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Suzuki asks: Hatchback or sedan?

Suzuki asks: Hatchback or sedan?

Since the launch of the new-generation Suzuki Swift Dzire in mid-2018, it has taken its place as one of the exceptional compact sedans of the auto brand.

As for the fourth generation of the Swift,  some changes made include new exterior paint colors and updated design cues. Its cabin also features a host of upgrades to guarantee the convenience, comfort, and safety of its occupants. 

The Swift and the Swift Dzire share the HEARTECT platform, where a new and continuous frame enhances underbody stiffness. This essentially contributes to reduced fuel consumption, crash safety, and improvement in the basic performance of the two vehicles. The smooth curving and rigid form of the frame efficiently disperse energy produced in the event of a collision.

The Suzuki Swift takes pride in “uplifting” design, performance, luggage and cabin space, convenience, and safety. 

Meanwhile, the Suzuki Swift Dzire boasts of its pedestrian injury-mitigating body, improved interior comfort and connectivity, smart packaging, sufficient boot space, and impressive aerodynamics based on computer-aided engineering (CAE).

One is a hatchback, while the other is a sedan. But aside from the differences in the vehicle type, dimensions, colors, and the price, how else do these two Suzuki vehicles measure up against each other? Which do you prefer?

Let’s out the similarities and differences, particularly between the Suzuki Swift GL 1.2L CVT and the Suzuki Swift Dzire GL+ 1.2L Auto Gear Shift (AGS) variants below:

SPECIFICATIONS

Suzuki Swift GL 1.2L CVT

Suzuki Swift Dzire GL+ 1.2L Auto Gear Shift (AGS)

Vehicle Type

Hatchback

Sedan

Length (mm)

3,840

3,995

Width (mm)

1,735

1,735

Height (mm)

1,495

1,515

Wheelbase (mm)

2,450

2,450

Minimum turning radius (m)

4.8

4.8

Minimum ground clearance (mm)

120

145 

Engine type

K12M

k12M

Transmission

Continuously variable transmission (CVT)

5-speed AGS (Auto Gear Shift)

Maximum power (hp)

82

82

Maximum torque (Nm)

113

113

Steering

Power Steering

Rack & Pinion w/ Power Assist

Brakes

(Front) Ventilated Disc

 

(Rear) Drum, Leading & Trailing

(Front) Ventilated Disc

 

(Rear) Drum, Leading & Trailing

Suspension

(Front) MacPherson Strut w/ Coil Spring

 

(Rear) Torsion Beam w/ Coil Spring

(Front) MacPherson Strut w/ Coil Spring

 

(Rear) Torsion Beam w/ Coil Spring

Tires

185/55/R16

185/65 R15

Wheels

16-inch Alloy

Alloy

Headlamps

Halogen Multi-reflector

With

Position lamps

LED (with DRL)

With

Fog lamps

With

With

Wipers

(Front)- 2-speeds low, high + intermittent + washer

 

(Rear)- 1-speed + Intermittent + Washer

 

With

Outside door handles

Body-colored

With

Bumpers (front and rear)

Body-colored

With

Seating capacity

5

5

Front grille

Black

(Colored) Without

(Chrome) With

 

Air conditioning system

With

With

Audio

7-inch Multimedia Touchscreen with connectivity bluetooth, USB, AUX input, and audio offline navigation

(7-inch multimedia audio) With

(MP3/WMA Compatible CD Player) Without

(1DIN Audio AM/FM) Without

(Navigation system) With

(Bluetooth) With

(USB) With

(AUX Input) With

Speakers

With (front and rear) 

(Front speakers) With

(Rear speakers) With

SRS Dual Front Airbags

With

With

Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

With

With Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) Function

Engine Immobilizer

With

With

Central locking

With

With (door locking switch on driver’s side)

Available Colors

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

Premium Oxford Blue, Premium Arctic White, Metallic Magma Gray, Pearl Midnight Black, Premium Sherwood Brown, 

Price

P819,000

P698,000

 

Photo from Suzuki Philippines

Suzuki Swift vs Suzuki Dzire Comparison

Suzuki Swift
  • ₱775,000 - ₱869,000
Suzuki Dzire
  • ₱549,900 - ₱708,000
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