On the road, the 2013 Suzuki Kizashi feels solid, comfortable and relatively refined for a car of this price. Despite what those big tailpipes might promise, the Kizashi is not...
especially quick, posting 0-60-mph times of around eight or nine seconds depending on the transmission – about average among 4-cylinder mid-size sedans
. Though very slightly slower, the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) actually works quite well in the Kizashi, which is a good thing since it's now the only transmission available in all trim levels above the base model. Suzuki's available "intelligent all-wheel-drive" lets a driver easily switch between front-drive and an AWD mode that can split the driving torque 50/50 between the front and rear wheels for superior traction. The Kizashi provides commendable driving dynamics while also offering pleasant around-town comfort and decent operating efficiency.