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

Updated Apr 08, 2021

The S-Presso and the Wigo. They’re cute, but who’s got the better specs?

In this article...

  1. Introduction
  2. Exterior
  3. Interior
  4. Engine and Performance
  5. Safety
  6. Variants & Price
  7. Conclusion

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. In turn, the Toyota Wigo also received an update back in September 2020. Of note is its sporty-looking, top-of-the-line Wigo TRD variant. 

Now, this begs the question: how does the S-Presso fare against the Toyota Wigo when it comes to specs? Well, let’s find out through this spec 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: Exterior

When it comes to size the Suzuki S-Presso is 3,565mm long, 1,520mm wide, and 1,565mm high. In comparison, the standard Toyota Wigo is 3,660mm long, 1,600mm wide, and 1,520mm high. The TRD version however, is a bit longer at 3,700mm. 

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

From those figures, you can tell that the Wigo is longer and wider, but the S-Presso is a bit taller. Despite that, both the S-Presso and the Wigo have the same amount of ground clearance at 180mm. 

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.

Suzuki S-PressoToyota Wigo

Compare the Suzuki S-Presso (left) with the Toyota Wigo (right) using this slider

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

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.

While the Wigo TRD looks different from the rest of the lineup, its TRD pieces are actually available as Toyota genuine parts. In short, you can turn the regular Wigo G and E variants to look like the Wigo TRD. 

Suzuki S-Presso rearToyota Wigo rear

Which city car has the better-looking rear end?

For wheels, the Toyota Wigo rides on a 14-inch alloy set with a machine-cut design. On the other hand, the Suzuki S-Presso comes with a 14-inch set of steel wheels with wheel covers. 
 

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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 Suzuki S-Presso's interior 

Inside the Suzuki S-Presso

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, one can also find a navigation ready touchscreen, which also has Bluetooth and USB connectivity. 

A picture of the Toyota Wigo's interior

A peek into the Wigo's interior

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 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. 

A picture of the side of the Toyota Wigo

The Toyota Wigo from the side

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. 

Both of these city cars also use MacPherson strut type front suspension systems. 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. 

A picture of the Suzuki S-Presso side profile

The Suzuki S-Presso from the side

The S-Presso's sole variant utilizes 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. 

For braking, both the Wigo and the S-Presso use ventilated discs for the front, and drum brakes for the rear. Both also have hand-operated manual parking brakes.  
 

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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. For ease of parking, both of these city cars also come with rear parking sensors.  

Available as standard to the Wigo TRD is a digital video recorder (dashcam). This particular part is also available as an option for the other Wigo variants.

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

Wigo Variants 

Price 

Toyota Wigo 1.0 TRD AT 

Php 700,000 

Toyota Wigo 1.0 G AT 

Php 658,000 

Toyota Wigo 1.0 G MT 

Php 623,000 

Toyota Wigo 1.0 E MT 

Php 568,000 

 

S-Presso Variants 

Price 

Suzuki S-Presso 1.0 GL MT 

Php 523,000 

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 45,000 less than the Wigo’s most affordable 1.0 E MT variant. 

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

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

Despite lacking an automatic transmission option, the S-Presso is an attractive model for several reasons. One major consideration in favor of the S-Presso is its affordability. Currently, it's one of the most affordable city cars on the market. As such, it would make an ideal car for a small family, a first-time car owner, or those who just need something cheap. 

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 the car brand’s wide local dealership network. There’s also the fact that it's been around in the Philippine market for much longer. One can say that it has already proven itself as a reliable, comfortable, but easy to maintain ride since its initial release back in 2012. 

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

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Author

Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

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