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Model
Variant
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Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
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2015. - 2017.
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2017. -
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Outlines

3995 mm
1694 mm
1525 mm
354 liters
1314 liters
40 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
3840 mm
1735 mm
1480 mm
265 liters
579 liters
37 liters
2015 Honda Jazz
2017 Suzuki Swift

Engine

Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1318 cc
102 hp
123 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Suzuki
1.2 K12C
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1242 cc
90 hp
120 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1138 kg
11.2 s
190 km/h
6.1 l/100km
4.3 l/100km
5.0 l/100km
116 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
915 kg
11.9 s
180 km/h
5.4 l/100km
3.7 l/100km
4.3 l/100km
98 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

cvt - gears
1164 kg
12.0 s
182 km/h
5.3 l/100km
4.1 l/100km
4.6 l/100km
106 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
cvt - gears
900 kg
11.0 s
175 km/h
5.6 l/100km
4.0 l/100km
4.6 l/100km
110 g/km

Expenses

7900 EUR
Price from
10500 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the city car segment and utilize the same 5-door hatchback body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Honda-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 102hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 90hp engine designed by Suzuki.

Safety

A starting point here would be to take a look at the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests which were performed on both of the cars, with the Honda being a slightly better choice apparently. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the city car segment, which is generally not a very good thing safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. Furthermore, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, Jazz offers a considerable difference of 24% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, when all the models are taken into account. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Honda with an average rating of 4.7, and models under the Suzuki badge with 4.5 out of 5. The same official information place Jazz as average reliability-wise, and Swift is more or less at the same level.Above it all, drivers of cars with the same engine as Jazz rank it on average as 5.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.9 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Honda is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.7 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 190 kilometers per hour, 10km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be Swift, averaging around 4.3 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (66 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 16% difference compared to Jazz.


Verdict

Honda appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, Jazz beats the other contender by far, making it the best choice without even considering other things. It all continues in the same direction, with Honda offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... It's really tough to make a final decision here, but if I'd need to, I'd say Honda. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. Also, you could use the oportunity to find out which car, everything taken into account, would be the perfect choice for you in the eyes of the virtual adviser, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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