ARLINGTON, VA - The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced that the MY 2010-2011 Suzuki Kizashi midsize vehicle has drawn "good" ratings -- the highest possible -- for its performance in front- and side-impact crash tests.

The test results reflect the automaker's strides in delivering greater vehicle safety. In earlier tests, this model earned an "acceptable" rating for rollover protection and a "good" rating for protecting against whiplash injury in rear-impact crashes, IIHS said.