Kia Picanto 2015 vs Suzuki Alto 2009

Kia Picanto
2015 - 2017
Suzuki Alto
2009 - 2014
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 1.2 Petrol1.0 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain


Power: 85 HP68 HP
Torque: 120 NM90 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 13.7 seconds17 seconds
Kia Picanto is more dynamic to drive.
Kia Picanto engine produces 17 HP more power than Suzuki Alto, whereas torque is 30 NM more than Suzuki Alto. Thanks to more power Kia Picanto reaches 100 km/h speed 3.3 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.65.2
Real fuel consumption: 6.9 l/100km6.5 l/100km
The Suzuki Alto is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Kia Picanto consumes 0.4 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Suzuki Alto, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Kia Picanto could require 60 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Kia Picanto consumes 0.4 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Suzuki Alto.
Fuel tank capacity: 35 litres35 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 620 km in combined cycle670 km in combined cycle
500 km with real consumption530 km with real consumption
Suzuki Alto gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Average engine lifespan: 390'000 km350'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used, but under equal conditions the average life of a Kia Picanto engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 16 years12 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 3 other car models, including Kia RIO, Hyundai i20, Hyundai i10Installed on at least 2 other car models, including Opel Agila, Suzuki Splash
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Kia Picanto might be a better choice in this respect.
Hydraulic tappets: yesno
The Kia Picanto engine has hydraulic tappets (lifters), providing quieter operation and no need for periodic adjustment, but they are more complex in design and can cause serious engine damage in case of failure.


Length: 3.60 m3.50 m
Width: 1.60 m1.60 m
Height: 1.48 m1.47 m
Kia Picanto is 10 cm longer than the Suzuki Alto, width is practically the same , while the height of Kia Picanto is 1 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 200 litres129 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
870 litres774 litres
Kia Picanto has more luggage capacity.
Kia Picanto has 71 litres more trunk space than the Suzuki Alto. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Kia Picanto (by 96 litres).
Turning diameter: 9.6 meters9 meters
The turning circle of the Kia Picanto is 0.6 metres more than that of the Suzuki Alto, which means Kia Picanto can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): no data1`250
Safety: no data
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Average price (€): no data2800
Pros and Cons: Kia Picanto has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • roomier boot
Suzuki Alto has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • better manoeuvrability
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