Top 13 cars with suicide doors that you can buy today

Once upon a time many cars had reverse hinged doors. Today suicide doors are making a comeback of sorts. They’re not exactly commonplace, but they are available, and you can buy a car with a set without breaking the bank.

So here are our top 12 picks for cars and trucks available today with suicide doors. Okay — who are we kidding? — these are the only 12 cars available today with reverse hinged doors. And some aren’t even available in Australia.

Everyday passenger cars and SUVs

Opel/Vauxhall Meriva
Opel/Vauxhall Meriva

Europeans love people movers and SUVs, especially when they're small. Such as the Corsa-based Meriva, which also looks pretty nifty for a family car.

Image credit: Opel


Opel/Vauxhall Meriva
Opel/Vauxhall Meriva

Given that the Meriva is just 4.3m long, the suicide doors are actually really rather handy for those in the back.

Image credit: Opel


Mini Clubman
Mini Clubman

For its first two modern incarnations, BMW has been loathe to give the world a five-door Mini hatch. Instead it brought forth the Clubman, which feature a small suicide (sorry, Clubdoor) on the right-hand side of the car.

That's fine for the majority of people who live in left-hand drive markets, but it does mean that Aussies, Poms, Kiwis, Thais, Malays, Singaporeans and Japanese sitting the back seat have to step out into traffic.

Image credit: Mini


Mini Clubvan
Mini Clubvan

There's also a commerce-friendly version of the Clubman, dubbed Clubvan, that eschews the rear seats and rear side windows.

Image credit: Mini


Toyota FJ Cruiser
Toyota FJ Cruiser

Built as a tribute to the original FJ40 LandCruiser, the FJ Cruiser has many things that the original could never dream of: processors powerful enough to launch mankind to the moon, sat nav, electric windows, ABS, and illuminated vanity mirrors.

Oh, it also has a set of rear doors, neatly disguised, to keep the FJ40 aesthetic alive and well.

Image credit: Toyota


Click on through to see which utes and luxury models feature suicide doors.

Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]