Since the original compact four-wheel-drive SUV, different versions have been added to the Suzuki Sidekick lineup. These include a two-door convertible and a four-door wagon, giving drivers options to choose from.
You have a choice of transmissions
While all Suzuki Sidekicks have a 1.6-litre engine that produces 80 horsepower, you get the choice of a five-speed manual transmission as standard, or an optional three-speed automatic transmission.
Suzuki Sidekick changes: 1991 to 1994
A four-door hardtop model was added to the soft-top two-door models in 1991. This new model had a body that was 16 inches longer overall than the two-door model. The four-door versions came standard with a five-speed manual gearbox, optional four-wheel drive and antilock rear brakes.
In 1992, the four-door models changed to a 95-horsepower engine with dual-overhead camshafts. A two-wheel-drive four-door model was added too, and four-speed automatic transmissions became optional on the four-door models. There were no further significant changes until 1994.
Suzuki Sidekick changes: 1995 to 1998
In 1995, the JX trim two-door convertible got a 95-horsepower engine upgrade, and all two-door Suzuki Sidekicks got new convertible tops with zip-out plastic side windows. Adding dual airbags and the option of four-wheel antilock braking in 1996 increased safety too. No updates were made in 1998, as the Suzuki Sidekick became the Suzuki Vitara in 1999.
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Pros and cons
Two-door convertible or four-door wagon
Limited interior space in two-door version
Zippered soft tops were awkward
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.