Powertrain

Suzuki Kizashi / Overview / Powertrain

Built at Suzuki's brand-new manufacturing facility in Sagara, Japan, the 2010 Kizashi is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder engine offering a more potent standard engine than many competitive best-sellers. The engine employs both an aluminum block and cylinder heads, providing a lightweight installation; aluminum pistons with low tensile force rings deliver improved power and efficiency. Dropped-forged connecting rods, rotating on a forged steel crankshaft, contribute to the inline four's durability, and a balancer shaft delivers improved engine balance and reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).

The responsive inline four is connected to a six-speed manual transmission, for heightened performance in the low gears, along with relaxed — and economical — cruising capability in the higher gears. Customers may opt for an available Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that delivers both the driving experience and fuel efficiency today's consumers demand, while not compromising the character preferred by driving enthusiasts. That character is enhanced with paddle shifters, optimizing driver control regardless of speed or driving environment. With either transmission choice, the Suzuki Kizashi is engineered to return competitive fuel economy numbers for fuel-conscious consumers.

In addition to this excellent new powertrain, and to even further enhance the Suzuki Kizashi's strong efficiency story, Suzuki is developing an even more fuel efficient hybrid version that will be added to the lineup in the future.

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Pedals
Manual transaxle Automatic transaxle Clutch Pedal (1) (For manual transaxle). The clutch pedal is used to disengage the drive to the wheels when starting the engine, stopping or shifting the ...

Glove Box
Glove Box To open the glove box, pull the latch lever. To close it, push the lid until it latches securely. WARNING: Never drive with the glove box lid open. It could cause injury if an a ...

Break-In
CAUTION: The future performance and reliability of the engine depends on the care and restraint exercised during its early life. It is especially important to observe the following precautions d ...

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