Suzuki Dzire delivers big practicality in a small package

Updated Dec 01, 2020 | Same topic: Branded

This subcompact sedan can deliver in both business and leisure.

Car buyers these days place a premium on size, whether it’s a function of passenger capacity, cargo space, or even ground clearance. Considering this trend, do subcompact vehicles still have a place in the market?

The Suzuki Dzire wants to answer that with a resounding ‘yes’. Despite having a smaller footprint, Suzuki’s signature subcompact sedan is practical and highly maneuverable, traits that make it ideal for city living. At the same time, its economical powertrain allows it to embark on highway cruises while requiring few stops at the pumps. 

Best of both worlds. The all-new Suzuki Dzire.

Any automaker can turn heads with a small car, but to make eyes linger on it just a little longer is another story. Suzuki stepped up to the challenge with the Dzire, placing sleek and elegant lines on the model’s sedan body style that add depth to its space-efficient dimensions. Multi-reflector headlamps are prominently featured on the Dzire’s fascia, accompanied by foglamps on the top-spec trim.

The rear lends a touch of sportiness with the trunk’s angled trailing edge resembling a spoiler, accompanied by the rear combination lamps with LED. A set of multi-spoke 15-inch alloy wheels further add character to the car’s stance. 


Large multi-reflector headlamps light the way in a variety of conditions

The Suzuki Dzire can accommodate up to five occupants, with features that ensure comfort within the cabin. Cushioned door panels make for good armrests, while drivers benefit from the increased legroom brought about by the flat-bottomed steering wheel. Second-row airconditioning vents cool down the rear passengers even on long drives. For utility, there’s an ample 378 liters of space inside the trunk, which should be enough for grocery runs or the occasional trip out of town.

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The cabin strives to make journeys more comfortable for everyone

There’s hardly a dull moment on the road, thanks to the 7-inch multimedia audio touchscreen that offers Bluetooth hands-free communication as well as offline navigation. Controls mounted on the steering wheel make it easier to take charge of the audio systems functions without taking your eyes off the road.

A 1.2L 4-cylinder gasoline engine puts out 82 hp and 113 Nm of torque across the Suzuki Dzire’s three variants. There’s the entry-level GA that’s perfect for personal or fleet purposes, from field sales and taxi units to other transport requirements, with its low operating costs.

Meanwhile, the midrange GL is ideal for first-time car buyers looking for added features such as remote door locks and security alarm. Both the GA and GL deliver power to the front wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission.

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Head unit

Chase boredom away on long journeys with the 7-inch audio touchscreen

The top-of-the-line GL+ carries the most complete equipment loadout, including the Auto Gear Shift (AGS) feature that combines the control of a manual gearbox with the convenience of an automatic. The Intelligent Actuating System provides precise gear shifts based on vehicle speed, resulting in smoother and more efficient drives.

Safety isn’t short on the Dzire either, with dual front airbags, anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, 3-pt. ELR seatbelts, ISOFix anchors, and side-impact door beams. Brake assist function boosts stopping power in emergency situations, while a pedal release system limits the pedal’s movement towards the driver in frontal impacts. These are all underpinned by a light yet robust HEARTECT platform.

Dual airbags

Dual airbags are just part of the Dzire's safety kit

The Dzire is priced at Php 549,900 for the GA trim, Php 698,000 for the GL, and Php Php 638,000 for the GL+. If you’re looking for a business or family car that’s small in size yet looms large in both savings and value, the Suzuki Dzire is a good option to consider.

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This story was produced in partnership with Suzuki.

Know more about Suzuki Dzire 2023

Suzuki Dzire

The Suzuki Dzire 2023 is a subcompact, front-wheel-drive sedan distributed by Suzuki Philippines. Currently, Suzuki Dzire Price Philippines from Php 549,000 to Php 698,000. These variants include the entry-level Dzire Dzire GA 1.2 MT, the midspec Dzire GL 1.2 MT, and the top-of-the-line Dzire GL+ 1.2 AGS AT.

Powering the Suzuki Dzire is a 1.2-liter inline-4 gasoline engine capable of making up to 82 horsepower and 113 Nm of torque. Depending on the variant, it either uses a  five-speed auto gear shift transmission, or a five-speed manual gearbox.

Locally, the Suzuki Dzire competes against the Hyundai Reina, the Kia Soluto, and other similarly prices models.

₱ 609,000 - ₱ 819,000

Joseph Paolo Estabillo

Joseph Paolo Estabillo


Joseph holds a degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines Diliman and has been writing professionally since 1999. He has written episodes for CNN Philippines' motoring show Drive, and has worked on corporate projects for MG Philippines and Pilipinas Shell. Aside from being’s Content Lead, he also writes content for numerous car dealerships in the U.S., spanning multiple brands such as Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Maserati, among others.


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