Suzuki Alto 2009 vs Citroen C1 2014

Suzuki Alto
2009 - 2014
Citroen C1
2014 - 2018
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 1.0 Petrol1.0 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain


Power: 68 HP69 HP
Torque: 90 NM95 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 17 seconds14.6 seconds
Citroen C1 is a more dynamic driving.
Suzuki Alto engine produces 1 HP less power than Citroen C1, whereas torque is 5 NM less than Citroen C1. Due to the lower power, Suzuki Alto reaches 100 km/h speed 2.4 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.24.2
Real fuel consumption: 6.5 l/100km6.1 l/100km
The Citroen C1 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Suzuki Alto consumes 1 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Citroen C1, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Suzuki Alto could require 150 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Suzuki Alto consumes 0.4 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Citroen C1.
Fuel tank capacity: 35 litres35 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 670 km in combined cycle830 km in combined cycle
770 km on highway920 km on highway
530 km with real consumption570 km with real consumption
Citroen C1 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Average engine lifespan: 350'000 km280'000 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 Suzuki Alto engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 12 years20 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 2 other car models, including Opel Agila, Suzuki SplashInstalled on at least 5 other car models, including Toyota Yaris, Toyota Aygo, Peugeot 107, Peugeot 108
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Citroen C1 might be a better choice in this respect.


Length: 3.50 m3.47 m
Width: 1.60 m1.62 m
Height: 1.47 m1.46 m
Both cars are similar in size. Suzuki Alto is 3 cm longer than the Citroen C1, 2 cm narrower, while the height of Suzuki Alto is 1 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 129 litres196 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
774 litres780 litres
Citroen C1 has more luggage space.
Despite its longer length, Suzuki Alto has 67 litres less trunk space than the Citroen C1. This could mean that the Suzuki Alto uses more space in the cabin, so the driver and passengers could be more spacious and comfortable. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Citroen C1 (by 6 litres).
Turning diameter: 9 meters9.6 meters
The turning circle of the Suzuki Alto is 0.6 metres less than that of the Citroen C1, which means Suzuki Alto can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`2501`240
Citroen C1 scores higher in safety tests. The Citroen C1 scores significantly higher in active safety technologies (stability control, lane assist, automatic braking, etc.) tests.
Quality: no data
below average
Average price (€): 28006000
Pros and Cons: Suzuki Alto has
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • better manoeuvrability
  • lower price
Citroen C1 has
  • more dynamic
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • roomier boot
  • higher safety
  • better safety assist technologies
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