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1998 Suzuki Sidekick
JS 2-Door RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$13,519
2004 Suzuki Vitara
LX 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$18,794
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1998 Suzuki Sidekick
JS 2-Door RWD
writes:
Awesome vehicle; wish they still make them. A great vehicle from Suzuki.
Value Ranked 1998 Toyota RAV4 2 Door Convertible worse.
"Suzuki Sidekick has more power, handles better, corners better and just is fun to drive. Toyota is somewhat dangerous as it will not merge on freeway safely and seems like it wants to tip over when going thru a roundabout. "
2004 Suzuki Vitara
LX 4WD
105
2004 Suzuki Vitara LX 4WDReview:

One Of Many Vehicles I Like — It is a good vehicle, takes you places you can't go in a normal vehicle. Have a lot of room where as...

Primary Use: Family transportation

Specs

1998 Suzuki Sidekick
JS 2-Door RWD
2004 Suzuki Vitara
LX 4WD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
4WD
4WD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
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17 MPG
17 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
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20 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 11 gal 16 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
95 hp @ 5,600 RPM
95 hp @ 5,600 RPM
165 hp @ 6,500 RPM
165 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
98 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
98 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
162 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
162 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
9.5:1
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--
Displacement
1,600 cc
1,600 cc
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.95 in x 3.54 in
2.95 in x 3.54 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 4 stars
Front Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Driver -- 4 stars
Side Rear Passenger -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player -- Standard
CD Changer -- Optional
Cassette Player Optional --
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows -- Standard
Power Door Locks -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats Optional Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.1 in 41.4 in
Back Legroom 31.7 in 30.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 6.9 cu ft 23.4 cu ft
Standard Payload 747 lbs 871 lbs
Maximum Payload 720 lbs 871 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 143.7 in 163 in
Width 65.2 in 67.3 in
Height 64.3 in 65.8 in
Wheelbase 86.6 in 97.6 in
Bed Length 27.8 in 28.2 in

Available Options

1998 Suzuki Sidekick
JS 2-Door RWD
2004 Suzuki Vitara
LX 4WD

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