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Suzuki Kizashi Saloon review

2012 - 2013 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 53.0

At a glance

Price new £21,520
Used prices £3,266 - £5,990
Road tax cost £365
Insurance group 26
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 471 miles
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Available fuel types


Pros & cons


A left-field choice, switchable two/four-wheel-drive, comfortable on long journeys


Only one engine available, thirsty, high CO2 emissions, little steering feel

Written by Parkers Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


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. These cars are major players in the fleet sector, but the Kizashi is unlikely to appeal to many fleets for one major reason: there’s only one petrol engine in its line-up.

The Japanese maker has modest sales expectations and is hoping its kit levels will appeal to private buyers looking for value for money. Is that enough to even slightly dent sales of the more established models such as the Mondeo and the highly regarded Skoda Octavia? There are many questions surrounding the Kizashi, so read on for the answers…