The Sidekick is built upon the robust, heavy duty RTV-X platform to provide proven durability and performance.
Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) and a powerful 48 HP gasoline, water-cooled engine provide plenty of torque, astonishingly quick acceleration, and high transport speed (up to 40 mph).
Idle Speed Control (ISC) and highland correction ensure stable power for any situation.
The Continuously Variable Transmission with centrifugal clutch (CVT-Plus) provides faster acceleration, smoother operation, and controlled braking with engine-assisted deceleration.
The cogged belt on the CVT-Plus is kept tight for minimal slippage and excellent durability, fully shielded to keep out dust and water, and cooled with a large fan for even greater longevity.
Light at low speeds and firm at high speeds, the Sidekick’s speed sensitive 45A Electronic Power Steering (EPS) is standard on all models and offers exceptional steering control, improving not only handling but also stability.
EPS ensures outstanding performance even when the cabin/cargo box is heavily loaded or the snow blade is attached – operating at higher speeds, EPS safeguards against over-steering, increasing stability and control.
Even when fully loaded, the Sidekick won’t bottom out – front and rear adjustable independent suspension delivers a smooth ride with plenty of clearance.
The aggressive style is offered in four distinct colors, including the Special Edition Black Model, which comes with alloy wheels, spray-on bed liner, and visually distinct design and graphics to signify being “ready for anything”.