)29
60-0 mph (ft.)114
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)65.6 mph
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.89g
Sound level @ idle (dB)34.1
@ Full throttle (dB)66.9
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)58.1

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsNot much thought or technique here -- only a slight pedal overlap on launch. Engine ramps up to about 6,750 rpm by 60 mph and creeps up only slightly thereafter. Engine note is (by consensus) bovine in nature and could get old quickly. A slight sense of valvetrain variability at about 5,000 rpm, but that could also be the CVT doing something.
Braking ratingVery Good
Braking commentsLittle idle stroke, positive engagement, little fade and no odor. Good stops, with moderate dive and no ABS vibration/hum.
Handling ratingVery Good
Handling commentsSkid pad: Excellent balance between understeer and oversteer; requires only throttle to maintain line. Steering loads up nicely. With stability control on, the system begins applying brakes first, then the throttle closes...still pretty grippy. Slalom: Enthusiastic turn-in with quick yaw response means you've got to stay ahead of the eventual rotation. Lift-throttle oversteer could catch some drivers by surprise, but it works well. With stability control on, the brakes minimize the oversteer and it's still quick for a FWD sedan. Obvious sporty state of tune was intended. Lively and fun.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)68.06
Wind (mph, direction)1.4 tailwind

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)23 city/30 highway
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)16.6

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,329
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,341
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)61/39
Length (in.)183.1
Width (in.)71.7
Height (in.)58.3
Wheelbase (in.)106.3
Track, front (in.)61.6
Track, rear (in.)61.6
Turning circle (ft.)36.0
Legroom, front (in.)41.7
Legroom, rear (in.)35.6
Headroom, front (in.)39.3
Headroom, rear (in.)37.0
Shoulder room, front (in.)55.5
Shoulder room, rear (in.)54.6
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)13.3


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain7 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion3 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front and dual rear
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driver5 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side front5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side rear5 stars
NHTSA rollover resistance4 stars

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