The Honda Acty and Suzuki Carry are both Kei trucks that were manufactured and produced by two known Japanese automakers, the Honda and Suzuki. Both cars are popular in the Japanese markets because of their large cargo space and tough built, perfect for commercial or personal use. It is designed to be compact, slim, durable, and highly efficient making the two a top choice for drivers and business owners. In this article, we will talk about the features and comparison of Honda Acty and Suzuki Carry.
(*Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricings as of May 2021.)
Honda Acty Suzuki Carry
Capacity / Doors 5-doors van
2-doors pick-up truck
2-doors pick-up truck
Production Period 1977-present 1961-present
Torque 59 Nm (43.52 lb-ft) 63.4 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
Power 45 PS (33 kW; 44 hp) 57.6 hp @ 5500
Engines 656cc E07Z SOHC inline-3 658cc R06A inline-3,
658cc R068 inline-3 T
Key Features Keyless Entry, Power windows, Power steering,
Anti-Lock Braking System, Air conditioning
Driver airbag, halogen headlights, multi-reflector
type, AM / FM radio, 2 front speakers, electric
windows, keyless entry, textile seat covers, door
pocket, exterior mirrors, power steering, anti-
lock braking system, automatic air
conditioning, front seatbelts with tensioner.
3,395 mm (133.7 in)
1,475 mm (58.1 in)
1,745 mm (68.7 in)
3,395 mm (134 in)
1,475 mm (58 in)
1,765–1,910 mm (69–75 in)
BE FORWARD PRICE $900 - $16,000 $1,500 - $32,820
Exterior and Interior Comparison
It is designed to be an economical, practical, reliable, and tough vehicle that can be used commercially and for transporting goods. Though it lacks some luxury features it is still known for its loading capacity and comfortability and at a very affordable price
It offers a loading platform of 1940 millimeters in length and 1410 millimeters in width while the body is painted with anti-corrosive wax that avoids it from getting rust. It is also equipped with some safety features like keyless entry, power windows, power steering, anti-lock brake, and air conditioning.
The Suzuki Carry is a Japanese mini truck called Kei truck that was produced and manufactured by Japanese automaker Suzuki. It is slim and has a compact body design that is easy to maneuver into a small or congested road.
The improved design gives the loading area easier access with pallets and prevents slipping when accessing the loading compartment and the driver’s cabin. The body has also been strengthened and consists of galvanized sheet metal to prevent rust.
The Carry also features a standard driver and passenger airbags, halogen headlights, multi-reflector type, AM / FM radio, 2 front speakers, electric windows, textile seat covers, keyless entry, door pocket in driver and front passenger, exterior mirrors, power steering, anti-lock braking system, automatic air conditioning and front seatbelts with tensioner.
Engine and Fuel Consumption
The Honda Acty maintains its midship layout where the engine is behind the cabin under the bed of the truck and equipped with 656cc E07Z SOHC three cylinders, a twelve-valve engine with a power of 45 PS (33 kW; 44 hp), a torque of 59 Nm (43.52 lb-ft), and with a load capacity of 350kg (772lbs). It has a two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive feature with chassis codes HA8 for 2WD and HA9 for 4WD.
The Suzuki Carry has a front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive/four-wheel-drive layout with a 658cc R06A DOHC three cylinders petrol engine with variable valve control and power output of 37 kW (50 hp) at 5700 rpm. It offers a 5-speed manual and 3-speed automatic transmission with a fuel consumption of 18.60 km/L. In 2019, a much larger engine was used, a 1.5L (1,462cc) K15B-C inline-4 petrol engine with a power output of 71 kW (95 hp; 97 PS), a torque of 135 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm, and a 5-speed manual transmission. Also offers a much larger cargo space of 940 kg.
The Honda Acty and Suzuki Carry are known not just in Japanese markets but also internationally because of their good quality, flawless design, versatility, and functionality that fit for tough and hard work. Though both have small dimensions it is one of the features that made it more popular to the market as well as the undisputed superior maneuverability it offers. But if you want a more high-tech vehicle, some luxury features and a budget-friendly price, Suzuki Carry is for you. It offers a wide variety of models and variants that can suit your taste which can be used commercially, personally, or even for family. It also offers big cargo space and comfortable interior features that make the trip more pleasant either in leisure or doing business.
Written by: WTN Esther Abranilla