As fully competitive as the Suzuki Kizashi is in so many respects, fuel efficiency isn't one of them. With fuel economy ratings range from 20 to 23 mpg in the city and 29 to 31 mpg on the highway, the Kizash's gas mileage falls short of many mid-size sedans--even some mid-size sedans with big V-6 engines.
It's surprising, considering that we've noted that the Kizashi's transmissions are geared quite tall, and it's no heavyweight. And in real-world driving, we've managed to easily meet those numbers, or possibly exceed them. In a Kizashi with the six-speed manual, we saw 27 miles per gallon over more than 150 miles of varied driving, much of it quite spirited. And we got 23 mpg on average in a Kizashi with the CVT and all-wheel drive.