• (5.0) 3 reviews
  • Available Prices: N/A
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 29-31
  • Engine: 122-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2001 Suzuki Esteem

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Vehicle Overview
A new Clarion stereo with an in-dash CD player is the major change for the Esteem, a front-drive subcompact that comes in sedan and wagon body styles — the latter is covered in the 2001 Station Wagon Buying Guide. All models get the new sound system with the CD player, and the top-shelf GLX+ model adds a cassette player.

A redesigned Esteem line is expected for the 2002 model year, when Suzuki may drop its smaller Swift.

A new grille gives the Esteem a fresh face for 2001. The Esteem sedan is 166 inches long — 17 inches longer than the Swift but 9 inches shorter than the Honda Civic sedan. The Esteem also is wider than the Swift by nearly 4 inches and is 4.5 inches longer in wheelbase.

All models seat five with the usual two front bucket seats and a folding rear seat. Standard equipment includes some items not expected in this price range: air conditioning, a CD player and a rear window defogger. GLX models add power locks, windows and mirrors.

Under the Hood
All models use a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with 122 horsepower. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, and a four-speed automatic is optional.


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Has never left me stranded

by C from Mackinaw City, MI on May 30, 2015

An incredible and reliable car. I've owned my Esteem wagon for over 13 yrs, and have NEVER had a mechanical breakdown, despite it now having 240k miles on it (unless you count the time I forgot to buy... Read Full Review

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