Suzuki Swift vs. the competition

Suzuki Swift vs. the competition

The Suzuki Swift has emerged as one of the most popular hatchbacks in the Philippines, known for its sporty design, fuel efficiency, and affordable pricing. As a mainstay in the local automotive market, the Swift has gained a loyal following for its compact size, agile handling, and practicality.


  • What are the main competitors of the Suzuki Swift?

    The main competitors of the Suzuki Swift are the Toyota Wigo, Honda Brio, and Mitsubishi Mirage.
  • How much is the Swift?

    The Swift is priced at P989,000.
  • Boasting a sleek and modern design, the Swift is sure to turn heads on the road. It is also designed with a surprisingly spacious and ergonomic cabin.

    Suzuki Swift

    Under the hood of the Swift is a 1.2-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that churns out up to 81 horsepower (hp) and 113 Newton-meters (Nm) of torque. It is mated to a continuously variable transmission.

    The Swift is priced at P989,000.

    Since the hatchback segment is filled with a range of options, the Swift still faces tough competition despite its impressive features. Let us take a look at the Swift's main competitors and see how it can match up against them.

    Toyota Wigo

    The Toyota Wigo is a well-established contender in the local hatchback market. It offers a spacious interior, comfortable ride quality, and impressive safety features. With its reputation for reliability, the Wigo poses a significant challenge to the Swift.

    Featuring a compact design, the Wigo is ideal for navigating through tight streets and squeezing into small parking spaces. It is a breeze to maneuver, making city driving a stress-free experience.

    Toyota Wigo

    Power comes from a 1.0-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine that produces 66 hp and 89 Nm of torque. The Wigo comes in five speed-manual and continuously variable transmission (CVT) variants.

    When it comes to pricing, the Wigo has a lower price tag compared to the Swift. It retails for P609,000 to P729,000.

    Honda Brio

    The Honda Brio, another formidable competitor to the Swift, is known for its practicality, versatility, and spacious interior.

    While the Swift emphasizes a sportier and more youthful design, the Brio focuses on functionality and practicality.

    Honda Brio by Fort Manahan

    The Brio is powered by a 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 65 hp and 100 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to either a five-speed manual transmission or a CVT, depending on the variant.

    In terms of pricing, the Brio is cheaper than the Swift as its price ranges from only P735,000-P863,000.

    Mitsubishi Mirage

    The Mitsubishi Mirage is another fierce competitor in the hatchback segment. With its reliable performance and fuel efficiency, the Mirage has gained popularity among car buyers.

    Offers a spacious and comfortable interior, the Mirage is an ideal choice for those looking for practicality without compromising on style.

    Mitsubishi Mirage HB

    A 1.2-liter MIVEC engine powers the Mirage. It churns out up to 76 hp and 100 Nm of torque, and is mated to either a five-speed manual gearbox or CVT, depending on the variant.

    The Mirage is another cheaper alternative to the Swift as it is priced at only P711,000-P772,000.


    Choosing between the Suzuki Swift and its competitors will depend on personal preferences, budget, and desired driving experience. Each car has its own strengths and appeals to different types of drivers. Whether you are prioritizing fuel efficiency, design, affordability, or premium features, the diverse range of options ensures that there is a hatchback suited for everyone.

    Photos from Suzuki Philippines, Toyota Motor Philippines, Ruben Manahan IV, and Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation

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