Ride & Handling

Even with its 18-inch sport wheels and low-profile tires, my Kizashi rode quite comfortably. I felt more pavement disruptions when I had three passengers on board. In some cars it's the opposite. The car handled competently, and I can imagine it being sportier and more entertaining with the manual and front-wheel drive, but it didn't come across in this version — or at least in this weather. In general I liked the electric power steering, mainly because it snaps back to center definitively after a turn; many electric systems don't. There was also no detectable torque steer. The downside is it could use more power assist. The wheel feels too heavy. Again, this is a sporty approach, but it just didn't match the character of my heavier test car.

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Temperature Gauge
Temperature Gauge When the ignition switch is in the “ON” position, this gauge indicates the engine coolant temperature. Under normal driving conditions, the indicator should stay within th ...

Fog Light Switch (if equipped)
Fog Light Switch (if equipped) The front fog light comes on when the fog light switch is pushed in with the lighting switch turned to the third position and the beams set to the low beam positio ...

“ESP OFF” Switch (if equipped)
“ESP OFF” Switch (if equipped) ESP® is a registered trademark of DaimlerChrysler AG. The “ESP OFF” switch is located on the center console. You can turn the ESP® systems (other than A ...

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