The Kizashi is a sound and capable car, but not quite the bargain sports sedan Suzuki hyped it as being.
Kizashi slots in at the smaller end of the family sedan category, with a snug cabin and tight rear seat.
The ride is taut and controlled, but a little stiff.
The front seats are well shaped and comfortable, the cabin is well-finished, and most drivers should find sufficient head- and legroom.
Fuel economy is pretty good, but acceleration is rather leisurely and the CVT transmission makes the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine struggle to keep up the pace.
Alluring features such as keyless ignition, seat-position memory, and automatic climate control are welcome, especially at this price.