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2013 Suzuki Kizashi

midsize car / 4-door sedan

2013 Suzuki Kizashi 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2010-13 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Suzuki Kizashi SE 4-door

The Suzuki Kizashi was introduced in the 2010 model year and discontinued after the 2013 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side and leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward side structure. The side curtain airbag deployed but does not have sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with forward side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

The dummy’s head contacted the frontal airbag but then slid off the left side. The side curtain airbag did not extend far enough forward toward the A-pillar to protect the head from contact with forward side structure.

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained very well.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2010-13 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Suzuki Kizashi SE 4-door

The Suzuki Kizashi was introduced in the 2010 model year and discontinued after the 2013 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained very well.

A high head acceleration occurred when the dummy's head hit the steering wheel through the airbag.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Side

Rating applies to 2010-13 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Suzuki Kizashi SE 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags

The Suzuki Kizashi was introduced in the 2010 model year and discontinued after the 2013 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2010-13 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Suzuki Kizashi SE 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,318 lbs
Peak force 13,023 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.92

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2010-13 models

Seat type: Power cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry