• B-Man Posted: 5/9/2011 2:07pm PDT

    I test drove an automatic 2010 Suzuki Kizashi CVT. Good road manners, took real-size bumps and squashed them in to little bump-tee-bumps. Nice handler and well-worth the $22,494 price. I may buy myself a Kizashi one day-I like the grille-work, faux-metallic and all, and the metal stripe down the side of the door for cushioning from bratty kids swinging doors at your car. Impressive job from Suzuki for the midsize department. Me likey.

  • James Hamel Posted: 5/9/2011 12:07pm PDT

    I really like these summaries of top news across The Car Connection because they help me catch stories that I would ordinarily miss. These seemed to go away for a while but I am glad they are back.
    I still find it curious as to why everyone loves the Suzuki Kizashi in your Top Five Models Under $20,000. Sure it looks nice and all(albeit nowhere near as exciting as the concepts)but my manual transmission test car felt so gutless that I had to redline the coarse sounding engine in order to get decent performance and my fuel economy was unimpressive.
    I averaged 19 miles per gallon which you can take as proof that either the car isn't fuel efficient or merely proof that I drove that little Kizashi like I rented it.