The 2012 Suzuki Kizashi continues to put its best foot forward in terms of features for the money. The base price on a Kizashi S, including destination, is less than $20k, and even a loaded Kizashi SLS Sport still totals well under $30k.
Suzuki typically offers few if any options on its U.S. vehicles, instead including a strong list of standard features, and the Kizashi takes that to a new level with all Kizashi's including keyless entry and dual-zone climate control. The Kizashi remains offered in S, SE, GTS Sport, and SLS Sport models. The S includes a surprisingly high level of standard equipment like push-button start, sport seats, dual-zone climate control, and steering-wheel audio controls. Next up is the SE, which adds a power memory driver seat, cruise control, 17-inch alloys, and upgraded trim. A 425-watt Rockford Fosgate sound system, fog lamps, a moonroof, and 18-inch wheels are all part of the GTS, while the top-of-the-line SLS includes leather upholstery, heated front seats, rain-sensor wipers, rear parking sensors, heated mirrors, an auto-dimming mirror, and a garage-door opener.
Both the GTS Sport and SLS Sport step up to a lowered suspension that rides 10 mm lower (but not really any harsher) than the base setup; a bolder, lightweight wheel design; a trunk spoiler; body sill extensions; a more aggressive front fascia; and a bolder, 'aero' look. Sport models also get snug, leather-trimmed sport seats with contrast stitching (a different design with more side bolstering), plus a number of other extras.
A navigation system is available as a relatively low-cost option and includes a rear camera system, real-time traffic, and iPod controls.