Suzuki Jimny LCV review

Category: Small Van

Section: Costs & verdict

Suzuki Jimny LCV 2021 off road
  • Suzuki Jimny LCV 2021 front static
  • Suzuki Jimny LCV 2021 rear static
  • Suzuki Jimny LCV 2021 interior
  • Suzuki Jimny LCV 2021 load area
  • Suzuki Jimny LCV 2021 off road
  • Suzuki Jimny LCV 2021 front static
  • Suzuki Jimny LCV 2021 rear static
  • Suzuki Jimny LCV 2021 interior
  • Suzuki Jimny LCV 2021 load area
  • Suzuki Jimny LCV 2021 off road
What Car?’s Jimny deals

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

A considerable amount of the appeal of the Jimny SUV was in its pricing, and the Jimny LCV is no exception. Plus businesses will be able to claim back the VAT, making it even more affordable. Indeed, in the context of the 4x4 off-road commercial vehicle market, it is just over half the price of short wheelbase Toyota Land Cruiser Commercial and less than half the price of a Land Rover Defender 90 Hard Top. The only commercial SUV that gets close is the Dacia Duster Commercial.

Given the expected rarity of the Jimny LCV – Suzuki anticipate an allocation of just 400 per year in the UK – residual values will also likely be strong. Fuel bills might well be the most expensive thing about a Jimny LCV; its claimed fuel economy figure is 36.7mpg on the WLTP testing cycle and it manages close to that figure in the real world – but because it drinks from the green pump, it’s not too much of a hardship either way.

Overview

It’s difficult to consider the Suzuki Jimny LCV as a van when all indicators point towards it being a passenger car with a larger boot. Off-road talent and one of the cheapest starting prices of any commercial vehicle still don’t disguise the fact that the Jimny LCV has a limited cargo carrying capacity.

  • Great off-road
  • Cheap to buy
  • Huge character
  • Terrible payload
  • Limited load volume
  • Not really a van