Maruti Suzuki Jimny review. Who should buy the Jimny?

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Maruti Suzuki Jimny was showcased in Auto Expo 2023, and launched in June 2023. In this article, I will give you a comprehensive review of the Maruti Suzuki Jimny. You would have heard so much about the looks and the features, which I will cover but I will explore the driveability and practicality aspects which will surprise you. And who should buy the Jimny?

Let’s start with Pricing

Pricing

Maruti Suzuki Jimny comes in 2 models Zeta and Alpha. Below you can find the video for the pricing of the Suzuki Jimny. The pricing of Jimny is a bit higher. They could have reduced the price by 1.5-2 lakhs and it would have made a difference according to me.

On-Road pricing for Jimny in Nagpur

VariantPrice
Zeta MTRs 15.40 Lakhs
Alpha MTRs 16.65 Lakhs
Alpha MT Dual ToneRs 16.85 Lakhs

Exterior

Maruti Suzuki Jimny review
Length3985 mm
Width1645 mm
Height1720 mm
Wheel Base2590 mm
Ground Clearance210 mm

These are the basic dimensions of the vehicle. It is a sub-4 meter SUV with good ground clearance and a Good wheelbase of 2590, which is 100mm more than Its main rival Mahindra Thar. You really experience that long wheelbase benefits from inside. From the outside the vehicle looks small for an SUV, but when you get inside there is ample room for 4 people.

Another plus point for Jimny is the Vehicle looks apart from other vehicles, it will turn more heads for sure, and it will remain the same for a while now as it is a lifestyle vehicle and will not have the selling figures as other Maruti cars. Apart from that there is a lot of customization option which is available that would make Jimny awesome and good-looking. You can even make it look like a G Wagon.

Features & Interior

The interior of Jimny is fairly simple, you get this list of features.

FeaturesZeta VariantAlpha Variant
Body Coloured Outside Door Handles
WheelsSteelAlloy
Drip Rails
Auto Headlamp
Headlamp Washer
LED Headlamp
Fog Lamps
Electric ORVMAdjustableAdjustable + Retractable
UV cut glasses in all 4 windows
Front & Rear Wiper + Washer
Back Door Defogger
Manual Day/Night IRVM
Automatic Climate Control
Foldable Rear Seat (50:50)
Multi-function Steering Wheel
SmartPlay Pro+ (9-inch screen)
SmartPlay Pro (7-inch screen)
Push Start/Stop
Cruise Control
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
Tilt Steering
Telescopic Steering
Front & Rear Tow Hooks

One of the biggest downsides is the lack of storage space inside. You only get 2 cup holders that can hold a 1-litre bottle each. The door pockets are very small and you can store your wallet or mobile. The glove box is decent in size. Another downside which I faced is the rear seats have very poor under-thigh support for taller people. People around 5.4-5.5 in height would be okay in the backseats.

But overall space inside the cabin is great, you have plenty of legroom and headroom. There is 345 Litre Bootspace with 12V charging port and hooks. The front seats are quite comfortable and have good support.

Performance and Driveability

engine

Jimny has a 1.5 Litre 4-cylinder naturally aspirated Petrol engine. The power output is 104 HP and 134 NM of torque. It comes with a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The power-to-weight ratio is 86.31 per ton. It is not a vehicle that you would push hard, it drives well with a decent pickup in the city, though you have to rev high to extract the most out of it. The gears are hard to shift, you need to put effort into shifting, which can be a challenge in the city and daily driving conditions.

The ride quality is very good and you dont feel the rough patch of the roads, the ride is very good for a 4×4. Jimny has a 3-link Rigid Axle with Coil Springs in the front and back. it is surprising to have such a good ride quality with a 3-link Rigid Axle. Overall it is a good vehicle with a comfortable ride, but the only downside is the hard gear shift in the manual, you can opt for automatic and that would make things easy.

Safety

  • 6 Airbags (Dual Front Airbags, Side and Curtain Airbags)
  • ABS with EBD
  • ESC
  • ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Hill Assist
  • Brake Assist
  • Rear Parking Camera
  • Euro NCAP gave the 3-door Jimny 3 stars out of 5

Practicality

  • Jimny has 4-door
  • Good legroom and headroom for the second-row passengers
  • There is plenty of space under the front seat to stretch your legs
  • Decent Size boot (211 Litre)
  • The back seat base is short
  • Turning Radius 5.7m

Performance

It has a 1.5 Litre 4-cylinder naturally aspirated Petrol engine. The power output is 104 HP and 134 NM of torque. It comes with a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.

Power to weight: 86.31 HP per 1,000 KG

Off-Road Capabilities

  • Jimny gets Brake limited Differential
  • Ground Clearance: 210 mm
  • Approach Angle: 36°
  • Departure Angle: 47°
  • Break Over Angle: 24°
  • Water Wading Capacity: 300 mm

Interior

  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Cruise Control
  • Foldable Rear Seat
  • Multi-function Steering Wheel
  • Android Auto, Apple CarPlay (Wired)
  • 9 Inch touchscreen

Exterior

  • Length 3985 mm
  • Width 1645 mm
  • Height 1720 mm
  • Wheel Base 2590 mm

Who Should Buy Jimny?

Jimny is for people who are looking for a practical 4×4 on a budget. Which is easy to drive in the city and also can do some serious offroading. You do have other practical 4×4 options like Isuzu and Toyota Hilux, but those are big trucks not easy to manoeuvre in the city. And then you Thar which lacks practicality, also it is not easy to drive in a city.

The major benefits of opting for Jimny are

  • Good ride quality
  • Easy to manoeuvre in the city
  • Practical daily driveable vehicle

Conclusion

So here is my comprehensive review of the Maruti Suzuki Jimny. I personally like the vehicle and it is a very good vehicle overall, expect a few downsides like poor under-thigh support for taller rear passengers, hard shifts for manual transmission, and the pricing could have 1.5-2 lakhs lower. So what do you think about Jimny let us know in the comments. Also, let us know by dropping in the comments if we missed something in this Maruti Suzuki Jimny Comprehensive review

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Hello Guys I am a website developer by profession but is always keen on learning new things. I have been investing in Mutual funds, stock market for the past few years because of which I have gained good knowledge. I started my entrepreneur journey in 2019 which lead me to learn more things as I am moving forward. I always love to share whatever I learn. Always had a craze for cars from my childhood, which inspired me to start this website.
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Hello Guys I am a website developer by profession but is always keen on learning new things. I have been investing in Mutual funds, stock market for the past few years because of which I have gained good knowledge. I started my entrepreneur journey in 2019 which lead me to learn more things as I am moving forward. I always love to share whatever I learn. Always had a craze for cars from my childhood, which inspired me to start this website.

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