The 2014 Suzuki Kizashi is a family sedan in size between compact and midsize models. It is available in base, SE, Sport GTS and Sport SLS trims. The 2014 Suzuki Kizashi base comes standard with 17-inch wheels alloy, only a manual transmission, full power accessories, key-less ignition / entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air vents, cruise control, adjustable driver seat in height, one Tilt- and telescoping steering wheel, 60/40 split folding rear seat-and a sound system with seven speakers with CD player and an audio interface iPod / USB. The 2014 Suzuki Kizashi SE adds an automatic transmission and a leather wrapped steering wheel. It is also eligible for certain options not available in the base car. These include heated mirrors, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and power driver’s seat with eight-way adjustable lumbar and memory functions.
The Sport GTS has 18-inch wheels, transmission paddle shifters, sport suspension and lowered ride height, the sport body kit, rear spoiler, sunroof, fog lights, elements of power driver seat, a sport steering wheel leather a -wrapped shifter and handbrake lever, and Bluetooth streaming audio. The heated mirrors and Bluetooth telephone connection are optional leather upholstery, passenger seat four-way, improved interior trim, a navigation system and a 10-speaker system Rockford Fosgate sound. All the above items are standard on the Sport SLS, along with all-wheel drive, automatic wipers and an auto-dimming rear view mirror.
2014 Suzuki Kizashi Interior
The interior of the 2014 Suzuki Kizashi is notable for its use of luxurious materials and nice design. Not only is unusually sophisticated for a Suzuki, but for medium sedans in general. Passenger comfort is enhanced by a wide headroom and shapely seats, although traveling in the back seat may find that they lack legroom compared to most midsize sedans. Other complaints are not exactly substantial. Some have noted that the font on the large radio screen can only display characters at a time – this is specifically a problem with the iPod interface. The available navigation system is essentially an aftermarket unit with questionable functionality, so you had to jump in and buy a head unit actual market accessories is cheaper and does not compromise the audio system controls. In addition, the trunk is a bit small, accommodating only 13.3 cubic feet of cargo.
2014 Suzuki Kizashi Engine
Every 2014 Suzuki Kizashi is powered by a 2.4 liter four-cylinder that produces 185 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. The basic model comes only with a 6-speed manual transmission and front wheel drive. All other models receive a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). All-wheel drive is optional on the SE and Sport GTS and Sport SLS series.
In performance testing, a fully equipped 2014 Suzuki Kizashi Manual went from zero to 60 mph in 8.3 seconds, which is average for a compact car (a mid-size car can be found with a manual). With the CVT, that time is reduced to 9.1 seconds, which is average for both pacts and midsizers.Fuel economy with the CVT and front-wheel drive is 23 mpg highway city / 30 mpg and 26 mpg combined. This is disappointing, no matter what the size of the car compared to the Kizashi. The model all-wheel-drive gets 22/29/25, while the car manual provides basic equipped 21/31/25.
2014 Suzuki Kizashi Safety
Each 2014 Kizashi comes standard with antilock brakes, the traction and stability control, the front and rear side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. A control system includes improved stability with all-wheel drive available. In brake testing a 2014 Suzuki Kizashi with 18-inch wheels stopped in an excellent 114 feet, nearly 10 feet better than most competitors. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the 2014 Suzuki Kizashi its highest for frontal offset protection and side impact and acceptable second best score in roof strength test score.