Maruti Suzuki Jimny Pros & Cons

Check out pros and cons about the Maruti Suzuki Jimny that are worth highlighting for a potential buyer. Here are some of the highlights of the benefits of buying the Maruti Suzuki Jimny. We'll also list out the Jimny drawbacks to help you make an informed buying decision.

Jimny Advantanges
  • Compact Dimensions With 5 Door Practicality

    The Jimny for the Indian market is unique as it offers 5 doors while staying under 4 metres in length. Its compact footprint makes the Jimny easy to manoeuvre through tight spaces and hilly areas. Its narrow width also makes it more accessible in tighter spaces compared to the Mahindra Thar.

  • Good Set Of Standard Features

    The base Zeta variant of the Jimny offers a good amount of features as standard. The Maruti Jimny’s  standard features include a touchscreen infotainment system, 6 airbags, rear wiper with washer, reverse parking camera, wheel arch cladding and day/night inside rearview mirror.

  • Wide Sales & Service Network

    After sales service is the backbone of Maruti Suzuki in India. Since Maruti Suzuki have the largest service and spares network in India, it's very easy to maintain your vehicle for long-term ownership. It's also fairly easy to find qualified mechanics outside of the authorised service network as a good number of independent garage mechanics must have worked with Maruti Suzuki at some point of time. Maruti’s strong after sales network gives the Jimny a solid advantage over its rivals.

  • Good Fuel Efficiency

    The fuel efficiency of the Maruti Suzuki Jimny 5 door is rated upwards of 16kmpl for both the manual and automatic transmission options. While it is not as impressive as other Maruti Suzuki offerings, the Jimny 5 door should offer far better fuel efficiency figures than the Thar turbo petrol in the real world.

Jimny Disadvantanges
  • Very Expensive Ex-Showroom Price

    For the off-road performance and road presence it offers, the Jimny 5 door seems very expensive. The Mahindra Thar, with its prominent road presence, more capable hardware and more powerful engines, doesn’t cost considerably more than the Jimny.

  • Missing Features

    While the Jimny offers a couple of good features such as headlamp washers, it misses features like front armrest, rear armrest and tyre pressure monitoring system.

  • Lacks Road Presence

    The Jimny lacks the road presence of a rugged SUV, mainly due to its narrow width. The Thar, on the other hand, offers better presence despite having 2 fewer doors.

  • Petrol Engine With Low Torque

    The Jimny comes with a 1.5L normal petrol engine that offers a torque output of 134Nm. It is substantially lower than all the engine options of the Mahindra Thar, which offer upwards of 300Nm of torque. While of-froading, low-end torque comes in handy to get you out of treacherous terrains.

  • No RWD Option With Lower Variant

    The Jimny comes with 4-wheel-drive as standard in both the Zeta and Alpha variants. Buyers who drive their cars in the city won’t find 4WD as useful as those who like to go on off-road adventures and it also makes the car expensive in terms of value. Furthermore, not having a Delta variant also makes it expensive considering its small dimensions and engine output.

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Body Type
16.39 - 16.94 kmpl
1462 cc
Manual, Automatic
Fuel Type
4 Seater
Seat Capacity

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