2019 Suzuki Jimny Long-Term Review

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ByIsaac BoberSeptember 20, 2019
2019 Suzuki Jimny Long-Term Review

We have three months with the 2019 Suzuki Jimny to work out whether tiny-tot, retro-looking off-roader can cut it as a daily-driver and weekend warrior.

What are we testing? 2019 Suzuki Jimny (automatic)

Who’s running it? The whole team

Why are we running it? To find out just how far we can go with a stock Jimny

What it needs to do? It needs to be able to handle the daily commute, weekend work, off-road trips from the mountains to the desert and just about everything in between.

Suzuki Jimny 2019 Specifications

Price $25,490 (auto – as tested)Warranty three-years, 100,000 kilometres Safety 3-star ANCAP rating Engines 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol Power 75kW at 6000rpm Torque 130Nm at 4000rpm Transmission four-speed automatic Drive part-time 4WD with low range Dimensions 3645mm long (inc spare), 3480mm (exc spare) 1645mm high; 1720mm wide (mirrors included); 2250mm wheelbase Turning Circle 9.8m Ground Clearance 210mm claimed; 200mm (measured to bottom off diff pumpkin but control arms are lower at a measured 190mm) Angles 37-degrees approach, 28-degrees rampover, 49 degrees departure Wading depth 300mm Max braked towing 1300kg Max towball mass 75kg Fuel Tank 40 litres Thirst 6.4L/100km (manual)

WELCOME: You love the new Suzuki Jimny, and we love it too. In fact, anytime we post a video or an image of the Jimny, it goes absolutely mental on social media and YouTube. So we thought it was about time we try and live with the 2019 Suzuki Jimny for a longer period of time, to see how it performs as a daily driver/weekend explorer.

To that end, Suzuki has graciously handed us the keys to this Jungle Green Zook, with more than 6500km on the clock already. It’s an auto model as well, and we are keenly monitoring fuel consumption to see just how much more it uses compared to the manual. It only arrived this week, so we’ve had a chance to run it to and from work but that’s about it. It doesn’t feel super healthy and we’re thinking the air filter could be clogged, so, we’ll be checking that out first thing Monday morning. Stay tuned.

The most important thing now, is to see what you think we should do with it? Should we try to take it across the desert, or are you moe interested in seeing it do weekend camping trips or runs on the highway? Let us know what we should get up to in this amazing little vehicle. Stay tuned for regular updates, as we continue to see just what is capable in a stock standard 2019 Suzuki Jimny.