Suzuki Swift vs Mazda 2 Comparison

Are you choosing between Suzuki Swift vs Mazda 2? Suzuki Swift and Mazda 2 are two great vehicles in that category. Let me take you on a tour reviewing Suzuki Swift vs Mazda 2 by taking a look at styling, the power train, and interior features. Hope in this review you will be able to understand and make your decision on which of the two will be suitable for you but Suzuki and Mazda are known as trustworthy brands and famous. Right here is a comparison of the real difference between Suzuki Swift and Mazda 2.


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

 Suzuki Swift

Mazda 2

Capacity/Doors5 seats/ 5 doors

5 seats/ 5 doors

Torque115 Nm @ 4000 rpm98 NM – 149 NM @ 4000 rpm
Top Speed180 km/h180 km/h
0-100 km/h7.8 sec - 10.4 sec8.7 sec – 10 sec
Max Power100 kW @ 6900 rpm82 kW @ 6000 rpm
Engine1.0 L – 1.6 L1.3 L – 1.6 L
Fuel Tank Capacity42 Litres

35 Litres – 45 Litres
Key Features3 Point ELR Seatbelts, ABS,

Cruise Control, Electronic

Stability Program, SRS

Airbags
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Rear

Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Smart

City Brake Support - Forward

(SCBS-F), Lane Departure Warning

(LDW) with Lane-keep Assist

System (LAS)
Fuel Consumption20.0 km/L - 23.0 km/L14.7 Km/L - 29.4 Km/L

Length x Width x Height3.87×1.71×1.50 m4.06×1.69×1.52 m
BE FORWARD PRICEUSD 1,020 – 27,620USD 12,780 – USD 20,270

Interior & Exterior Comparison

Suzuki Swift

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The production of Suzuki Swift started from 2004 to 2010. Therefore there are 3 generations of Suzuki Swift that have been in production since 2004. From 2004 – 2010 the 1st generation was produced, from 2010 – 2017 the 2nd generation was produced, and the 3rd generation started from 2017 to the present.

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All the years the Suzuki Swift has seen more safety improvements and it’s now one of the most fitted vehicles you can purchase. Its competitors are the Nissan March, Subaru Trezia, Mazda Verisa, Mini Cooper, and Toyota Vitz. It has an uncountable interior that is similar to the small car of its size and it can seat 5 adults.

(a) Cabin Storage

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The interior feels honestly spacious for a car of the same size thanks to the spacious cabin. In the 1st row, the space is adequate and can accommodate tall people. In the 2nd row, the space is good for medium-sized people but tall passengers will find it less and can’t be comfortable for a long trip.

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Mazda 2 cabin has numerous storage compartments used for storing items such as goggles, beverages, handbags, smartphones, etc. In the 1st row, there are 2 cup holders, door panel storage, 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 Suzuki Swift is a small car and the cargo space is lesser and can probably carry average-sized luggage with space to spare. When more space is required the 2nd row seats can be folded in a split arrangement.

Mazda 2

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The Mazda2 is a small car and B segment produced and sold globally by Mazda since 2002, currently in its 3rd generation. Also, the Mazda2 has been known as the Mazda Demio in the Japanese market until 2019 while its direct forerunner was exported as the Mazda 121.

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In North America, the 3rd generation model was sold as the Scion iA and Toyota Yaris, Yaris R, and Yaris iA.

(a) Cabin Storage

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The Mazda 2 is comparatively spacious and similar to the Toyota Vitz in size. In the first row, the space is adorable for people of average height but a tall driver will find the space a bit tight. In the second row, the space is ideal and practical for short urban commutes but tall passengers cannot sit comfortably on long roadtrips.

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Mazda 2 has several storage booths in the cabin that are useful for storing items such as beverages, smartphones, and documents. In the first row, there are 2 cupholders at the center console, door panel storage, and a center tray under the dashboard. For the second row, the storage is on the door pockets only.

(b) Cargo Space

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For a car of the same size don’t expect to get a large cargo space, but the Mazda 2 has somehow a spacious cargo space that is big and can carry sizable luggage. When more space is needed, the back seats can be folded flat.

Engine, Performance & Fuel Consumption

Suzuki Swift

(a) Engine & Performance

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With 2 engine options found on Suzuki Swift, a DOHC 1.2L VVT engine and a DOHC 1.6L VVT engine. These are coupled to a 4-Speed automatic transmission, a 5-Speed manual transmission, a 6-Speed manual transmission, or a CVT, and available in both 2WD and 4WD.

(b) Fuel Consumption

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

Mazda 2

(a) Engine & Performance

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The Mazda 2 is powered by 4 engine options and is available in gasoline, diesel, and hybrid engine. The gasoline engine is 1.3L Skyactiv-G P3-VPS I4 and a 1.5L Skyactiv-G F-P5 I4 while the diesel engine is 1.5L Skyactiv-D S5-DPTS I4-TD and the Hybrid engine is 1.5L Skyactiv-Hybrid F-P5 + Mazda M Hybrid I4. The Hybrid engine electric motor is a Belt-driven integrated starter generator (ISG) that is mated with a 5-speed Skyactiv-MT manual, 6-speed Skyactiv-MT manual, or 6-speed Skyactiv-Drive automatic.

(b) Fuel Consumption

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The Mazda 2 offers greater fuel consumption with figures being 29.4 Km/L for Mazda 2 1.5L SkyActiv-D and 14.7 Km/L for Mazda 2 1.4L 16V and Mazda 2 1.6L I 16V.

Final Verdict

Both Suzuki Swift and Mazda 2 look similar in size but the difference is from engine capacity, fuel tank capacity for the Mazda 2 depending on the model and fuel efficiency. If you are looking for fuel efficiency and good interior design, go for the Mazda 2 which offers great fuel economy between 14.7km/L to 29.4Km/l. If you want a more powerful engine, choose the Mazda 2 powered by a 1.6L diesel engine. Both Suzuki Swift and Mazda 2 feel a bit faster when driving, nonetheless. Need one of them? Please visit BE FORWARD.

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Written by: Josephat Lukaza

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