Remarkable Facts About the Suzuki Esteem
- The Suzuki Esteem has been frequenting movies and TV series since 1992. Some of the most popular movies it appeared in include Framed, The Wash, Deadly Impact, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Awake, Hulk, and Knight and Day. On the other hand, some of the TV series that featured the Suzuki Esteem include Bones, Brothers and Sisters, and Dirty Sexy Money. The Esteem has been a good choice for its sleek yet functional stance.
- Ranked as the tenth most economical four-door sedan by Car and Driver magazine, the Suzuki Esteem 1.8GLX Sport has been reviewed by Car and Driver and described it as "A zircon in the rough." It was praised for its semi-strong motor, go-kart handling in the twisties, and sophisticated interior fabric.
- Did you know that the Suzuki Esteem is one of the top stolen cars in the US? With an average of 70 cars stolen per year within 16 consecutive years, the Esteem places second to the Swift among the stolen vehicles in the Suzuki lineup. However, the Insurance Bureau of Canada says that the 2002 Suzuki Esteem Wagon is one of the cars in Canada that are least likely to be stolen. Despite these statistics, vehicle theft in Canada has been on a decline since 2010.
- Aside from entering the film and TV industries, the Suzuki Esteem is also considered as one of the common choices when buying used cars. The Esteem models years 1999-2002 are the ones specifically mentioned by Mr. Money Mustache, a financial blog which also offers automobile recommendations. Fuel economy and passenger or cargo space are the two major factors considered in Mr. Money Mustache's reviews.
- The Suzuki Esteem was sold internationally under different brands. One of these labels is the Suzuki Cultus Crescent, which was later renamed to Suzuki Cultus. As Suzuki's first entry in the compact car segment, the Cultus was introduced in two trim levels: a three-door hatchback and a four-door sedan. By 2001, a replacement for the Esteem was introduced, the Suzuki Aerio.
- Back in 1996, Suzuki placed its confidence on its three-vehicle line to give them a 20 percent year-to-year growth. These models include the X-90, the Esteem, and the Sidekick. The 1996 Esteem GLX, being the most competitive automobile class possible due to its subcompact built, was considered as a great go-to-work car by writers of The Auto Channel, an automobile blog.