1994 Suzuki Sidekick consumer reviews

$11,449 starting MSRP
side view of 1994 Sidekick Suzuki
100% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.6
  • Interior design 3.6
  • Performance 3.4
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 3.6
  • Reliability 4.8
Explore the 1994 Suzuki Sidekick

A Class of Its Own

Overlooked and under estimated is Suzuki's line of small SUV's, specifically the Sidekick and Vitara Models. These 'rigs' definitely suffered in styling and interior room but, underneath all that is probably one of the greatest small SUVs you can buy! It has a rigid body-on-frame design and real 4WD system with low range. No flimsy uni-bodies here! Add that all up with it's light weight, small foot print, fuel efficient motor and you have a very fun and capable SUV that is simply in a class of its own. There is also no need to sacrifice a bit of luxury... Mine has the JLX package which includes power windows, locks and mirrors, A/C, Cruise control, Tilt wheel, rear wiper/defrost, 4 speed automatic transmission w/ overdrive and it all works! One more great tid bit about the Vitara/Sidekick is they can tow as well as be towed! Even with an auto, just pop the t-case in neutral and you are ready to roll! You simply can't get a more rounded vehicle for the money.


Very rugged, adorable, and capable little car!

This was my first car, and buy, what a ride to start with! My family has owned the vehicle since 2006, and I got the vehicle 2014/2015, and have used it as my daily driver ever since! This fun little car has NEVER failed me once! Always started in the dead cold of winter, and never needed anything more than breaks and other normal maintenance since my family owned it! Being built in 1994, it lacks many of the conveniences taken for granted today in modern cars, but it makes up for that in its stellar reliability, size, handling, and stereo system! It's so small, any parking spot IS YOURS! I once parked next to a 2004 VW Golf, and the Sidekick was EVEN SMALLER than it! I'm constantly amazed this 2-door soft-top vehicle is technically classified as an SUV! This classic, querky car is an absolute dream, and I cannot praise it enough! If you ever have the chance to pick one up in good condition, DO IT!


Real Fun Car

an attempt at the perfect vehicle: 4WD, convertible, good mpg, easy to drive and park, I really like it


Suzu Sidekick was my first car

My Suzuki Sidekick was my first car, I remember it well considering I am just now on my second car. I traded from my baby Suzuki to a 2004 Pontiac Sunfire. Although I love the air conditioning my Pontiac gives me I still miss the good times I had in my Suzuki. It was very reliable and good on gas. Twenty bucks every two weeks and she was good. Although my Suzuki was near broken down we nursed it back to a pretty good state. My gasket broke and what not I can't blame the car because we received it in that condition. Minus those problems my Suzuki was a great car, it just needed about five to ten minutes to warm up on cold mornings. Unfortunately our good times came to an end when the inside door hinges began to rust. One morning before school I walked outside to start her up and I was mortified when I saw my door laying in the yard unattached from the cars body. I cried for days and mourned my first car after a year of ownership. I miss my car and I definitely would get another when I get through college


Most Dependable Car

Bought my Sidekick used 9 years ago. Whenever we took a trip we always took the Sidekick for dependability. It never left me set and went in any kind of weather and road conditions. When I finally decided to get a newer car I didn't have the heart to trade it in, so we transferred it into one of the childrens name, to be sure they to had a reliable vehicle for years to come