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GL 4dr Sedan GL Manual


Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.87 x 1.18
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.17 x 0.79

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 4.4


Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 390


Fuel System MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 94 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
Engine Type Gas L4
Displacement 1.6L/97 CID
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 98 @ 6000

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in) 25.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.5
Track Width, Front (in) 56.7
Height, Overall (in) 53.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.1
Length, Overall (in) 165.2
Wheelbase (in) 97.6

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.5

Interior Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room (in) 51.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 34.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.1
Second Hip Room (in) 48.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.9
Front Hip Room (in) 50.8
Passenger Capacity 5


EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 31


Steering Type Power
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 34.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.2
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.8


Vehicle Name Suzuki Esteem
Vehicle Name Suzuki Esteem
Body Style 4-dr Sedan


Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/coil spring
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/coil spring
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)


Front Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P155/80R13
Rear Tire Size P155/80R13
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14


Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)


Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.89
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. w/OD
Trans Type 5-Speed Manual
Trans Order Code
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.79
Clutch Size (in) 7.48
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.27
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91


EPA Classification Sub-Compact

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2183


Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 13 x 4.5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 13 x 4.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4