Key facts

Suzuki Vitara 1.6i JLX information summary

What body style?
off-road vehicle with 4/5 seats
How long?
3620 mm
How heavy?
1000 kg
What size engine?
1.6 litre, 1590 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
78 PS / 77 bhp / 57 kW @ 5350 rpm
How much torque?
126 Nm / 93 / 12.8 kgm @ 3100 rpm
How fast?
145 km/h, 90 mph


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Suzuki Vitara 1.6i JLX technical specifications


The Suzuki Vitara 1.6i JLX is a 3 door off-road vehicle style road car with a front located engine powering all four wheels.
Power is produced by a single overhead camshaft, 1.6 litre naturally aspirated 4 cylinder engine, with 2 valves per cylinder that provides power and torque figures of 77 bhp (78 PS/57 kW) at 5350 rpm and 126 N·m (93 lb·ft/12.8 kgm) at 3100 rpm respectively.
A 5 speed manual 'box transfers the power to the driven wheels.
The Suzuki Vitara 1.6i JLX weighs a quoted 1000 kg at the kerb.
It is claimed to manage a maxiumum speed of 145 km/h (90 mph).
Suzuki Vitara 1.6i JLX data
Suzuki Vitara 1.6i JLX data
Body type4/5 seater off-road vehicle
Number of doors3
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2200 86.6
Track/tread (front) 1395 54.9
Track/tread (rear) 1400 55.1
Length 3620 142.5
Width 1630 64.2
Height 1665 65.6
Ground clearance 200 7.9
length:wheelbase ratio 1.65
Kerb weight 1000 kg 2205 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 42 litres 9.2 UK Gal 11.1 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Suzuki
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.6 litre
1590 cc
(97.028 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 75 × 90 mm
2.95 × 3.54 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.83
single overhead camshaft (SOHC)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
78 PS (77 bhp) (57 kW)
at 5350 rpm
Specific output
48.4 bhp/litre
0.79 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
126 Nm (93 ft·lb) (12.8 kgm)
at 3100 rpm
Specific torque
79.25 Nm/litre
0.96 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 8.9:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 995.8 kPa (144.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 397.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 145 km/h (90 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 78.07 PS/g
57.42 kW/g
77 bhp/ton
0.03 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 17.42 kg/kW
29.09 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels wheel drive  
Torque split
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.86
Final drive ratio 5.13
general ID37631
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 14.0
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
Suzuki Vitara 1.6i JLX added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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