Suzuki Swift vs Kia Picanto Comparison

Suzuki and KIA are known as trustworthy automotive brands. But Kia is not more famous as much but it is superb. Their models include Suzuki Swift and Kia Picanto and we are going to review them today. Both serve as small cars that fit well to people looking for a fuel efficient vehicle. From interior and exterior to closing which one you should look for, we are going to make a fair comparison. The Suzuki Swift vs Kia Picanto is right here to make you comprehend the real difference between these cars.


(*Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricings as of October 2021.)

 Suzuki SwiftKia Picanto
Capacity/Doors

5 seats / 5 doors

5 seats / 5 doors
Torque115 Nm @ 4000 rpm94.14 – 119.64 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Top Speed180 km/h180 km/h
0-100 km/h7.8 sec - 10.4 sec14.4 sec – 16.4 sec
Max Power(134 bhp - 100 kw) @ 6900 rpm(69 PS - 87 kW)@ 6000 rpm
Engine1.0L – 1.6L1.0L – 1.5L
Fuel Tank Capacity42 Litres35 Litres
Key Features3 Point ELR Seatbelts, ABS,

Cruise Control, Electronic

Stability Program, SRS Airbags

Stability control, 6 airbags, a

reversing camera and rear

parking sensors, auto-on

headlights, daytime running

lights
GearboxCVT5 speed Manual

4 Speed CVT
Fuel Consumption20.0 km/L - 23.0 km/L17.2 km/L – 25.6 km/L
Length x Width x Height3.87×1.71×1.50 m

3.59×1.59×1.48 m
BE FORWARD PRICEUSD 760 – 25,780USD 2,004 – 6,900

Interior & Exterior Comparison

Suzuki Swift

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The Suzuki Swift has been in production for 3 generations since 2004. The production started from 2004 to 2010 for the 1st generation, from 2010 to 2017 for the 2nd generation, and from 2017 to the present for the 3rd generation.

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The Suzuki Swift has been feeling more safe enhancements all the years and it’s now one of the most fitted out hatchbacks you can buy. Its rivals are the Subaru Trezia, Toyota Vitz, Nissan March, Mazda Verisa, and Mini Cooper. It has a countless interior that is at odds with the best small car of its size and it can comfortably seat 5 adults.

(a) Cabin Storage

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The cabin feels honestly roomy for a car of the same size thanks to the tall roof. In the 1st row, the leg space is sufficient and can carry tall people. In the 2nd row, the leg space is ok for medium-sized people but tall people will find it small and can’t sit comfortably for a long journey.

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Numerous storage slots in the cabin are used for storing items such as beverages, goggles, handbags, smartphones, etc. In the 1st row, there are door panel storage, 2 cup holders, and a storage compartment below the dashboard. The door pockets are only found in the 2nd row.

(b) Cargo Space

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The cargo space is lesser and can probably accommodate average-sized luggage with space to spare. The 2nd-row seats can be folded in a split setup when more space is required.

Kia Picanto

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The Kia Picanto is somehow large and similar to the Toyota Vitz in size. In the first row, the cabin is fit for people of normal height and offers more legroom for both driver and passenger. In the second row, the seats offer a usual seating position. In the second row, the legroom is good and the seats have headrests and can be folded down to increase cargo space.

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On the exterior, the Kia Picanto looks taller than the Suzuki Swift and Toyota Vitz. Its appearance is good and it is eye-catching. Seems most people love it that way while others don’t but it’s a matter of choice. If it has sports rims it will look good as different from the steel rims that look rather cheap.

(a) Cabin Storage

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There are sufficient storage booths for items such as bottles, smartphones, handbags, goggles, etc. For the 1st row, there is a shelf below the dashboard, a glovebox, and door panel storage. For the 2nd row, the seat jacket pockets are the only storage found.

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(b) Cargo Space

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For a car of the same size as Picanto, do not expect to get large cargo space. The cargo space for the Kia Picanto is simply overwhelming. The cargo space is quite sizable while the back seats are folded down. You will love it.

Engine, Performance & Fuel Consumption

Suzuki Swift

(a) Engine & Performance

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Suzuki Swift comes with 2 engine options: a DOHC VVT 1.2L engine and a 1.6L DOHC VVT engine. These are mated to a 4-Speed automatic transmission, a 5-Speed manual transmission, a 6-Speed manual transmission, or a CVT, and available in both 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive.

(b) Fuel Consumption

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Fuel consumption for Suzuki Swift powered by 1.2L 2WD is approximately 23.0 km/L while the Swift equipped to 1.2L 4WD fuel consumption is around 20.0 km/l.

Kia Picanto

(a) Engine & Performance

The Kia Picanto is powered by 3 engine options available with the Picanto, The Kappa II MPI I3 1.0L petrol engine, the Smartstream G1.2 MPI I4 1.2L petrol engine, and 1.25L Kappa II MPI I4 petrol engine. Also, there are models powered by petrol/ethanol and petrol/LPG engines. These are mated to either a 5-Speed Manual or a 4-Speed automatic transmission.

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The Kia Picanto has a top speed of 180kph and a quick gain in acceleration from 0-100kph in 14.4 sec and mated with 1.25L engine while the Kia Picanto for 1.0L gains 14.3 secs.

(b) Fuel Consumption

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The Picanto’s fuel consumption is approximately from 17.2 Km/L to 25.6 km/L.

Final Verdict

From the discussion about Suzuki Swift vs Kia Picanto, it is perfect that both vehicles have almost the same features and specifications. However, the Kia Picanto will stay ahead because of its fuel efficiency and more stylish interior and exterior.

Need to buy a high-quality Kia Picanto or Suzuki Swift from Japan? The decision is yours. Please visit our store BE FORWARD to purchase your dream car.

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Written by: Josephat Lukaza

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