Suzuki Kizashi vs. Audi A4 vs. Merc C-Klasse

Suzuki Kizashi is playing the flagship role for the Japanese manufacturer, so every single effort that's supposed to bring the sedan in the spotlights is worth every cent. That's why Suzuki rolled out a new campaign that emphasizes what the Kizashi is up to when compared to some of its high-end rivals, namely Audi A4, Mercedes C-Klasse and Volvo S40. And, as always, a little fun is always welcome, so Suzuki conducted a few unconventional tests against a motorized sofa, a bubble-wrap suit and a stretched limousine, just to find out which one is better.

Of course, the Kizashi beats each of the aforementioned cars/things, but sales of the sedan aren't going too well. At least, this is what the official figures revealed by Suzuki suggest.

The company delivered a total of 729 Kizashis in November 2010, while overall figures for the January - November period are pointing to 5,269 units of the range sold in the United States. This is not even close to the SX4, the best-selling model in the United States, which has reached 10,380 sold units in 2010.

In the United States, the Kizashi is powered by a a 2.4-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder engine that generates a maximum output of 185 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 170 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm when equipped with a manual transmission. If the powertrain is mated to a CVT, the maximum output drops to 180 horsepower at 6,000 rpm.

The three comparison tests conducted by Suzuki are available after the jump, while other fun videos are available via this link.

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