Compact SUV combat: Suzuki Jimny vs. Toyota Raize

Compact SUV combat: Suzuki Jimny vs. Toyota Raize

The compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment has seen a surge in popularity, with buyers looking for practicality, versatility, and style. Two prominent contenders in this segment are the Suzuki Jimny and the Toyota Raize. Both vehicles offer unique features and strengths that appeal to different types of drivers.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Which vehicle is better for off-road adventures, the Suzuki Jimny or Toyota Raize?

    The Suzuki Jimny is known for its exceptional off-road capabilities, thanks to its robust build, high ground clearance, and advanced 4WD system. It is specifically designed to tackle challenging terrains. While the Toyota Raize offers decent performance, it is more suitable for city driving and occasional light off-roading.
  • Are the Suzuki Jimny and Toyota Raize priced similarly?

    The pricing of the Suzuki Jimny and Toyota Raize vary. The Jimny, being a more specialized and iconic SUV, tends to have a higher starting price of P1.258 million compared to the Raize's starting price of only P751,000.
  • Let’s further compare the two compact SUV models  that have been making waves in the Philippines.

    Exterior

    When it comes to design, the Jimny and the Raize have distinct personalities that cater to different tastes. The Jimny exudes a classic and boxy charm that pays homage to its rugged off-road heritage, while the Raize boasts a sleek and modern design with flowing lines and a sporty stance. Whether you prefer the timeless appeal of the Jimny or the contemporary allure of the Raize, both these compact SUV models are sure to turn heads on the roads.

    In terms of dimensions, the Jimny measures in at a compact size, making it perfect for maneuvering through tight city streets and adventurous off-road trails. It has a length of 3,650 millimeters (mm), a width of 1,645 mm, and a height of 1,725 mm.

    Suzuki Jimny

    On the other hand, the Raize offers a slightly larger footprint, providing a bit more space for passengers and cargo. It measures 4,030 mm long, 1,710 mm wide, and 1,605 mm tall.

    Toyota Raize

    Both the Jimny and Raize come packed with exterior features that enhance their functionality and visual appeal. The Jimny is equipped with LED projector headlamps with lamp washer, front fog lamps, drip rail, and 15-inch alloy wheels.

    Meanwhile, the Raize comes with split-type LED headlamps, daytime running lights, front fog lamps, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

    Since the Jimny features a unique and head-turning style, we give this round to the Suzuki contender.

    Interior

    The Jimny’s interior puts functionality at the forefront. Its durable materials and straightforward layout give it a rugged and purposeful vibe.

    On the other hand, the Raize offers a more refined and modern cabin design with higher-quality materials and a focus on comfort and convenience. Both SUVs have their own unique charm.

    While the Jimny may be compact in size, it surprises with its ability to comfortably seat four passengers on its supportive and well-cushioned seats.

    Suzuki Jimny

    The Raize, on the other hand, offers a bit more room with seating for five passengers.

    When it comes to interior features and technologies, both the Jimny and Raize offer a range of options to enhance your driving experience.

    The Jimny is equipped with a nine-inch multimedia touchscreen display with a clinometer, an offline navigation system, and Mirrorlink connectivity for Android. It also comes with an automatic air-conditioning system, cup holder, USB port, 12-volt accessory socket, and 830-liter luggage compartment.

    A nine-inch infotainment display is also standard on the top-of-the-line variant of the Raize, however, it can be connected to a wider range of devices as it is compatible with Apple Carplay and Android Auto. It also comes with an automatic air-conditioning system, cup and bottle holder, USB ports, 12-volt accessory outlet, and a push start system.

    Toyota Raize

    Since it can comfortably seat more passengers and comes with more advanced interior features, the Raize wins this round. 

    Engine

    Under the hood, the Jimny packs a punch with its 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers up to 100 horsepower (hp) and 130 Newton-meters (Nm) of torque.

    Suzuki Jimny from Suzuki PH 1

    The Raize, on the other hand, offers a choice between a 1.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that produces 96 hp and 140 Nm of torque, and a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated engine that churns out 86 hp and 113 Nm of torque.

    Toyota Raize profile

    While the Jimny may not be the fastest off the line, its nimble handling and compact size make it easy to maneuver through tight spaces. The Raize, with its turbocharged engine option, offers quicker acceleration and a slightly higher top speed.

    For this round, we are going to focus on which vehicle can deliver a more reliable performance in any condition, so we give this to the Jimny.

    Safety

    When it comes to safety, both the Jimny and the Raize have a lot to offer. In terms of active safety features, both vehicles come equipped with modern systems such as anti-lock braking system and electronic stability control. These features help keep you in control and prevent accidents in various driving conditions.

    Suzuki Jimny

    In the passive safety department, both vehicles come with a robust construction and dual front airbags to protect occupants in the event of a collision.

    Both vehicles also come with reverse cameras and rear sensors to make parking easier.

    Toyota Raize Backup Camera

    Since the Jimny and Raize both provide a decent amount of safety features, we give this round a tie.

    Verdict

    With its striking and sporty exterior and dynamic performance, the Jimny wins this comparo. The Jimny is designed for adventure seekers who love off-roading and desire a vehicle with iconic styling, excellent off-road capabilities, and a reputation for reliability. It may come with a higher price tag of P1.258 million to P1.33 million, but it offers a unique experience that few other vehicles in its class can match.

    On the other hand, if you are looking for a more affordable option that still provides decent performance and meets your daily driving needs, the Raize is worth considering. Priced from just P751,000 to P1.063 million, the Raize offers good value for money and a compact size that is suitable for city driving.

    Ultimately, the choice between the Jimny and Raize depends on your priorities, budget, and intended usage. Both vehicles have their own appeal, and it is up to you to decide which one suits your lifestyle and preferences.

    Photos from Suzuki Philippines, Toyota Motor Philippines, and Kent Flores

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