2020 Suzuki S-Presso vs Toyota Wigo Comparison: Spec Sheet Battle

Updated Oct 22, 2020
  • Table of contents
  • 1. 2020 Suzuki S-Presso vs Toyota Wigo: Which is the better city car?
  • 2. Suzuki S-Presso vs Toyota Wigo: Dimensions
  • 3. 2020 Suzuki S-Presso vs Toyota Wigo: Interior
  • 4. Suzuki S-Presso vs Toyota Wigo: Engine and Performance
  • 5. 2020 Suzuki S-Presso vs Toyota Wigo: Safety
  • 6. Suzuki S-Presso vs Toyota Wigo: Variants and Price
  • 7. 2020 Suzuki S-Presso vs Toyota Wigo: Conclusion
The S-Presso and the Wigo. They’re cute, but who’s got the better specs?

1. 2020 Suzuki S-Presso vs Toyota Wigo: Which is the better city car?

With the release of the Suzuki S-Presso in March 2020, the Philippine market has gotten one more city car model. Now, this begs the question: how does the S-Presso fare against the Toyota Wigo, the most dominant city car model available in the Philippines right now?

Well, let’s find out through this speech sheet comparison.

A picture of the Wigo and S-Presso head to head

Which is the better city car? The Toyota Wigo vs Suzuki S-Presso?

2. Suzuki S-Presso vs Toyota Wigo: Dimensions

The newer model, the Suzuki S-Presso, is 3,565mm long, 1,520mm wide, and 1,565mm high. In comparison, the well-established Toyota Wigo is 3,660mm long, 1,600mm wide, and 1,520mm high.

From those figures, you can tell that the latter is longer and wider, but the S-Presso is a bit taller. That’s due to the fact that the Suzuki made city car has an impressive 180mm of minimum ground clearance, while the Wigo only has 160mm.

2020 Suzuki S-Presso Philippines: Specs, Features, and Pricing Overview

Another thing about the S-Presso is its tough, rugged look, which borders on SUV territory style wise. It is, however, still a hatchback just like the Toyota Wigo.

Both of these cars come with halogen lamps, LED rear combination lamps. The top-of-the-line Wigo G however simply has more in the form of a rear spoiler, a rear window defogger, and fog lamps.

2019 Toyota Wigo Review Philippines: Why is it the most popular hatchback? | Philkotse

>>> Related: 

3. 2020 Suzuki S-Presso vs Toyota Wigo: Interior

Inside, both the Wigo and the S-Presso are pretty basic, yet comfortable. Both are equipped with an instrument panel with a speedometer, a tachometer, and cup and bottle holders, although the Suzuki S-Presso 2020 does have a 12v socket.

A picture of the interior of the Suzuki S-presso

The S-presso shows it's quirky side with it's dashboard design

In terms of on board entertainment, the S-Presso comes with a navigation ready seven-inch touchscreen capable of connecting via Bluetooth and USB. Aboard the Toyota-made city car, also has a navigation ready touchscreen, which also has Bluetooth and USB connectivity.

A picture of the Wigo's interior

Inside, the Wigo is well arranged but it's typical of a car of its price

And lastly, these two city car model’s seats are foldable so their respective cargo capacities can be increased. The default cargo capacity of the Suzuki S-Presso, however, is measured at 239 liters, while the Wigo is larger at 422 liters.

4. Suzuki S-Presso vs Toyota Wigo: Engine and Performance

The Wigo and the S-Presso have very similar engines. Both the S-Presso’s K10B and the Wigo’s 1KR-VE have a displacement of 998cc, and both are gasoline powered inline-3s with 12 valves. There also is not much difference between the two in terms of power.

The Toyota Wigo’s 1KR-VE makes a maximum of 66 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 89 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm, while the S-Presso’s K10B produces up to 67 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 90 Nm of torque 3,500 rpm. The only clear difference we can see between the two engines is that the maximum HP and torque of the Wigo comes a bit later in the rev range than the S-Presso’s.

A picture of a woman using the trunk of the Wigo

The Wigo's boot is a bit larger than the S-Presso's 

The same goes for these two’s front suspension, which is a MacPherson strut type. The rear of the S-Presso however is a torsion beam type, while the 2020 Toyota Wigo’s rear suspension system is a more complicated semi-independent torsion beam.

The S-Presso, due to only having one variant, only has a five-speed manual transmission. The Wigo on the other hand can either come with a four-speed automatic, and one variant with a five speed manual. Both models are front-wheel-drive.

A picture of the rear end of the S-Presso

Here's the S-Presso's rear end

>>> Related: Toyota Wigo 2020 Philippines Review: All the Small Things

5. 2020 Suzuki S-Presso vs Toyota Wigo: Safety

Both the Wigo and the S-Presso come with common safety features you can expect a modern city car to have. Both are equipped with dual front airbags, child proof rear door locks, an engine immobilizer, and anti-lock braking.

The S-Presso does have a rear parking sensor, which the Wigo doesn’t have.

>>> Related: 

6. Suzuki S-Presso vs Toyota Wigo: Variants and Price

Wigo Variants
Toyota Wigo 1.0 TRD AT
Php 696,000
Toyota Wigo 1.0 G AT
Php 631,000
Toyota Wigo 1.0 G MT
Php 596,000
Toyota Wigo 1.0 E MT
Php 557,000

>>> Refer to more details in Toyota Wigo price list

S-Presso Variants
Suzuki S-Presso 1.0 GL MT
Php 518,000

>>> Check out for Suzuki S-Presso pricing details

As you can see above, the Wigo simply has more in the way of variants, whereas the S-Presso only has one for the Philippine market. Sure, the Wigo can cater to a wider budget range, but the S-Presso is the cheaper model, at Php 39,000 less than the Wigo’s most affordable 1.0 E MT variant.

A picture of the S-presso travelling through the city

The S-Presso features a very rugged look and a tall ride height

Note, thoug,  that the S-Presso only comes with a manual, so that may be a deal-breaker for some people who prefer their city cars to come with an automatic.

Traffic is really bad in the Philippines after all, and a city car with an automatic tranny is one of the best ways to commute in the country, especially in our cities.

A Wigo parked near some buildings

The Wigo is a more typical hatchback, but nonetheless it's a good looking hatchback

7. 2020 Suzuki S-Presso vs Toyota Wigo: Conclusion

Despite lacking an automatic transmission option, the S-Presso is a very attractive model for several reasons. One is its minimum ground clearance, which we presume will make it better at handling our relatively bad Philippine roads.

Another is that it’s a manual, and that’s something that many car enthusiasts want. And lastly, it is also the most affordable car model as of 2020.

A picture of the Toyota Wigo in the city

So which do you prefer? The Toyota Wigo?

Note, though, that the Wigo is popular for a reason. It’s a Toyota so it enjoys great after sales services, which can be accessed easily through Toyota’s very wide dealership network in the country. It’s also proven itself as a reliable, comfortable, but easy to maintain ride since its initial release back in 2012.

So in the end, like with most of our comparison articles, we’ll leave it up to you, the car buyer to choose. Hey, it’s your cash after all.

A picture of the Suzuki S-Presso

Or the all-new Suzuki S-Presso?

For more spec sheet comparison articles like this, keep reading here on Philkotse.com



Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar learned how to drive a car years before he got his license. Today, he's still looking for that perfect '90s Japanese coupe to drive into the sunset while listening to Crazy Little Love by Nuage. Also has a thing for badass off-road vehicles and weird engine swaps. 


Most viewed articles

Related Reviews

Related Listings

Latest new cars

Related news