The Daihatsu Hijet and Suzuki Every are both manufactured by the known Japanese automakers, the Daihatsu and Suzuki. They are known in the market because of their reliability, versatility, maneuverability, and unique design. Both cars are extremely the same but different in some ways, so we will talk about in this article the comparison and features of Daihatsu Hijet and Suzuki Every.
(*Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricings as of May 2021.)
Daihatsu Hijet Suzuki Every
Capacity / Doors 2 door pickup,
4 door Kei truck,
5 door minivan
2 door pickup,
5 door minivan
Production Period 1960-present 1982-present
Torque 63 N⋅m (46 lb-ft) at 4000 rpm,
57 N⋅m (42 lb⋅ft) at 3600 rpm
95 Nm @ 3000 rpm,
62 Nm @ 3500 rpm
Power 39 kW (53 PS) at 7000 rpm,
33 kW (45 PS) at 5900 rpm
64 hp @ 6000 rpm,
48 hp @ 5700 rpm
Engines 660 cc EF-VE inline-3,
660 cc EF-SE inline-3
658 cc R06A inline-3 (turbo),
658 R06A inline-3
Key Features Power steering, Power windows, Radio,
Air conditioning, Cup holders, Glove
compartment, reclining seats, and
speedometer, Anti-lock braking system
Air condition, Power steering, Power lock
doors, Keyless Entry, Power Mirrors, Airbags,
Anti-lock braking system, Electronic
3,395 mm (133.7 in),
1,475 mm (58.1 in),
1,780 mm (70.1 in)
3,395 mm (134 in),
1,475 mm (58 in),
1,765–1,910 mm (69–75 in)
BE FORWARD PRICE $1,440 - $2,300 $1,580 - $26,270
Interior / Exterior Comparison
The Daihatsu Hijet is a Kei truck and microvan manufactured and produced by Daihatsu since 1960. It is designed to have a spacious cabin, carry large cargo, and can be used in various jobs such as agriculture, retail industries, transportation, and even for personal use.
The Hijet is the basic entry of the Daihatsu so the design is quite simple with black door handles, black door mirrors, a small bonnet, square headlamps, the bumper where the air intakes are placed, 14-inch steel wheels, and under the front seats resides the main engine.
Also, the interior features are power steering, power windows, radio, air conditioning, cup holders, glove compartment, reclining seats, and speedometer. Additionally, the safety features are dual airbags, an anti-lock braking system, and seatbelts for the occupants.
The side doors are sliding and a standard case hatchback with a wide opening for easy access to load and unload cargo. The interior is simple and the seats are made of high-grade fabric giving the occupants a comfortable driving experience.
The Suzuki Every also offers safety features including SRS airbags, power steering, power lock doors, keyless entry, power mirrors, seatbelts, anti-lock braking system, and electronic brake-force distribution.
Engine and Fuel Consumption
The Daihatsu Hijet is a mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive with an optional four-wheel drive, equipped with 660 cc EF-VE inline-3 that produces a maximum power output of 39 kW (53 PS) at 7000 rpm, a torque of 63 Nm (46 lb-ft) at 4000 rpm, and 660 cc EF-SE inline-3 with a maximum horsepower of 33 kW (45 PS) at 5900 rpm and 57 Nm (42 lb-ft) of torque at 3600 rpm. It can be paired with a three/four-speed and five-speed manual depending on the model of the car.
The Suzuki Every van is a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive/four-wheel drive equipped with a 658cc R06A three-cylinder intercooler turbo engine that generates a maximum power output of 64hp @ 6000 rpm with 95 Nm @ 3000 rpm of torque and a 658 R06A three-cylinder engine with 48 hp @ 5700 rpm maximum power with 62 Nm @ 3500 rpm torque. It has a top speed of 120-140 km/h with 4-speed automatic/5-speed manual transmission. Additionally, with a wheelbase of 2,430 mm, it gives an outstanding minimum turning radius of 4.1m, achieving a 20.2 km/L best fuel efficiency and great driving performance. It has MacPherson Strut as a front suspension and an Isolated trading link (ITL) as a rear suspension with a solid disc front brake and drum rear brake.
The Daihatsu Hijet and Suzuki Every are both reliable, durable, flexible, and economical cars. It can be used for various jobs such as commercial, retail business, or simply for a family outing because of its spacious interior and loading capacity. Both cars are without a doubt two of the most popular microvans in the market, in and out of Japan. They are almost the same in every aspect but if you want a more modern and safe car, Suzuki Every is for you. It also has a lot of variants or models to choose from and you can certainly find any car that fits your taste.
Written by: WTN Esther Abranilla