Used Suzuki Kizashi (2012 - 2013) Comfort

Review by Parkers on
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On looks alone Suzuki's new Kizashi saloon shows promise. This slick four-door is the Japanese manufacturer's first UK foray into the so-called D-segment currently dominated by the Ford Mondeos and Vauxhall Insignias of this world.

3 out of 5

Comfort

The ride is supple and refined which means the Kizashi is at home cruising on the motorway. It'll also soak up potholes and other undulations with ease. When driving enthusiastically the whine of the CVT gearbox can become intrusive and irritating but road, tyre and wind noise is low. The front seats are quite comfortable with decent side and back support.

3 out of 5

Practicality

Four adults can sit comfortably in the Kizashi, but you do get more room in similarly priced cars such as the Mondeo and Insignia. You could squeeze a fifth person in if you are only doing a very short journey – the middle seat in the rear should only be used for children or those under six foot and of a slender frame. There are plenty of cubbies for loose change and there's also two drinks holders in the central console transmission tunnel.

Open the boot and you'll find a sizeable loadspace of 461 litres. You might be disappointed by the lightweight feel of the bootlid, however.

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How does the boot space compare?

560 litres
535 litres
Suzuki Kizashi (12-13)
461 litres
3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

All-round visibility is very good and the driver’s seat has a memory function enabling you to save your favourite position. Up front the dashboard is well laid out with large, chunky buttons for the heating and stereo controls. The instruments are easy to read, but the quality of the plastics isn't the best and some elements of the interior look dated.