2022 Suzuki Celerio vs Toyota Wigo Comparo: Spec Sheet Battle

Updated May 17, 2022

A fresh next-gen model goes up against a veteran in the segment.

In this article...

  1. Subcompact hatch battle
  2. Exterior
  3. Interior
  4. Engine and Performance
  5. Safety
  6. Price
  7. Conclusion

Suzuki Celerio vs Toyota Wigo: Subcompact hatch battle

Suzuki Philippines has brought in the third-generation Celerio. To that end, the small car specialist now has another entry to the ever-competitive subcompact hatchback market segment.

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But how does the all-new 2022 Suzuki Celerio fare against the Toyota Wigo? To find out, let us compare the specs of the Celerio 1.0 AGS against the Wigo TRD S 1.0 AT. Both are top-spec variants, and they are relatively close to each other when it comes to price.

Suzuki Celerio vs Toyota Wigo: Exterior

To begin this comparo, let's go over the Celerio’s and the Wigo’s dimensions. The Celerio 1.0 AGS has a length of 3,695mm, a width of 1,655mm, and a height of 1,555mm. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,435mm, and a ground clearance of 170mm.

A picture of the 2022 Suzuki Celerio

The 2022 Suzuki Celerio

In turn, the Wigo TRD S 1.0 AT is 3,700mm long, 1,600mm wide, and 1,520mm high. Its wheelbase then spans 3,700mm, as well as a ground clearance figure of 180mm.

Suzuki Celerio 1.0 AGS

Dimensions

Toyota Wigo TRD S 1.0 AT

3,695mm

Length

3,700mm

1,655mm

Width

1,600mm

1,555mm

Height

1,520mm

2,435mm

Wheelbase

2,450mm

170mm

Ground clearance

180mm

With that, one can see that the Wigo is a bit longer than the Suzuki model. Then again, the Celerio is slightly wider and taller. The Toyota model, though, offers a longer wheelbase and more ground clearance.

For exterior equipment, the Celerio 1.0 AGS and the Wigo TRD S 1.0 AT both come with halogen headlamps, front fog lamps, and LED taillights. The top-spec Wigo does have a smaller 14-inch alloy wheel set, compared to the 15-inch alloy set used by the top-spec Celerio.

A picture of the Toyota Wigo TRD S

The Toyota Wigo TRD S

In turn, the Wigo gets a pair of power-folding side mirrors, while the Celerio does not. The top-spec Wigo, being a TRD model, also gets a front spoiler, side skirts, as well as a rear spoiler. Those in turn are not present on the Celerio.

Suzuki Celerio 1.0 AGS

Exterior equipment

Toyota Wigo TRD S 1.0 AT

Halogen

Headlights

Projector Halogen

Halogen

Turn signal lights

Halogen

LED

Taillights

LED

With

Front fog lights

With

15-inch alloy

Wheel size

14-inch alloy

None

Spoiler

With

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Suzuki Celerio vs Toyota Wigo: Interior

On paper, both the Celerio and the Wigo can seat up to five occupants including the driver. Both also come equipped with fabric-clad seats, manual air-conditioning, and plenty of cubby holes to store small items.

Suzuki Celerio 1.0 AGS

Interior equipment

Toyota Wigo TRD S 1.0 AT

Fabric

Seat material

Fabric

Manual

Driver’s seat adjustment

Manual

Manual

Air-conditioning type

Manual

Turnkey

Ignition

Push-to-start button

5

Seating capacity

5

Both hatchback models also provide their drivers with manually-adjustable seats and an analog gauge cluster, as well as a multi-function steering wheel. On the Celerio though, starting the car is done via a turnkey ignition system. The Wigo TRD S on the other hand gets a push-to-start button.

A picture of the Suzuki Celerio's interior

A peek inside the all-new Celerio's interior

To keep their occupants entertained, the Celerio 1.0 AGS comes standard with a 6.2-inch touchscreen head unit, while the Wigo TRD S gets a slightly larger seven-inch touchscreen. Both are linked to a four-piece speaker system.

Suzuki Celerio 1.0 AGS

On-board tech

Toyota Wigo TRD S 1.0 AT

6.2-inch touchscreen

Infotainment system

7-inch touchscreen

Bluetooth, USB

Connectivity options

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB

4

# of speakers

4

None

Power folding side mirror

With

The Wigo’s infotainment system gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while the one on the Celerio settles for Weblink OS. Both do have Bluetooth and USB connectivity.

A peek inside the Toyota Wigo's rear cabin.

The Wigo's rear cabin

Suzuki Celerio vs Toyota Wigo: Engine and Performance

Under the hood, the all-new Celerio uses a 1.0-liter inline-3 gasoline engine that’s capable of making up to 67 horsepower and 89 Nm of torque. It is then paired to a five-speed auto-gear-shift gearbox, which sends power to the front wheels.

The all-new Celerio's cockpit

The all-new Celerio's cockpit

In turn, the Wigo is powered by a 1.0-liter inline-3 gasoline engine that can produce up to 66 horsepower and 89 Nm of torque. It is also a front-wheel-drive, and it uses a four-speed automatic gearbox.

Output-wise, there isn't much difference between these two. Then again, one can expect slightly different behaviors when gear shifting is concerned. However, one important distinction for the Celerio is the presence of an auto start-stop system that shuts off the engine during extended idling, helping to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.

A peek inside the Wigo's front cabin

A peek inside the Wigo's front cabin

For suspensions, both models use a MacPherson strut front the front, and a torsion beam for the rear. Both also have front disc brakes, rear drum brakes, as well as hand-operated manual parking brakes.

Specs

Suzuki Celerio 1.0 AGS

Toyota Wigo TRD S 1.0 AT

Engine

Inline-3 gasoline

Inline-3 gasoline

Displacement

1.0-liters

1.0-liters

Transmission

5-speed AGS

4-speed AT

Horsepower

67 horsepower

66 horsepower

Torque

89 Nm

89 Nm

Drivetrain

Front-wheel-drive

Front-wheel-drive

Suzuki Celerio vs Toyota Wigo: Safety

Moving on to safety, both of these subcompact hatchbacks are kitted out with dual front airbags, anti-lock braking, an engine immobilizer, ISOFIX, rear parking sensors, as well as a parking camera.

The Wigo comes with a dashboard camera as a factory option. In turn, the Celerio gets hill-hold control and stability control, both of which aren’t present on the Toyota model.

Suzuki Celerio 1.0 AGS

Safety equipment

Toyota Wigo TRD S 1.0 AT

2

Airbags

2

With

Antilock braking w/ EBD

With

With

Reverse camera

With

With

Hill-hold assist

None

With

Parking sensors

With

With

Stability control

None

With

ISOFIX

With

With

Engine immobilizer

With

With

Car alarm

None


Suzuki Celerio vs Toyota Wigo: Price

Suzuki Celerio Variants

Price

Celerio 1.0 MT

Php 708,000

Celerio 1.0 AGS

Php 754,000

Toyota Wigo Variants

Price

Wigo E 1.0 MT

Php 568,000

Wigo G 1.0 MT

Php 623,000

Wigo G 1.0 AT

Php 658,000

Wigo TRD S 1.0 AT

Php 700,000

Suzuki Celerio vs Toyota Wigo: Conclusion

Mechanically, both the Celerio and the Wigo are pretty much on-par with each other. Well, except for their gearboxes which are totally different types.

A picture of the rear of the Suzuki Celerio

Do you like how the new Celerio looks from the rear?

The one on the Wigo is a more conventional torque converter automatic, while the Celerio uses a more complex Auto Gear Shift (AGS) transmission. One isn’t necessarily better than the other, but they are different from each other in terms of driving feel. So do give each model a test drive to find out which one you’d like best.

Regarding tech, the Wigo offers a better touchscreen, although the Celerio has more safety gear. Specifically, the Suzuki is the only one in its segment that has stability control and hill-hold control. These features might account for the difference in price.

A picture of the rear of the Toyota Wigo TRD S

Or do you prefer the look of the Wigo's rear end?

To sum it up, go for the Celerio if you want more safety equipment and thriftier power unit. If having more connectivity options and an included dashcam matters more to you, the Wigo might be a better choice.

For more comparisons like this, keep it here on Philkotse.

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Author

Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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