Suzuki Jimny

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How much does the Suzuki Jimny cost to run?

The 1.3L petrol is the most economical Suzuki Jimny to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Suzuki Jimny 1.3L petrol costs £200.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band G.

It does almost 40 MPG on average, which means it will cost £15.00* in petrol every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Suzuki Vitara 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Volkswagen Tiguan 1.4L petrol.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 15, which is lower than the Volkswagen Tiguan 1.4L petrol, but higher than the Ford Kuga 1.5L petrol.

Engine options

model1.3L petrol
mpg37.2 - 39.8
emissions162 - 171
tax£200.00 - £235.00
insuranceGroup 15

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Suzuki Jimny: How big is the boot?

The Suzuki Jimny has a below average boot space (113 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow . Alternatively you could load up with or instead.

Worth knowing, the Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 7 large bags with its 981 litres.

Is the Suzuki Jimny easy to park?

Given a typical supermarket space, the Jimny is easy to park. (If you want the detail it will fill just 69% of the bay). This is as narrow as cars in the SUV class get, and gives you the maximum door opening space.

If the pressure of street parking gets to you, then this is the car to buy. It is shorter than anything else in its class, giving you a healthy 1132mm gap in the space to manoeuvre the car.

Which Suzuki Jimny has the best performance?

The fastest Suzuki Jimny from 0-60, is the 1.3L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 110 lbs/ft torque and 85 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 14.1 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Hyundai Tucson 1.7L diesel, which will beat your Suzuki Jimny to 60 by 0.4 seconds. That doesn’t sound much, but in 0-60 terms it’s actually a big gap.

Engine options

model1.3L petrol
zeroTo6214.1 - 17.2

What size caravan or trailer, can the Suzuki Jimny tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Suzuki Jimny 1.3L petrol which has 110 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1300kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.