Suzuki Jimny Review 2021

Suzuki Jimny Review 2021

The Suzuki Jimny 2021 is a humble and down to earth car that is outstandingly capable both on and off the road. This generation of Jimny was released back in 2019 and had a great hype that still exists. Even now, there is a waiting list of more than a year to get one. 

All About The Suzuki Jimny 2021

It is offered in a single specification in Australia, called the ‘Jimny.’ The vehicle measures up to 3,645, long and is 30mm shorter than its predecessor. The current Gj series Jimny has replaced the old SN sold for twenty years. 

Let’s take a closer look at the Suzuki Jimny.

Price & Specifications

Initially, when the current generation 2021 Suzuki Jimny was launched in Australia back in 2019, the manual was priced at $23,990 in addition to the on-road costs. However, nowadays, with the standard kit and COVID tax, it’s at $28,490 on-road costs or $32,000 drive away.

 The single spec Jimny is for $28,490 plus the on-road costs. You get a standard equipment list for the amount you are paying. There is an automatic led headlight with halogen daytime running lights, climate control, 15-inch alloy wheels, a 7.0-inch touchscreen with inbuilt navigation, A two-speaker sound system, a leather steering wheel, Apply CarPlay and Android Auto, electric front windows, cruise control, headlight washers and a full-size alloy spare wheel.

 As for the off-road aids, you get a hill descent control and hill hold assists as standard equipment’s. It has a pretty decent safety kit that consists of two airbags, stability control, anti-lock brakes, and auto emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection, auto high beam, lane departure warning and a reversing camera.

 However, features such as blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert, digital speedometer and a keyless entry are unavailable and we wish to see these in the upcoming models.

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Performance & Economy

The Suzuki Jimny 2021 is no powerhouse – producing 75kW of power and 130Nm of torque. It has a high peak torque that needs to be rev to get the most out of it. It does not have an advanced engine. The 81kW 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo in the swift GLX and the Swift Sports 103kW 1.4L turbo would be a better option as they would allow Suzuki to fit the six-speed gearboxes.

 The five-speed manual transmission is the gearbox to choose in the Jimny, but the off-road focus is obvious, and it’s got a long throw and is not precise at all.

Ride & Handling

The new Suzuki Jimny 2021 is good out on the road and far better than the previous model. Its live front and rear axles, along with its short wheelbase, make it a bit of a jiggly ride, but it’s not inconvenient and you get used to it after a while.

 However, it is an off-road expert with a lengthy off-road heritage, a dual-range transfer case, solid axles, and a ladder chassis. They are excellent when venturing into the unknown, thanks to their 210mm ground clearance and 37-degree approach and 49-degree departure angles.

 Due to its small size, Jimny can get up in tighter tracks and skip over ruts in the road. All Jimnys are well-equipped with a low range gearbox which means that all challenging obstacles can be overcome.

Interior And Practicality

While Suzuki has done a good job with its exterior, the interior gives off a vintage retro edge. These are best for people who love vintage models and value them. It is well insulated from the elements and is unexpectedly roomy. However, the plastics inside are hard and shiny, and due to the limited storage options, nothing is amazing about it.

 The interior is pretty solid and well-built and considering that the Jimny is a compact and cheap off-roader, the overall look is great. Jimny’s cabin centre has a 7.0-inch touchscreen – the same as almost all the new Suzuki cars in Australia. In addition, it is well featured with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a reversing camera, and inbuilt navigation.

 The Jimny is a very well bundled car, offering you a good amount of features and giving you the option of fitting in a good amount of stuff into it. It gives the back seaters a great headroom and just enough legroom to be comfortable and stretchy on a road trip. There is a reasonable glovebox which is the highlight with tiny door pockets, a small bin for keys and as few as two cup holders. There is a lack of vents and nets.

 The boot of the Suzuki Jimny 2021 is small, but when you fold them down, it becomes pretty reasonable.

Service and Warranty

Like any Suzuki model currently on sale in Australia, the Suzuki Jimny 2021 is also covered by a five-year/unlimited km warranty. In addition to that, it has five years of roadside assistance. However, it is imperative to know that some failures caused by off-road use might not be covered.

Final Thoughts

If you think of the Suzuki Jimny 2021 as a four-wheel drive and judge it based on that, unfortunately, it won’t stand out. While it is a pretty good deal for the money, is relatively well equipped, and comes with a good warranty, it is slow, doesn’t give an amazing drive, is unrefined, and is now a very practical and good quality drive.

However, for old-school people who love the whole retro vibe, there’s so much charm, heritage, and fun to the Suzuki Jimny 2021 that It will serve as the perfect car for them. Add in some exceptionally great off-roading ability in one-third of what you’ll have to pay in other and much larger 4WD. 

The Suzuki Jimny 2021 does offer a unique and impressive overall package and makes your journey fun and adventurous.  Plus, it is available in some cool trendy colours that will catch your eye. It is reliable and way cooler than other SUVs out there in one-third of the price.

 We hope this Suzuki Jimny 2021 review provides you with the answers to all you were looking for.