Suzuki Alto 2009 vs Kia Picanto 2011

Suzuki Alto
2009 - 2014
Kia Picanto
2011 - 2015
Gearbox: AutomaticManual
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 seconds14.4 seconds
Kia Picanto is a more dynamic driving.
Suzuki Alto engine produces 1 HP less power than Kia Picanto, whereas torque is 5 NM less than Kia Picanto. Due to the lower power, Suzuki Alto reaches 100 km/h speed 2.6 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.24.2
Real fuel consumption: 6.5 l/100km5.9 l/100km
The Kia Picanto is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Suzuki Alto consumes 1 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Kia Picanto, 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 0.6 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Kia Picanto.
Fuel tank capacity: 35 litres35 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 670 km in combined cycle830 km in combined cycle
770 km on highway970 km on highway
530 km with real consumption590 km with real consumption
Kia Picanto 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 Kia Picanto 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 Hyundai i10
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 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: 3.50 m3.60 m
Width: 1.60 m1.60 m
Height: 1.47 m1.48 m
Suzuki Alto is 10 cm shorter than the Kia Picanto, width is practically the same , while the height of Suzuki Alto is 1 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 129 litres200 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
774 litres605 litres
Suzuki Alto has 71 litres less trunk space than the Kia Picanto. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Suzuki Alto (by 169 litres).
Turning diameter: 9 meters9.8 meters
The turning circle of the Suzuki Alto is 0.8 metres less than that of the Kia Picanto, which means Suzuki Alto can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`2501`300
Kia Picanto scores higher in safety tests. The Kia Picanto scores higher in active safety technologies (stability control, lane assist, automatic braking, etc.) tests.
Quality: no data
below average
Average price (€): 28004200
Pros and Cons: Suzuki Alto has
  • better manoeuvrability
  • lower price
Kia Picanto has
  • more dynamic
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • roomier boot
  • higher safety
  • better safety assist technologies
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