Check out the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi in Kansas City, MO, at Jeremy Franklin Suzuki!
From its pleasing, solidly-constructed, European-styled exterior and interior all the way down to its inspired handling, available all-wheel drive, top-notch features, low MSRP and generous 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, you cannot find a much better midsize sedan than the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi, available in Kansas City, MO, at Jeremy Franklin Suzuki.
Kizashi Engine, Transmission, & Fuel Economy
Available in S, SE, Sport GTS and Sport SLS trim levels and in standard front-wheel or optional all-wheel drive drivetrains, the 2012 Kizashi gets its power from a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that can be paired with either a 6-speed manual transmission (standard on S, Sport GTS and Sport SLS with FWD) or a responsive continuously variable transmission (CVT; optional on previously listed trims, standard on SE and AWD models). Horsepower and pound-feet of torque with the 6MT are 185 and 170 respectively, with CVT-equipped models reaching a slightly-detuned 180 horsepower. During testing, a Kizashi SLS FWD with the 6MT traveled from 0 to 60 mph is just 8.3 seconds, which is above the norm for a 4-cylinder-equipped midsize sedan. The CVT model's time was slightly lower at 9.1 seconds-average time for a car in this class. Depending on your choice of trim, transmission and drivetrain, fuel economy can range anywhere from 20 city/29 highway MPG all the way up to a fuel-efficient 23 city/31 highway MPG (S with 6MT). In 2012, in order to illustrate the cosmetic, aerodynamic and suspension enhancements the Kizashi has gone through, the GTS and SLS trim levels were renamed the Sport GTS and Sport SLS.
Kizashi Standard Equipment and Options
On the base S trim with 6MT, you can customize the interior to your comfort level thanks to dual-zone automatic climate control, height-adjustable driver seat and a tilt telescopic steering wheel. Other S features include 16-inch steel wheels, keyless ignition/entry, full power accessories and cloth upholstery. Add the CVT to the S trim and you also gain a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control and a 7-speaker sound system with USB port/iPod interface. On the SE trim, you get all the S equipment, along with other exterior and comfort features. Control the sound system without moving your hands from the wheel with steering wheel-mounted audio controls. Turn heads as you roll by on 17-inch alloy wheels. Plus, driving will be a pleasure on those long road trips when you tune the 8-way power driver seat with memory settings and power lumbar adjustment to your unique specifications.
On the Sport GTS trim, sportiness takes center stage with the addition of a rear spoiler and special treatments to the front fascia and side sills. Cut a more intimidating figure with 18-inch wheels, fog lights and a sport-tuned suspension with a lower ride height. Let in the fresh air and sunlight with a sunroof. Plus, enjoy your favorite music as played through the 10-speaker Rockford Fosgate sound system that supports Bluetooth phone connectivity/audio streaming. Add AWD to your Sport GTS and you will also get steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles, which are optional on FWD models. Finally, on the range-topping Sport SLS, the luxury gets dialed up to 11. Parallel parking is a breeze with the addition of rear parking sensors. Drives both long and short are even more luxurious and comfortable thanks to leather upholstery, heated front seats and a power passenger seat. Plus, do not worry about turning on headlights or wipers yourself when it starts raining-the automatic headlamps and automatic wipers cut on for you. Other Sport SLS features include heated sideview mirrors and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. A navigation system with a rearview camera is an available Sport SLS option.
Kizashi Safety Features
Among the many safety features on the Kizashi are antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front and rear side airbags, and side curtain airbags. Brake testing concluded that a Kizashi GTS with 18-inch wheels could stop completely in an impressive 114 feet. In 2010 government testing, it received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars front and side protection. Meanwhile, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) bestowed it with a score of "Good," their best score possible, for frontal-offset and side-impact protection; roof strength tests garnered it their second-best score of "Acceptable."
Test Drive a Kizashi
When you want a midsize sedan with European flair, satisfying handling, an excellent range of features and enough sportiness to get your blood pumping, the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi easily rivals the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima and other cars in this class. If you are interested in purchasing or leasing a 2012 Suzuki Kizashi in Kansas City, MO, simply drop by Jeremy Franklin Suzuki for a test drive or give us a call on our sales line at (888) 538-5521 today.