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Suzuki Jimny Review, For Sale, Colours, Interior & News in Australia

The Suzuki Jimny represents the continuation of a little 4x4 legend that's been punching above its weight for five decades. 

It’s not very spacious, not particularly comfortable, but surprisingly comes with most modern features you expect in a new car. It even packs decent safety features, but does fall short with a three-star ANCAP safety rating. This rugged little charmer trades on its cuteness and heritage, though, and it epitomises honest, simple motoring at a good price. And it’s surprisingly capable off road. Rebuilt from the ground up in 2019, it offers just one powertrain; Suzuki’s clever 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol backed by a five-speed manual or four-speed auto.

Current prices range from $30,490 for the Jimny GL Lite (qld) to $33,490 for the Jimny Heritage Limited Edition.

Suzuki Jimny Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Suzuki Jimny varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $30,490 and going to $33,490 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2023 SUV 1.5L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $30,490 $33,490
2022 SUV 1.5L, ULP, 5 SP MAN 4X4 $30,360 $45,540
2021 SUV 1.5L, ULP, 5 SP MAN 4X4 $29,700 $39,710
2020 SUV 1.5L, ULP, 5 SP MAN 4X4 $30,580 $38,720
2019 SUV 1.3L, ULP, 5 SP MAN 4X4 $19,250 $37,730
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Suzuki Jimny Colours

Seven colours are available - ‘Kinetic Yellow’, ‘Brisk Blue Metallic’, ‘Chiffon Ivory Metallic’, ‘Jungle Green’, ‘Medium Gray,’ ‘Superior White’ and 'Bluish Black Pearl'.

  • Kinetic Yellow
  • Brisk Blue Metallic
  • Chiffon Ivory Metallic
  • Jungle Green
  • Medium Gray
  • Superior White
  • Bluish Black Pearl
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Suzuki Jimny Accessories

The Jimny Lite features cruise control, remote central locking, a double-DIN CD player and AM/FM radio with Bluetooth, manual air-conditioning and 15-inch steel wheels.

The Jimny GLX adds climate control air, a 9.0-inch multimedia screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth connectivity, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, auto LED headlights, front fog lights, a reversing camera, 15-inch alloy wheels and tinted rear glass.

Suzuki Jimny Accessories

Suzuki Jimny Interior

The Jimny’s interior follows a Lego-like ‘piece A clicks into piece B’ design approach. Body colour painted sections fit with the no-frills design. Allen head fixings for grab handles on the dash and doors, as well as dials, switches and instruments that look like they’ve come straight out of an army supply catalogue enhance the functional feel. And that’s not just aesthetic. Simple is good, and everything works well together.

Suzuki Jimny Interior

Suzuki Jimny Engine

The Jimny is powered by a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine pushing a relatively modest 75kW/130Nm through a five-speed manual gearbox or four-speed auto transmission into Suzuki’s ‘AllGrip Pro’ part-time 4WD system.

Suzuki Jimny Engine

Suzuki Jimny Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Suzuki Jimny here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Do you know if Australia will get the new Suzuki Jimny five-door this year or next?

    The backlog of orders for the retro little Suzuki Jimny means that buyers need to be patient. At the start of this year, Carsguide was told that the average waiting time between purchase and delivery in Australia was between six and eight months. While ever Suzuki is experiencing demand like that, you wouldn’t expect any rush to expand the range.

    That said, reports have emerged that Suzuki has, indeed, green-lighted a five-door Jimny which would have those two extra doors as well as the possibility of a turbocharged engine and even a mild-hybrid driveline (mainly to suit European tastes). The five-door concept is said to be 300mm longer and will probably weigh a little more as well.

    At this stage, rumours suggest the five-door wouldn’t be in production until 2023 at the very earliest, but given Australia’s demand for the two-door version, you’d expect Suzuki to give serious consideration to sending the five-door Down Under.

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  • Stretching out service intervals?

    As much as I don't like to recommend that you don't service your car I think in this case you could extend the time between services, but don't let it go beyond 12 months.

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  • Ongoing issues with 2000 Suzuki Jimny

    Because of the long time that has passed since the crash it will be very hard to connect the problems you are having to the prang. Crank angle sensors often fail on all makes and models, I wouldn't attribute that to the crash, and the head and head gasket problems you have had are unlikely to be related either. The second instance of head cracking and the head gasket failure are more likely to be the result of poor repairs to the head when it first cracked.

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Suzuki Jimny Towing Capacity

The Suzuki Jimny has maximum towing capacity of 1300kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2023 SUV 1300kg 1300kg
2022 SUV 1300kg 1300kg
2021 SUV 1300kg 1300kg
2020 SUV 1300kg 1300kg
2019 SUV 1300kg 1300kg
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Suzuki Jimny Wheel Size

The Suzuki Jimny has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 195x80 R15 for SUV in 2023.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2023 SUV 195x80 R15 195x80 R15
2022 SUV 195x80 R15 195x80 R15
2021 SUV 195x80 R15 195x80 R15
2020 SUV 195x80 R15 15x5 inches 195x80 R15 15x5 inches
2019 SUV 205x70 R15 15x5.5 inches 205x70 R15 15x5.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Suzuki Jimny Wheel Sizes

Suzuki Jimny Dimensions

The dimensions of the Suzuki Jimny SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2023 SUV 1720x1645x3480 mm 210 mm
2022 SUV 1720x1645x3480 mm 210 mm
2021 SUV 1720x1645x3480 mm 210 mm
2020 SUV 1720x1645x3480 mm 210 mm
2019 SUV 1670x1600x3625 mm 195 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Suzuki Jimny Dimensions

Suzuki Jimny Fuel Consumption

The Suzuki Jimny is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by — and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.4L/100km for SUV /— for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2023 SUV 6.4L/100km 1.5L 5 SP MAN
2023 SUV 6.4L/100km 1.5L ULP 5 SP MAN
2022 SUV 1.5L ULP 5 SP MAN 4X4
2022 SUV 6.4L/100km 1.5L 5 SP MAN
2021 SUV 1.5L ULP 5 SP MAN 4X4
2020 SUV 1.5L ULP 5 SP MAN 4X4
2019 SUV 7.3L/100km 1.3L ULP 5 SP MAN 4X4
* Combined fuel consumption See All Suzuki Jimny Pricing and Specs for 2023

Suzuki Jimny Boot Space

With all seats upright the Jimny offers just 85 litres of boot space. Lower the 50/50 split-folding rear seat and you have 377 litres at your disposal.

Suzuki Jimny Boot space

Suzuki Jimny Seats

The Suzuki Jimny seats four.

Suzuki Jimny Seats

Suzuki Jimny Speed

Expect the Jimny to accelerate from 0-100km/h in roughly 12 seconds. Top speed is around 145km/h.

Suzuki Jimny Range

Using Suzuki’s official fuel economy figure the Jimny’s driving range sits at around 625km for the five-speed manual and 580km for the four-speed auto.