Affordable hatchbacks: Kia Picanto vs. Suzuki Celerio

Affordable hatchbacks: Kia Picanto vs. Suzuki Celerio

As affordable hatchbacks go, the Kia Picanto or Suzuki Celerio are definitely two of the quality options one can go for — especially for car browsers looking for their first ride. 

The Kia Picanto might seem small but it boasts ample space to go with modern design.  Forty-four percent of its body uses Advanced High-Strength Steel (AHSS), entailing hot-stamping of parts and resulting in rigidity in key stress areas. It also positively impacts dynamic performance, cabin protection, and average body tensile strength.

Meanwhile, the Suzuki Celerio is positioned as a practical city vehicle that boasts interior comfort and ample luggage and cabin space. It also has a low-to-ground tailgate that provides convenient unloading and loading of cargo.

The vehicle also gives increased visibility, a high seating position, a fuel-efficient engine, as well as active and passive safety features  to promote a hassle-free driving experience around town.

We choose two variants of the models to compare below: the Kia Picanto 1.2 EX AT and Suzuki Celerio 1.0L CVT.

SPECIFICATIONS

Kia Picanto 1.2 EX AT

Suzuki Celerio 1.0L CVT

Vehicle type

Hatchback

Hatchback

Overall length (mm)

3,595

3,600

Overall width (mm)

1,595

1,600

Overall height (mm)

1,495

1,540

Wheelbase (mm)

2,400

2,425

Minimum ground clearance (mm)

151

145

Displacement (cc)

998

998

Minimum turning radius (m)

4.7

4.7

Engine type

1.2L Inline-4 Cylinder Petrol, Multi Point Injection

K10B

Transmission type

Four-speed automatic transmission

Continuously variable transmission (CVT)

Maximum output (hp)

83

67

Maximum torque (Nm)

122

122

Steering type

Motor Driven Power Steering

Rack and Pinion with Electric Power Steering

Brakes

(Front) Disc

(Rear) Drum

(Front) Ventilated Disc



(Rear) Leading and Trailing Drum

Suspension

(Front) McPherson Strut with Stabilizer

(Rear) Coupled Torsion Beam Axle

(Front) McPherson Strut with Coil Spring



(Rear) Torsion Beam with Coil Spring

Wheels

14-inch Alloy

14-inch Alloy

Tires

175/65 R14

165/65 R14

Seating Capacity 

5

5

Luggage Capacity (liters)

255

254

Fuel Tank Capacity (liters)

35

35

Power Windows

With

With (Front and Rear)

Power Door Locks

With

With

Antenna

Pole Type

Front Roof Mounted

Tachometer

With

With

Audio System

7-inch Multimedia Touchscreen

7-inch Touchscreen; AM/FM Radio, MP3 with USB and Aux-in ports


Speakers

4 + 2 Tweeters



4

Airbags

(Front) Driver and Passenger 

Dual

Seatbelts

Front: 3 Point x 2 with pretensioner

3-point ELR x 4 + Center Lapbelt on Rear Seats with Pretensioner, Force Limiter, and Height Adjuster

Defogger

With (Rear Window)

With

Keyless Entry System

With (Remote)

With (Remote)

Child Proof Door Locks

With (Rear)

With (Rear)

Anti-lock braking system

With

With

Available colors

Clear White, Titanium Silver, Pop Orange, Lime Light, Alice Blue, Honey Bee

Pearl Pure White, Metallic Star Silver 4, Metallic Mineral Gray 2, Speedy Blue Metallic, Pearl Ablaze Red 3, Pearl Super Black 2

Price

P745,000

P628,000

 

Photos from Kia Philippines and Suzuki Philippines

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KIA Picanto vs Suzuki Celerio 2022 Comparison

KIA Picanto
  • ₱590,000 - 700,000
Suzuki Celerio 2022
  • ₱708,000 - 754,000
Picanto vs Celerio 2022

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