Suzuki Jimny 5-Door Review

There’s no denying that the sixth-generation Suzuki Jimny is a fabulous off-roader and an icon on the road. Since it launched in the country back in 2019, the Jimny continues to enjoy a strong and stable reputation among enthusiasts and non-car enthusiasts alike. In fact, demand for the Jimny is so strong that Suzuki is having trouble keeping up with supplies in some markets.

Now, in 2024, after a considerable amount of uproar, Suzuki has finally launched a five-door version of the Jimny. With a longer wheelbase and more space, this version could address the complaints people have about the 3-door Jimny’s interior space. 

However, though more length and more doors mean more space it also means more weight, and apparently, a bigger price tag. Now that we have taken it out for a drive, here’s our take. 

4.0 / 5
2024 Suzuki Jimny 5-Door GLX Review
Engine Output (HP), Acceleration, Transmission, Handling
Exterior & Interior Design, Quality, Fit and Finish, Ergonomics
Ride Comfort
Cabin Comfort, Suspension, NVH Insulation
Safety and Technology
Convenience Technologies, Active and Passive Safety Features
Value for Money
Amount of the vehicle you get for the price, Fuel Efficiency
What You Will Like
  • Design is still cohesive despite additional length
  • Off-roading capability is uncompromised
  • Second row is now spacious and more comfortable
What You Won't Like
  • Price is too steep at P1.7 million
  • Clinometer is not available
How We Do Our Reviews

Starting with the exterior, not much has changed in the Jimny’s transition from three to five doors. The 4x4 SUV retains the cute and boxy dimensions it had in its three-door form albeit much longer. In fact, it’s hard to notice that anything has changed unless you look at it from the side which will reveal the two additional doors and the much longer wheelbase.

Up front, the Jimny 5-Door sports a different grille from its smaller counterpart, the difference being that the grille is chrome instead of black. Everywhere else, the design is still the same.

Moving to the interior, this is where you will find and feel most of the changes. Starting at the front portion, the Jimny 5-Door retains the rugged aesthetic with its simple dashboard design dominated by plastic trim. Like the 3-Door Jimny, the 5-Door version has all the controls at the center in easy-to-reach places with physical knobs and switches. 

At the second row, entering and exiting the Jimny 5-Door is made easier with the addition of extra doors (obviously) since rear passengers won’t have to contort themselves to slip by the front seats. The seats are supportive with lots of legroom to go around, the headroom is decent though taller passengers may be a bit cramped.

Suzuki Jimny 5-Door Trunk

Now we move on to the biggest change in the 5-Door Jimny, its trunk capacity Previously, the 3-Door Jimny could only accommodate 85 liters of space with the rear seats up, expanding up to 377 liters with the seats folded down. In the 5-Door Jimny, space has expanded to 211 liters of space with the rear seats up and up to 332 liters with the seats folded. Though the seats don’t fold flat like the 3-Door version, the space inside the 5-Door Jimny is more usable without sacrificing space for passengers.

Suzuki Jimny 5-Door Infotainment

On the tech side of things, the 5-Door Jimny GLX is equipped with a new and improved nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system. This system is equipped with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto but the Clinometer which can be found in the 3-Door is dropped. A reverse camera is also standard with decent image quality along with rear parking sensors.

Onto mechanical tech, the 5-Door Jimny is equipped with Suzuki’s AllGrip Pro 4x4 system as standard. In addition, this 4x4 system is equipped with a low-range transfer case giving you extra control on tough terrain. 

Suzuki Jimny 5-Door Trail Shot

On the rough stuff, the 5-Door Jimny is still a capable 4x4 SUV despite the added wheelbase and two more doors. The breakover angle might come a bit sooner because of the added length, but unless you’re trying to turn the 5-Door Jimny into a mountain goat, it won’t be a problem. 

Also, despite being equipped with highway terrain road tires as standard, the 5-Door Jimny can take on tough terrain with relative ease, even with three people on board and a trunk full of luggage. 

Suzuki Jimny 5-Door Trail Rear

On the road, the 5-Door Jimny still gives the same experience as its 3-Door version. On the topic of comfort, however, the 5-Door Jimny does have an edge over its 3-Door version. Thanks to the longer wheelbase, the 5-Door Jimny takes bumps and road imperfections better which is good news for passengers in the second row. Unlike the 3-Door Jimny, the 5-Door version’s ride is much more supple and more akin to a normal car instead of an off-roader.

Moving to the engine, to alleviate the concerns of many, the 5-Door Jimny does not feel underpowered nor does it struggle when you fill it with people. The 1.5-liter K15B engine, though it only puts out 100 hp and 130 Nm of torque, is more than capable of hauling people and luggage with ease. 

In terms of fuel economy, the Jimny 5-Door’s performance is average, consuming 10 km/L in the city with heavy traffic and up to 16 km/L out on the highway.

On the topic of price is where the 5-Door Jimny starts to let you down. The base GL model of the Jimny 5-Door is priced at P1,558,000 while the top-of-the-line GLX variant is priced at P1,778,000. To put this into perspective, the 3-Door Jimny GLX is priced at P1,400,00, which means there is a  P378,000 price gap between the two. For that amount of money, you’re entering the territory of larger SUVs and 4x4 pickup trucks. So, while the 5-Door Jimny does provide a whole lot of improvements over its 3-Door version, it doesn’t provide a whole lot of value for your money.

Suzuki Jimny 5-Door On-Road

Before we conclude this review, it has to be said that the Jimny 5-Door is not the be-all or end-all of 4x4 vehicles. There are many other better 4x4 options available which are roomier and larger. However, for what it is, the Jimny provides a unique experience only it can offer. 

What the Jimny provides is less tangible than performance and features. Inside and out, the Jimny simply oozes character, whether it has three doors or five. At P1,778,000, It’s an expensive buy for sure, but, for the right people, it’s money worth spending.

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1.5 L

Fuel Type



100 hp @ 6,000 rpm




Name Suzuki Jimny 5-Door 1.5 GLX 4x4 AT Two-Tone
Body Type SUV
Price ₱1,708,000
Transmission Category Automatic



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