Suzuki Alto 2009 vs Hyundai i10 2013

Suzuki Alto
2009 - 2014
Hyundai i10
2013 - 2017
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.0 Petrol1.0 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain


Power: 68 HP66 HP
Torque: 90 NM94 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 14 seconds15.1 seconds
Suzuki Alto is more dynamic to drive.
Suzuki Alto engine produces 2 HP more power than Hyundai i10, but torque is 4 NM less than Hyundai i10. Thanks to more power Suzuki Alto reaches 100 km/h speed 1.1 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 4.44.3
Real fuel consumption: 5.4 l/100km5.7 l/100km
The Suzuki Alto is a better choice in terms of fuel economy based on user-reported consumption, although the specification shows otherwise.
By specification Suzuki Alto consumes 0.1 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Hyundai i10, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Suzuki Alto could require 15 litres more fuel.
But when we compare the real fuel consumption reported by users, Suzuki Alto consumes 0.3 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Hyundai i10.
Fuel tank capacity: 35 litres40 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 790 km in combined cycle930 km in combined cycle
920 km on highway1080 km on highway
640 km with real consumption700 km with real consumption
Hyundai i10 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Average engine lifespan: 350'000 km390'000 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 Hyundai i10 engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 12 years13 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 2 other car models, including Opel Agila, Suzuki SplashUsed also on Kia Picanto
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Suzuki Alto might be a better choice in this respect.
Hydraulic tappets: noyes
The Hyundai i10 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: 3.50 m3.67 m
Width: 1.60 m1.66 m
Height: 1.47 m1.50 m
Suzuki Alto is smaller.
Suzuki Alto is 17 cm shorter than the Hyundai i10, 6 cm narrower, while the height of Suzuki Alto is 3 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 129 litres252 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
774 litres1046 litres
Hyundai i10 has more luggage space.
Suzuki Alto has 123 litres less trunk space than the Hyundai i10. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Hyundai i10 (by 272 litres).
Turning diameter: 9 meters9.6 meters
The turning circle of the Suzuki Alto is 0.6 metres less than that of the Hyundai i10, which means Suzuki Alto can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`2501`420
Hyundai i10 scores higher in safety tests. The Hyundai i10 scores significantly higher in active safety technologies (stability control, lane assist, automatic braking, etc.) tests.
Quality: no data
below average
Average price (€): 28007400
Pros and Cons: Suzuki Alto has
  • more dynamic
  • better manoeuvrability
  • lower price
Hyundai i10 has
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • roomier boot
  • higher safety
  • better safety assist technologies
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