2013 Suzuki Kizashi Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2013 Suzuki Kizashi was new.


Interior: 7.9

The consensus from reviewers is that the 2013 Suzuki Kizashi has one of the best cabins in the class. Auto critics say it is filled with high-end materials and has a refined design and superb build quality. Although the Kizashi has a smaller back seat and trunk than many of its larger rivals, reviewers don’t seem to mind. They still think there’s enough room.

  • "The Kizashi's interior is a bit conservative, but the cabin is still inviting, nicely finished and cleanly laid out." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Kizashi's interior is one of the best in the class when it comes to materials quality and fit and finish. It looks and feels more expensive than it is." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The … Suzuki Kizashi's interior is notable for its use of upscale materials and pleasing design. Not only is it uncharacteristically sophisticated for a Suzuki, but for midsize sedans in general." -- Edmunds (2011)
  • "Just settling into the car is a revelation. The interior isn't quite as understated as in a German sport sedan, but it is well executed." -- The New York Times (2010)
  • "What's impressive here is the high-quality feel of the interior - the materials used on the dashboard and door panels are first-rate, and its overall look certainly climbs a few rungs on the ladder of sophistication." -- Road and Track (2010)­


Most reviewers like the 2013 Suzuki Kizashi’s seats, saying that although the car is smaller outside than many rivals, its cabin is spacious. One test driver notes that the back seat lacks legroom. Cloth seats are standard and leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats and a 10-way power-adjustable driver seat are optional.

  • "The car's exterior dimensions are more VW Jetta than Honda Accord Sedan, but the cabin is quite open and airy." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The front seats are supportive and comfortable, and rear legroom is reasonable for a car of this size." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Passenger comfort is bolstered by ample headroom and well-shaped seats, although those riding in the backseat may find it lacking in legroom compared to most other midsize sedans." --Edmunds (2011)
  • "A fashionable cabin offers well-cushioned and supportive front and rear seats with ample room to move any and all limbs." -- Chicago Tribune (2010)

Interior Features

The 2013 Suzuki Kizashi comes standard with push-button start, dual-zone climate control, eight airbags and a seven-speaker CD audio system with a USB input. Features available as options or on higher trims include Bluetooth, navigation, a sunroof, a rearview camera and an upgraded 10-speaker Rockford Fosgate audio system with a subwoofer.

Auto critics generally think the Kizashi’s audio features are easy to use, though one notes that controlling an MP3 player or phone connected through the USB port is a bit complicated. Another wishes the lettering on the audio display were smaller.

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  • "Our complaints are few, with some noting that the oversized font on the radio display can only show a few characters at a time." -- Edmunds (2011)
  • "The gauges are not exceptionally large, and depending on where you're comfortable, the steering wheel can partially block some of the readouts. The audio and radio controls are simple and handy. Navigating a device connected to the standard USB port is not quite as intuitive as we would like." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Among the highlights is the nice tactile feel of the Suzuki's controls, such as the steering-wheel-mounted audio functions." -- Kelley Blue Book


At 13.3 cubic feet, the Kizashi’s trunk is one of the smallest in the class. Despite its low trunk volume, most reviewers think the amount of space is good. They also appreciate that the rear seats fold down to haul longer items.

  • "The trunk is spacious for this class, and the split rear seatback folds for added capacity and flexibility." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The trunk is decently sized, and the standard split-folding rear seat backs also include a central pass-through. Interior storage is decent, with a small cubby beneath the climate controls to complement the center console, glovebox, and door pockets." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The rear seats can also be folded forward, which comes in handy when trying to fit awkwardly sized items in the trunk thanks to the rear suspension's intrusion on either side." -- Autoblog (2010)

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