Used 1998 Suzuki X-90

1998 Suzuki X-90

Pros & Cons

  • Doesn't look like everything else on the road.
  • Doesn't look like ANYTHING else on the road.
Suzuki X-90 years
Suzuki X-90 for Sale

Edmunds' Expert Review

Vehicle overview

Suzuki's X-90 sport-ute takes the place of the defunct Samurai in the maker's lineup. Larger, more powerful and more sophisticated than the Samurai ever dreamed of being, the X-90 is aimed squarely at young singles with disposable income and no responsibilities.

The X-90 is an amalgam of two-seater sport coupe, convertible and four-wheel drive sport utility. The two-seat cockpit sits beneath a T-top roof, just forward of an 8.4 cubic foot conventional trunk, and on top of a two- or four-wheel drive chassis. Body-on-frame construction is motivated by a 95-horsepower four-cylinder engine. An automatic transmission is available in place of the standard five-speed manual gear changer.

The only part of this formula that seems wrong is the 1.6-liter engine. Its power output seems to be a bit on the meager side for a vehicle with such sporting pretensions. The Sidekick Sport's 120-horsepower, 1.8-liter engine should at least be an option on the heavier four-wheel drive model.

Dual airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes and daytime running lights are standard. All X-90's come equipped with power windows and locks, power steering, alloy wheels and intermittent wipers. Order four-wheel drive and you'll get cruise control, a security alarm and an Alpine stereo.

Suzuki's taking a chance here, creating a new niche in the SUV market. We think that the X-90 will find limited success in climates and terrains where its four-wheel drive will have some relevancy, and in places where style-conscious buyers don't find what they want in the slightly more versatile Sidekick, or the infinitely more versatile Jeep Wrangler. The X-90's T-top roof is easier to operate than the soft tops of any of those vehicles, but this Suzuki won't carry more than two people; the others will carry four. Our favorite in this price range? A used Mazda Miata. Same number of people fit, and it's more fun to drive.

1998 Highlights

No changes this year.


Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 1998 Suzuki X-90.

5 star reviews: 33%
4 star reviews: 33%
3 star reviews: 34%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%
Average user rating: 4.0 stars based on 3 total reviews

Trending topics in reviews

  • engine
  • fuel efficiency
  • handling & steering
  • maintenance & parts
  • spaciousness
  • value
  • wheels & tires
  • appearance
  • acceleration

Most helpful consumer reviews

4.375 out of 5 stars, fun to drive great with chicks

In the start it has a bland power but with a breather you can buy for 10 bucks and an air intake with performance exhaust. The acceleration is wonderful and it handles wonderful. All for under $5000 to do it all the only other thing I could even think to do is put on some better wheels just for kicks or a turbo.

2.75 out of 5 stars, egr valve

110,000 miles. had to replace egr valve twice, fuel pump once. otherwise okay. not as good gas mileage as you'd think.

4.875 out of 5 stars, great lil car

i haven't had my x90 for long, but its been great. 140k on the engine, and its still running like new. ive also driven it in harsh toronto end-of-the- winter snow and slush, and it drove excellent. ive customized it a lot, which is easy because of its basic design. i have a friend that does car interiors, and hes designed everything for me and given me great discounts, because its hard to find aftermarket parts for these cars. i like how small and unique it is, and all my girlfriends love the car in general. theres also a lot of storage space in the trunk for such a small vehicle. the amount of horsepower it has, 95, is no big deal because of how small the car is. it still has good pick-up.

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Features & Specs

2dr SUV features & specs
2dr SUV
MPG 22 city / 26 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
95 hp @ 5600 rpm

2dr SUV 4WD features & specs
2dr SUV 4WD
MPG 22 city / 26 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
95 hp @ 5600 rpm

SE 2dr SUV 4WD features & specs
SE 2dr SUV 4WD
MPG 22 city / 26 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
95 hp @ 5600 rpm

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IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact TestNot Tested
Roof Strength TestNot Tested
Rear Crash Protection / Head RestraintNot Tested
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test

Is the Suzuki X-90 a good car?
The Edmunds experts tested the 1998 X-90 both on the road and at the track. Edmunds’ consumer reviews show that the 1998 X-90 gets an average rating of 4 stars out of 5 (based on 3 reviews) You probably care about Suzuki X-90 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the X-90 gets an EPA-estimated 23 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the X-90 has 8.4 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Suzuki X-90. Learn more
Is the Suzuki X-90 reliable?
To determine whether the Suzuki X-90 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the X-90. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the X-90's 4-star average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
Is the 1998 Suzuki X-90 a good car?
There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 1998 Suzuki X-90 is a good car. Our consumer reviews show that the 1998 X-90 gets an average rating of 4 stars out of 5 (based on 3 reviews). Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 1998 X-90 is a good car for you. Learn more
How much should I pay for a 1998 Suzuki X-90?

The least-expensive 1998 Suzuki X-90 is the 1998 Suzuki X-90 SE 2dr SUV 4WD. Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $0.

Other versions include:

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    What are the different models of Suzuki X-90?
    If you're interested in the Suzuki X-90, the next question is, which X-90 model is right for you? X-90 variants include 2dr SUV, 2dr SUV 4WD, and SE 2dr SUV 4WD. For a full list of X-90 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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    Used 1998 Suzuki X-90 Overview

    The Used 1998 Suzuki X-90 is offered in the following submodels: X-90 SUV. Available styles include 2dr SUV, 2dr SUV 4WD, and SE 2dr SUV 4WD.

    What do people think of the 1998 Suzuki X-90?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 1998 Suzuki X-90 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 1998 X-90 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 1998 X-90.

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    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 1998 Suzuki X-90 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 1998 X-90 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

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    This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

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