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8.0
/ 10
On Styling
BASE INVOICE
$18,238
BASE MSRP
$18,999
On Styling
The 2012 Suzuki Kizashi is sporty looking, and more elegant and finely detailed than other models in its price range.
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The Kizashi actually turns heads, and that's rare in the midsize sedan class
Cars.com

Aside from the name, the Kizashi has “anonymous” written all over it.
Car and Driver

None of the elements are particularly bad looking, but they aren't boat-floating either.
Autoblog

subtly aggressive styling and attractive interior design
Popular Mechanics

The wheels and rocker panels spruce up the rather sedate base car, and the black interior really does cast a slight attitude.
AutoWeek

Even a couple of years after its debut, the Kizashi remains one of the better-looking compact sedans.

It's more than a foot shorter than most mid-size sedans, but on the upper edge of what would be considered a compact, and the Kizashi strikes some great proportions, combining a rather traditional sedan profile with a dressed-up look and sportier stance. Like nearly every other sedan today, it has character lines that follow from the grille and headlights, through the hood, to the beltline, and its smooth, uncreased flanks are contoured just enough to avoid being called slab-sided. Particularly from the back, the Kizashi looks serious and performance-oriented, especially in new Kizashi Sport trim, which brings a lowered suspension and especially flashy alloy wheels.

Inside, the Kizashi is feels a class above most other value-conscious four-cylinder compact or mid-size models, with a little bit of sports-car swoopiness in the two-tier instrument panel design, a large, hooded gauge cluster, and just a tiny touch of chrome to punctuate the look but not overwhelm. The sporty, upscale look and feel is enhanced by well-bolstered sport seats and quality coarse cloth or ventilated-leather upholstery.

 

Conclusion

The 2012 Suzuki Kizashi is sporty looking, and more elegant and finely detailed than other models in its price range.

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