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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
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2005. - 2008.
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2005. - 2010.
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Volumes

3719 mm
1660 mm
1540 mm
251 liters
584 liters
46 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
3695 mm
1690 mm
1500 mm
213 liters
213 liters
45 liters

Engine

Renault / Nissan
1.5 dCi K9K 700
Diesel
4 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1461 cc
67 hp
160 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Diesel
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1248 cc
70 hp
180 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
991 kg
15.9 s
155 km/h
5.6 l/100km
4.0 l/100km
4.6 l/100km
122 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1040 kg
14.2 s
165 km/h
5.7 l/100km
4.1 l/100km
4.7 l/100km
124 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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Vehicle weight
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Top speed
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Cons. (highway)
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CO2 emissions
 
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Expenses

2200 EUR
Price from
3450 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 diesel engine choice they offer. The first one has a Renault-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 8-valves 67hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 70hp engine designed by FIAT.

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 same number of safety stars gained in the process. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. 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. On the other hand, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, Swift offers a marginal difference of 5% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Suzuki does have a slight advantage, when all the models are taken into account. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of Nissan with an average rating of 4.2, and models under the Suzuki badge with 4.5 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Micra 32% above average, and Swift 18% below the first one. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as Micra rank it on average as 4.3 out of 5, exactly the same as the other one.

Performance & Fuel economy

Suzuki is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.7 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 165 kilometers per hour, 10km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 4.7 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (61 mpg), in combined cycle.

Verdict

Suzuki 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, Swift offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Suzuki being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. 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 Suzuki. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. In case you have two minutes to spare I invite you to define your needs, desires and budget and see which car would be chosen by the virtual adviser, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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