Kelley Blue Book
  • Home
  • Car Values
  • Cars for Sale
  • Car Reviews
  • Awards & Top 10s
  • Research Tools
Advertisement

Advertisement

Used 1998 Suzuki Sidekick

Change vehicle
Combined Fuel Economy
21 MPG
Horsepower
95 HP
KBB Consumer Rating
4.4 
Write a review
Make sure you get a fair price.Get Kelley Blue Book® Pricing
Get Kelley Blue Book® Pricing
Other Years
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • Less years

Used 1998 Suzuki Sidekick Pricing

See how style, options and other factors can impact pricing in your area.

For Buyers
You'll get:
Fair Purchase Price
Local Inventory Listings

Advertisement

Used 1998 Suzuki Sidekick Expert Review

We're sorry, our experts haven't reviewed this car yet. Check back with us soon.

Advertisement

Used 1998 Suzuki Sidekick Consumer Reviews

4.4 

Overall Rating

5 star

58%

4 star

29%

3 star

9%

2 star

2%

1 star

2%

Value
4.6 
Performance
4.4 
Quality
4.4 
Comfort
4.3 
Reliability
4.7 
Styling
4.3 

Nardy
12/30/2013
1995 Suzuki Sidekick

"This has been a VERY reliable car."

very reliable
no conveniences
My late husband bought this car, used, in 1996. It sort of languished in the driveway for many years although it seemed to always run. After my husband died in 2007, I started fixing up this car: new paint job (original red color), new wheels and tires, new sound system, new top. It looks great and runs great. It has hardly any conveniences but that has also been a plus because there's less to go wrong. It's coming up on 19 years old and still looks so sporty!
Value
Performance
Quality
Comfort
Reliablity
Styling
2017
Was this review helpful?Yes|No

JS
10/23/2013
1995 Suzuki Sidekick

"Form, Function & Finesse ~~!!"

Surpasses most other SUVs, pricey or cheap.
VERY hard to find anymore, unfortunately~~
After doing a frame-off restoration on a 1988.5 Suzuki Samurai, and thinking I would keep it forever, learned that my left knee could no longer handle manual shifting. LOVED that car, it would go anywhere and was just savvy enough to draw a crowd where ever we went. So, began to look for an automatic Suzuki 4WD, as by this time I am spoiled at how these little vehicles can go without complaint, and slither through places that are often considered sidewalks . .. very handy when traffic is backed up and sliding out is important, eh ~~ Suzuki builds a fine vehicle, and more's the pity that they never captured the US market, and are no longer being imported here. I bought the Sidekick JX a little over a year ago, with 183000 miles, a busted head gasket and other sundry mechanical issues. The body was solid, interior quite decent, and the wheel rims quite stunning. Bought a rebuilt engine and fully remanufactured automatic transmission, along with numerous other restoration parts, as I wanted to make this little Suzuki superb again. The 'fit' is excellent, with ample headroom and plenty of leg room, and it's easy access both in and out. Gets phenomenal gas mileage; about 25 city and just over 30 mpg highway with Regular fuel, and of course has the easy shift into 4WD without having to get out of the car and reset the hubs. Will thread through narrow trees in the forest or slide up a sidewalk, if necessary to get past an accident on the road. These very narrow Japanese SUVs are remarkable in their agility and economy. Yes, this Suzuki Sidekick is a keeper, and the fun of ongoing restoration of small items is enormous fun, as well. This car is more like a 'pet' than basic transport, though must confess that every day is all the more enjoyable with the low cost of insurance, fuel and upkeep ~~!!Read less
Value
Performance
Quality
Comfort
Reliablity
Styling
188
Was this review helpful?Yes|No

Big Tim
02/15/2013

"The little Suzuki that can!"

Small but spacious, quick, 4x4 is useful.
kind of sluggish in some situations
I have the suzuki sport 1.8l model with the 4x4 and this thing gets great gas mileage and has never given me any trouble. Keep the oil changed and tires in good condition and you're set.
Value
Performance
Quality
Comfort
Reliablity
Styling
346
Was this review helpful?Yes|No

Jerry
02/14/2013

"1993 Suzuki Sidekick"

Fun driving experience. Reliable.
Fuel economy. Sluggish. Poor interior quality.
This may be one of my favorite cars I've ever owned. I bought it used in 2008 with more than 160,000 miles. I love driving it any chance I get! I have the two door soft top convertible. It offers a direct feel for the road and loves to hug corners like no other! One complaint I have is with the automatic transmission. At highway speed the (only) 3-speed transmission makes the engine rev really high, causing less mpg than I think I could get out of the small 1.6l. I wish I had the five-speed manual, I believe that with the extra gears the engine could relax more. Plus, it would make it ten times more fun to drive, in my opinion. But even with an auto trans, this car is a blast! It begs to go faster through the curves. Now almost five years later and nearly 216,000 miles, the car has caused me only a few minor headaches. Like, when it's cold, the transmission refuses to shift out of first gear for the first few starts and it sometimes skips second gear altogether (another reason I want the manual)! In four years we've had one breakdown and had to replace the water pump, and I want to replace the tranny, not that it needs it, it still work everyday, I would just prefer a manual, I'd say confidently that it is a nice reliable car. Every time you jump in and turn the key, it starts right up!Read less
Value
Performance
Quality
Comfort
Reliablity
Styling
67
Was this review helpful?Yes|No

Renee
10/09/2012

"14 year and drives great"

gas miles
window
love it!
Value
Performance
Quality
Comfort
Reliablity
Styling
11
Was this review helpful?Yes|No

1 - 5 of 92 reviews
Collapse all

1998 Suzuki Sidekick Photos & Videos (1)

1998 Suzuki Sidekick

1998 Suzuki Sidekick Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.

Technology

  • Cruise Control
  • Navigation System

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Radio
  • Cassette
  • CD Changer
  • MP3 Player
  • CD Player
  • Front DVD Entertainment System

Seating

  • Dual Power Front Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Passenger's Seat

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 21 mpg
  • EPA Class - Sport Utility Vehicles
  • EPA Hwy - 24 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 22 mpg

Performance

  • Horsepower - 95 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 5600 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.54 inches
  • Torque - 98 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 4000 rpm

Interior

  • Power Windows
  • Tilt Steering Wheel

Exterior

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Conventional Spare
  • Number of Doors - 2 doors
  • Privacy Glass
  • Roof Rails
  • Side Steps
  • Spare Tire Type - Conventional
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P195/75R15
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Wheel Type - Steel
  • Tire Type - On-Off Road
  • Moon Roof/Sun Roof

Warranty

  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 3 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 36000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 3 years

Mechanical

  • Axle Ratio - 4.30
  • Axle Ratio - 5.13
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Drum
  • Braking System - F&R Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - 2WD
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Power Steering
  • Transmission Type - Manual
  • Cylinders - 4 cylinders
  • Displacement - 1.6 liter
  • Bore - 2.95 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 9.5
  • Fuel Induction - Multi Fuel Injection
  • Total no. valves - 16 valves
  • Valve Train - Single Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • # of Speeds - 5 speed
  • Anti-Lock Brakes

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 2337 pounds
  • EPA Total Interior - 91.5 cubic feet
  • Fuel Capacity - 11.1 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 39.5 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 39.0 inches
  • Height - 64.3 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 42.1 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 31.7 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 4
  • Minimum Ground Clearance - 7.5 inches
  • Overall Length - 143.7 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 52.5 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 50.2 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 4 passenger
  • Towing Capacity, Maximum - 1000 pounds
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 32.9 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 32.2 feet
  • Wheel Base - 86.6 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 65.2 inches
  • GVWR - 3086 pounds
See less

1998 Suzuki Sidekick Safety

Driver Front
2 
Passenger Front
3 
Front Side
Not Available
Rear Side
Not Available
Provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1998 Suzuki Sidekick Safety Technology
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag

Advertisement

1998 Suzuki Sidekick Rankings

Horsepower
95 HP
MPG Combined
21 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.4 Rating
Rank
Vehicle
HP
#20
1998 Suzuki Sidekick
95 HP

Other Compact SUVs

2020 Kia Sportage

2020 Kia Sportage

Starting at $25,035


2019 Jeep Cherokee

2019 Jeep Cherokee

Starting at $26,135


2019 Chevrolet Equinox

2019 Chevrolet Equinox

Starting at $24,995

See more

Also from Suzuki

AD