Opel Adam 2013 vs Suzuki Swift 2010

Opel Adam
2013 - 2014
Suzuki Swift
2010 - 2013
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.2 Petrol1.2 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain


Power: 70 HP94 HP
Torque: 115 NM118 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 14.9 seconds12.3 seconds
Suzuki Swift is a more dynamic driving.
Opel Adam engine produces 24 HP less power than Suzuki Swift, whereas torque is 3 NM less than Suzuki Swift. Due to the lower power, Opel Adam reaches 100 km/h speed 2.6 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.05.0
Fuel tank capacity: 38 litres42 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 760 km in combined cycle840 km in combined cycle
900 km on highway950 km on highway
590 km with real consumption670 km with real consumption
Suzuki Swift gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Average engine lifespan: 330'000 km350'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used.
Engine production duration: 5 years12 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 2 other car models, including Opel Corsa, Chevrolet AveoInstalled on at least 2 other car models, including Suzuki Baleno, Suzuki Ignis
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Suzuki Swift might be a better choice in this respect.
Hydraulic tappets: yesno
The Opel Adam 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: 3.70 m3.85 m
Width: 1.72 m1.70 m
Height: 1.48 m1.51 m
Opel Adam is 15 cm shorter than the Suzuki Swift, 3 cm wider, while the height of Opel Adam is 3 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 170 litres204 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
663 litresno data
Suzuki Swift has more luggage space.
Opel Adam has 34 litres less trunk space than the Suzuki Swift.
Turning diameter: 9.8 meters9.6 meters
The turning circle of the Opel Adam is 0.2 metres more than that of the Suzuki Swift.
Power steering: Electric power steeringHydraulic power steering
Electric power steering is simpler, quieter, more fuel-efficient, more configurable and provides additional features such as auto-steering for lane assist and parking. The disadvantages of electric power steering are possible overheating under prolonged load conditions and insufficient feedback (feeling) during steering.
Gross weight (kg): 1`4551`480
Suzuki Swift scores higher in safety tests. The Opel Adam scores higher in active safety technologies (stability control, lane assist, automatic braking, etc.) tests.

Opel Adam has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Suzuki Swift has serious deffects in 40 percent more cases than Opel Adam, so Opel Adam quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 6800no data
Pros and Cons: Opel Adam has
  • electric power steering
  • better safety assist technologies
  • fewer faults
Suzuki Swift has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • roomier boot
  • hydraulic power steering
  • higher safety
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