1999 Suzuki Esteem Review & Ratings | Automotive.com

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1999 Suzuki Esteem

Falls short of the competition.

by Automotive on 8/2/1999


The Suzuki Esteem serves as a car manufactured by Suzuki since It sells as the Cultus in Japan, but it the Cultus in the North American as Suzuki’s compact sedan.


Body Styles: sedan, station wagon

Engines: I-4, 1.8-liter I-4

Transmissions: automatic, five-speed manual

Suzuki Esteem GL, Suzuki GLX

What’s New

The 1999 Suzuki gets a redesign, with a front end that includes headlights and a rounder grille. The has also been smoothened, it clearly distinguishable from models.

The interior of the car receives changes as well, and a Clarion radio and cassette player an option for both models. The GL model in particular gets new wheels that previously standard on the top-end GLX model. year also marks the of a new 1.8-liter straight-four engine.

The front-drive 1999 Suzuki has been modified for a smoother and exterior. Nevertheless, the car maintains the dimensions as before. The sedan on a wheelbase of 97.6 inches, stretches around four longer than a Swift.

It reaches an overall length of inches, making it about 16 longer than the Swift.

The Suzuki Esteem comes in a GL, a midrange GLX, and a top-end GLX with anti-lock brakes and control. It also sells as a wagon or sedan.


The 1999 Suzuki offers a conventional and modest Occupants enjoy plenty of in the front seats, but it reduces in the rear. The padding for the rear feels hard as well, and the doors at the rear prove to enter and exit.

The cargo offered by the Esteem looks large thanks to the flat that extends forward. the usability of the trunk gets due to the limited opening of the trunk

Performance Handling

The 1999 Esteem base model fitted with a 1.6-liter, engine that delivers 95 and 94 lb-ft of torque. This combines with a five-speed transmission or a four-speed automatic The Esteem also offers the 1.8-liter, dual-overhead cam, engine that delivers 122 and 117 lb-ft of torque.

The GL model both manual and automatic options, but the top-end GLX model uses an automatic transmission. engines offer enough to keep the Esteem going the city. However, it fails to up with fast highway

Moreover, the ride quality of the Suzuki Esteem seems disappointing. The short wheelbase the car to pitch on concrete expressways. The fails to absorb most so even slightly rough cause some disturbance in the

Despite the negative aspects of the Suzuki Esteem, it includes a of positives. The Esteem sedan very maneuverable and nimble, it perfect for the city commuter. The also have adequate to perform their job, but lockup is clearly present in with the anti-lock brakes.

Even though the 1999 Esteem is smaller than the hatchback, its body panels tinny. The noise levels in the car low, but a lot of tire thumping and noise filters inside the


There is no data on government crash tests on the 1999 Suzuki Esteem.

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