The Suzuki Jimny Is the Affordable Off-Roader America Needs

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Doug DeMuro
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  • CringeO Music

    CringeO Music

    3 seconds ago

    sir axelrod looking good here ngl

  • Wooden Doors

    Wooden Doors

    Hour ago

    If Suzuki sold the Jimny here i would buy it

  • AgriVideos1

    AgriVideos1

    4 hours ago

    It is in many ways what the Land Rover defender used to be, here in the UK. A basic rugged off roader for the modern day.

  • John Viera

    John Viera

    4 hours ago

    That’s not a back seat. That’s a home for two 15 inch subwoofers

  • Piersandro Mannino

    Piersandro Mannino

    5 hours ago

    The Jimny is awesome, but MUST BE MANUAL !!!

  • fraka899

    fraka899

    5 hours ago

    Last 5 years with Vitara and now with this one, Suzuki made absolutely great cars. Vitara All grip is in the same class like Capture, T Roc, Juke etc. and it literally blows them out of water. You can actually go off road with it, and the 1.4 turbo is way faster and way better handling than all other cara in the class. But the materials are cheaper lol. Who fucking cares

  • Mac Sixtyfive

    Mac Sixtyfive

    6 hours ago

    There are Suzuki Jimny's all over Australia now, older models as well. I just ordered a '21 Manual in Jungle Green (dark green)

  • ZekeTec CNC

    ZekeTec CNC

    8 hours ago

    What makes the Jimny so admirable are the same things that will make me hold onto my 2013 Xterra until it's a congealed pile of iron oxide on the driveway.

  • Cody Tubbs

    Cody Tubbs

    9 hours ago

    why is this being compared to the wrangler and not the renegade which it looks very similar to?

  • Nina Talia

    Nina Talia

    9 hours ago

    I would 100% buy this if it came to the U.S.

  • j milla

    j milla

    11 hours ago

    how do we get Suzuki to sell it in the us?

  • j milla

    j milla

    11 hours ago

    can i buy it in Mexico and use it in the us?

  • Rexx Reviews

    Rexx Reviews

    11 hours ago

    The 20k for this thing would be 30k+ if it ended up being sold here in the US.

  • theAsterisk

    theAsterisk

    11 hours ago

    It's a bro's Mirage, Doug. Timestamp for when you call it the worst new offroader you can buy?
    Exposed manual seat rails, body paint visible inside, overspray on the underside, hard plastic parts bin trim, blanked out switches, underpowered with excessive NVH, differently shaped center and LH/RH climate vents, no engine beauty cover, small (meh- you think) wheels, *thin* doors, basic key and ignition, no lights on the visor mirrors, parts numbers visible molded into the cargo floor box lid... Hell, even the floor carpet looks like it's from the same supplier.
    Straight down the list, all the things you bitched about in that one. Other than faux lifestyle affectation, what's the difference? (Other than the Suzuki costing more, of course.)

  • NorCalSaint

    NorCalSaint

    11 hours ago

    Most interior options matched or exceeded my 2018 Wrangler Golden Eagle so not sure I agree that you can't get a basic Wrangler. While a cool design, not sure I would give up the added power and capabilities of my Wrangler

  • Ryan Mosey

    Ryan Mosey

    12 hours ago

    You don’t talk with your hands enough. Also you are not animated enough

  • Zoltan Jarmy

    Zoltan Jarmy

    14 hours ago

    Those blank switches next to the parking break are for the seat heaters, according to the owner's manual. Probably this reviewed model doesn't have seat heater feature.

  • Arifullah Amanullah

    Arifullah Amanullah

    17 hours ago

    Suzuki cars are not safe

  • Taylor Fenoglio

    Taylor Fenoglio

    18 hours ago

    It's what the jeep renegade should have been

  • Phantom Aspect

    Phantom Aspect

    20 hours ago

    One of the few cars released these days with a soul, nice and simple, a great callback to the cars of the 80's and 90's. If brands like BMW took a page out of this book and made a 80's, 90's callback to the 3 series without all the electronic crap at an affordable price and focused on drivers it'd be a smash hit. We can only hope though 😢

  • Rodrigo Diaz

    Rodrigo Diaz

    20 hours ago

    Usually you get the cool things in the USA. Nice to see that you can get this cool Suzuki in Mexico

  • Mike Capinpuyan

    Mike Capinpuyan

    21 hour ago

    Am I the only one smiling through out the whole video? Love the JIMNY!

  • Gee Em

    Gee Em

    23 hours ago

    Jimny.

  • superlauch25

    superlauch25

    Day ago

    I would actually buy this

  • Kenny Rider

    Kenny Rider

    Day ago

    It's the Samurai and they won't bring them to America again because of the litigation from the high rollovers we had with the Samurai.

  • 휸두 HyunDu

    휸두 HyunDu

    Day ago

    Japan winning

  • John Schofield

    John Schofield

    Day ago

    Too good for Yanks

  • FoghornLeghorn

    FoghornLeghorn

    Day ago

    How much??

  • Tea And Medals

    Tea And Medals

    Day ago

    Never knew there was an Automatic version of this fantastic vehicle.

  • Scott Nelson

    Scott Nelson

    Day ago

    It looks like if a Wrangler and a FJ had baby, this what would come out. lol

  • Ron Bernard

    Ron Bernard

    Day ago

    love it ,please suzuki sell it here

  • They Live

    They Live

    Day ago

    who the hell is spending $20k on this???

  • SunKissedMelanin

    SunKissedMelanin

    Day ago

    $20,000 is a bit too much for how many corners they cut tbh. Maybe closer to $15,000-$17,000 is a better price.

  • Elie Finer

    Elie Finer

    Day ago

    Review the Lada Niva doug

  • codemiesterbeats

    codemiesterbeats

    Day ago

    yes we need this in the USA... jeep needs some competition (particularly competition that actually is capable)
    jeep has spent the past 20 years transforming into barbie jeeps.
    Curious... can a man buy a vehicle in mexico and bring it back to the USA/ asking for a friend.

    They should make it a few inches longer and brand it as a Samurai in the USA.
    15:20 My Datsun 720: "am I joke to you?"

  • Devan C

    Devan C

    Day ago

    If u say simplicity one more time I’m gonna kns

  • PK

    PK

    Day ago

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh NO!!!!!!!

  • G H

    G H

    Day ago

    Is there anyway you can bring it to America?

  • Alfonso Adame

    Alfonso Adame

    Day ago

    Jimny tiny

  • Omar T

    Omar T

    Day ago

    Omg I’d buy this now. And I have a 2006 Suzuki Aerio AWD 4 door sedan! Suzuki come back to the USA!

  • Grumpy cat !

    Grumpy cat !

    Day ago

    Jeep lobbyists don’t want the Jimney in the States.

  • shawn Lisi

    shawn Lisi

    2 days ago

    I hope they did a better job than they did back in late 80's and early 90's those where so cheap but could roll so easy

  • Chief Enumclaw

    Chief Enumclaw

    2 days ago

    Shut up & take my MONEY! Off every car Doug has ever reviewed, I want this one the most. That Land Rover conversion kit mod is absolutely gorgeous!

  • hansoh01

    hansoh01

    2 days ago

    I would buy this in a heart beat ,too bad there isnt a Diesel option.

    • Kenny Rider

      Kenny Rider

      Day ago

      You want the Mahindra Roxor. Make it street legal through dirt legal.

  • ki5ngau

    ki5ngau

    2 days ago

    Shut up and give me one already

  • Nomad Trails

    Nomad Trails

    2 days ago

    The only thing you got wrong was saying that previous Jimny's weren't special. The previous generation literally had a 20 year production run and sold 300 million around the world. And the core design of this car is very very nearly _the same_ as that.
    Full disclosure, I live in Japan and just bought a 2009 Jimny :)

  • Brian White

    Brian White

    2 days ago

    that radio touch screen trash ruins that car

  • Matthew Nagle

    Matthew Nagle

    2 days ago

    That's awesome I want a new vehicle but hate all of the new features I don't care about. I'd bet even if they did sell these in America they would go for way more than msrp and be very hard to get anyway.

  • Rick Feng

    Rick Feng

    2 days ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3sGkP8HeBY
    Why Suzuki doesn't and won't sell it to us.

  • BookAchu57

    BookAchu57

    2 days ago

    I hate how much I want this darn thing.

  • Randy Stokk

    Randy Stokk

    2 days ago

    We used to. It was called the samurai in the US

  • Christian O. Holz

    Christian O. Holz

    2 days ago

    The door handles are of that old school design which are really crappy especially for a off road car (a hair dresser's off road car :)) no navigation is also a bit silly in 2021 even in a budget car. It's also a bit telling that the engine doesn't meet emission standards for passenger cares in Europe. Suzuki dropped the ball on this one. Kind of sad since the exterior looks decent

    • fraka899

      fraka899

      6 hours ago

      Dropped the ball lmao. It's literally the most wanted car all over the world. 2nd hand ones are more expensive than new ones bro. You can get navigation, heated seats, and a lot of stupid driving helps as option, this is just the most basic version of Jimny

  • Jodii Capo

    Jodii Capo

    2 days ago

    I need asa0

  • Nonameguzzi

    Nonameguzzi

    3 days ago

    I woud like to have a few more Extras..... an good Sound System woud be Nice even if it woud cost 1000 Bucks More.... Than i woud like an Automatic Rear Mirror, Automatic Windshield Washer Speed, an Andoid Auto / Apple Car Intigration.

  • V

    V

    3 days ago

    Toyota USA should offer this vehicle as another product in their current partnership.

  • John Allen

    John Allen

    3 days ago

    Idea: Split the hummer EV off from GMC as it's own brand again, sell the Jimny as a tiny, tiny hummer. Now hummer is the new Geo. It's a great idea, trust me.

  • John Harrington

    John Harrington

    3 days ago

    The way the body rolls when Doug moves does not inspire confidence. Does it shake at 70?

    • GONE SEXUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL

      GONE SEXUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL

      2 days ago

      Pretty sure doug is just big and the car is small. Our 2011 mitsubishi outlander shakes the same way... not the best comparison since i think the outlander suspension sucks. Had to fix it some weeks ago when the springs started bottoming out

  • g0ttequila

    g0ttequila

    3 days ago

    wouldve bought one here in belgium, if it wasnt for the sad, sad engine. i bought a blazer instead

  • B Hammack

    B Hammack

    3 days ago

    I don't think Doug has ever sat in a Jeep JK...

  • Yan Rami

    Yan Rami

    3 days ago

    Good fun Doug, but NO mention of reliability of the Suzuki brand. In Europe a lot of people love the brand because it is synonymous with reliability. And stripping this car of gimmicks and keeping simple mechanical locks hand brakes and such things is partly about reliability, and what makes the car so attractive. It's not just a money thing, and you missed out on that.

  • Ke Ricoo

    Ke Ricoo

    3 days ago

    i drove this in Bolivia city and off road. really fun car good for that type of country where the roads are often dirt or really bad. fun car anyways

  • John & Mary Stewart

    John & Mary Stewart

    4 days ago

    My dad had a mid eights geo tracker 2 door hard top and this feels like a newer version of that.

  • Bill B

    Bill B

    4 days ago

    One of the problems with Suzuki in the US is they way under power the vehicles, assuming US consumers will just be ok with them. The Samurai was horribly under powered. It was a simplistic vehicle that would have done far better with a bit more power to enable it to do highway speeds uphill with the ability to maintain speed without downshifting even on the slightest of slopes. It was a fun thing to drive, but the exhaust was tiny because it pumped little more air than a tire pump. Suzuki should have learned from that early experience and given another 20-30 hp to US vehicles and they probably would have found many more consumers who grew fond of their offerings. Americans love low prices, but not at the expense of getting the job done safely. The Beetle suffered the same death as the 70s left its underpowered and lack of better safety features behind.

  • T¡nfo¡l Hat

    T¡nfo¡l Hat

    4 days ago

    it looks great. modern samurai

  • Red Phoenix

    Red Phoenix

    4 days ago

    @0:51 That is almost MSRP. :)
    @22:08 That's why a manual is due. It even has the benefit from stopping millenials from stealing your car. ;)
    @23:09 There aren't many options available as far as I can tell but mostly cosmetical. Important options are IMHO skid plates for the diffs.

  • Corey Brass

    Corey Brass

    4 days ago

    I just watched your 98 Geo Metro video...and everything you LOVE about this Jimny you HATED about the Metro. WTF!!!
    Geo Metro...everything you need nothing you don't.

  • Neal Moss

    Neal Moss

    4 days ago

    Suzuki should not have been ousted from USA sales by other manufacturers using consumer reports. Good read if you can find the article

  • Demonized SniperMaster636

    Demonized SniperMaster636

    4 days ago

    @Doug DeMuro you act like a crackhead, please stop its annoying

  • Theodore Seeber

    Theodore Seeber

    4 days ago

    Looks like a Sidekick with a fancy new name. Does it also do summersaults?

  • TheKentuckian00

    TheKentuckian00

    4 days ago

    Maybe it’s because I’m the typical overweight American but this vehicle gives me claustrophobia. The back seats are bad enough but the drivers seats looks like something I would never want to take off-roading. Very informal video but it feels like you’re trying to sell me a lime green box turd. I’ll stick with my Polaris RZR.

  • Socky Noob

    Socky Noob

    5 days ago

    Unfortunately America is obsessed with luxury cars and consumerism and overly large cars, so no doubt this thing would probably fail somehow.

  • Mike Owens

    Mike Owens

    5 days ago

    Is it electric? No? Then no, we don't.

  • 2112 Bangkok

    2112 Bangkok

    5 days ago

    If you didn't support their model lineup years ago, why would they reenter the market?

  • Paul Machowski

    Paul Machowski

    5 days ago

    Looks better than the Bronco.

  • Joe Smoe

    Joe Smoe

    5 days ago

    Simplicity yes whatever happened to it???? Not everyone wants all that unnecessary shit.

  • Federico Commisso

    Federico Commisso

    5 days ago

    If wondering why it's not sold in the US:
    Previously in the US you could buy a Jimny. Although it took on the name of the Suzuki Samurai. In the mid-'80s the Samurai's began making a name for themselves, and people loved it.
    With body-on-frame construction, solid axles all around, and a 2-speed all-wheel-drive transfer case, it had all the ideal things needed for a great time off-roading. However, after a report review in 1988, it was mentioned that there was massive rollover risk for the Samurai. After this, sales dropped significantly.
    The impact this had on Suzuki North America was soo great that they would never come back from it. Suzuki was even fighting a lawsuit that was only settled and dropped in 2010. Three years after this, Suzuki decided to cut their losses and leave the North American market completely.
    Also they predict the cost of bringing the Jimny to the US is at around a staggering $275 million. This takes into account the costs of marketing, building dealerships, employing staff, and customer service.
    This would mean that the 2021 Suzuki Jimny would carry a significantly higher price tag in order for it to cover the cost of the import tax on bringing vehicles to the United States and also the cost of staff, dealerships, etc. Suzuki may not do well against home-bred competitors such as the Jeep Wrangler.

  • clayton simper

    clayton simper

    5 days ago

    looks like they're orderable now. how the F is the base model 29 grand?

  • John Miller

    John Miller

    5 days ago

    Everything you need nothing you don't

  • onyl roque

    onyl roque

    5 days ago

    Tiene muchas cosas del Suzuki samurai de los 90

  • Kenny Wideen

    Kenny Wideen

    5 days ago

    I’ve had a bunch of Suzuki’s it’s really one of my favorite cars, amazing engines

  • Sir Edith

    Sir Edith

    5 days ago

    I like that you include metric conversions!

  • O. Bottechia

    O. Bottechia

    5 days ago

    Suzuki is super reliable...those little Samurais were bulletproof!

  • John Westerh

    John Westerh

    6 days ago

    Put a Suzuki dealer across the street from Jeep or Ford. People will go to Jeep, Ford, than cross the street and sell out the Jimneys

  • Lars Doornkamp

    Lars Doornkamp

    6 days ago

    I want one now

  • Nathan

    Nathan

    6 days ago

    I want one! I miss my '97 Geo Tracker. There are SO many similarities, even the dip in the front of the door sill.

  • ctre97

    ctre97

    6 days ago

    I would 100% buy this, especially with a 5 or 6 speed manual

  • Puja Bestara

    Puja Bestara

    6 days ago

    Here in Indonesia, i should save almost 30 years to buy this one.

  • Klaus Schumacher

    Klaus Schumacher

    6 days ago

    Still too many stuff you don't need.... Suzuki offer a Jimny in Australia without any gadgets. Steel wheels no Aluminum no touch screen etc. That's what a off roader should be. But there will be a 5 door Jimmy coming what is a little bigger.

  • Joe Blow

    Joe Blow

    6 days ago

    Take two of those over the New Bronco

  • wence peraza

    wence peraza

    6 days ago

    Why you move your hands so much?? That's look weird

  • James Bruce

    James Bruce

    6 days ago

    If that 4 cyliner is anything like the the K5 GSXR 1000 engine, it will be bullet proof.

  • Ian Garcia

    Ian Garcia

    7 days ago

    I’d buy the fuck outta this.

  • Sean Coxe

    Sean Coxe

    7 days ago

    Pretty much a new generation Samurai. As a former Samurai owner, I REALLY WANT ONE OF THESE!

    • Nelly

      Nelly

      4 days ago

      Hey! Your right.👍

  • k w

    k w

    7 days ago

    This would thrive in the US

  • GiacoC

    GiacoC

    7 days ago

    This car is so cute and practical in functionality. In my country I can buy it....BUT. Only drawback it has: backseats and no cargo room killed it for me. It would be perfect weekend car for awesome trips. But I need to load 4 people and their sheeet.....not only 2 people and rest of family lugage. But if you live outside the city alone or don't have friends. This car is perfect :D

  • lilmoris1

    lilmoris1

    8 days ago

    I’m from México and I am able to import them to the US in case someone wants one, since the company I work in does logistics and Import-Exports world wide. The Jimny can be imported to the US if I’m not wrong, plus I'm also from the border. Honestly these are selling like crazy here in México!

    • lilmoris1

      lilmoris1

      20 hours ago

      @Toby Chang We do import-export globally, I’m not sure about the pricings in Canada, but I could check? What’s your email? I’ll send you all the info I can get from my boss tomorrow if you want. I was planning on putting my Instagram here so people see I'm not a troll comment or a scam but I also don’t want trolls raiding my personal social media lol

    • Toby Chang

      Toby Chang

      21 hour ago

      Are they able to be imported to Canada?

  • Freedom Forall American

    Freedom Forall American

    8 days ago

    I'd buy this right now I'd buy 2of theme

  • Siddh R

    Siddh R

    8 days ago

    Thanks for this review!

  • Dan Miller

    Dan Miller

    8 days ago

    I'd love one.

  • Igor

    Igor

    8 days ago

    Two non existing buttons in the middle are for the seat heating.