Toyota Wigo vs Suzuki Celerio: Your vote?

Jan 05, 2018
Let our Toyota Wigo vs Suzuki Celerio comparison review help you decide.

Toyota Wigo vs Suzuki Celerio: Equipollence makes you confused

The family hatchback segment has forayed into Philippine car market for years by a handful of models. Honda Jazz, Ford Fiesta, Kia Forte, Mitsubishi Mirage, Toyota Wigo, Suzuki Swift and Suzuki Celerio are names which are not out-of-the-way for those who are in the market for a 5-door family hatch.

In the previous comparison review, Philkotse.com made a comparison with the Toyota Wigo vs Mitsubishi Mirage. In that game, the representative from Mitsubishi gained the upper hand. This time, we have decided to find a more suitable contender for the Wigo. Thence, we’re going to enclose it and the all-new Suzuki Celerio for comparison.

Get to know the Suzuki Celerio

As to the Toyota Wigo, here we have a comprehensive review about this attractive hatch, so let’s say something about the Suzuki Celerio first. The Celerio is regarded as Suzuki’s entry into subcompact segment in our market. Featuring a modern and stylish design, this small car is truly an alluring model on Filipino streets. Not only that, for 2018, it is made bigger in order to allow more space from inside. Along with standard safety features and a quiet engine, the Suzuki Celerio 2018 definitely has the right to compete against the celeb of Toyota.

Suzuki Celerio 2018 angular front

The Celerio is regarded as Suzuki’s entry into subcompact segment in our market

Before starting, we want to note that this Celerio vs Wigo review is absolutely not for neither Toyota fans nor Suzuki’s. This is for Pinoys who are wondering which hatch to buy with a tight budget of under ₱600,000. To a greater extent, we cling to the hope that our comparison review will be useful for you to decide your befitting car.

1. Toyota Wigo vs Suzuki Celerio: Overview

Let’s look through several basics before coming to details.

Toyota Wigo vs Suzuki Celerio: Overview

2. Toyota Wigo vs Suzuki Celerio: Exterior

Toyota Wigo vs Suzuki Celerio: Exterior

In terms of overall dimensions, these two hatchbacks are almost the same. If the Wigo is wider, the Celerio is taller. However, the Wigo has a longer wheelbase of 2,450 mm whereas that of its rival is shorter by 25 mm. Further, the hatch from Toyota also comes with a remarkably higher ground clearance than the Celerio, which measures 180 mm (35 mm higher than the Celerio’s). Those figures might be the reason why the Wigo is 40 kg heavier.

Toyota Wigo 2018 side viewSuzuki Celerio 2018 side view

Wigo vs Celerio 2018: Exterior

Both cars run on a set of 14-inch alloy wheels, is equipped with halogen headlights, fog lamps and other familiar exterior bids. Nevertheless, the Celerio does not look as sporty as the Wigo without the rear spoiler.

Broadly, this round, the Toyota Wigo wins over the delegate of Suzuki.

3. Toyota Wigo vs Suzuki Celerio: Interior

Toyota Wigo vs Suzuki Celerio: Interior

With reference to the interior, both the Toyota Wigo and Suzuki Celerio are replete with standard amenities found in today’s hatchbacks such as: power steering, power windows, air conditioning system, foldable and adjustable seats and even, satellite navigation system. Nevertheless, we still found some differences between these two mini cars. If the Wigo deserve to get one point with a multi-function steering, the Celerio gains two points thanks to a touchscreen and keyless entry.

Toyota Wigo 2018 InteriorSuzuki Celerio 2018 Interior

Wigo vs Celerio 2018: Interior

Now, everything is in a good balance, right?

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4. Toyota Wigo vs Suzuki Celerio: Safety & Security

Toyota Wigo vs Suzuki Celerio: Safety & Security

As regards safety and security, these two guys are on equal terms with each other for the most part. Dual airbags, ABS, Immobilizer and Electronic Door Looks are fully furnished. However, the ABS of the Celerio comes with EBD which is absent from the Wigo. Compensating for that shortage, Toyota has equipped its hatch with Security Alarm while Mitsubishi did not do the same thing.

5. Celerio vs Wigo review: Performance

Toyota Wigo vs Suzuki Celerio: Performance

Packing the same 1.0-liter 3-cylinder 998 cc engine, our players perform equally on the road. Power in both hatchbacks is sent to the front wheel yet via different transmissions: 4-speed automatic in the Wigo and a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) for the Celerio. What’s more is that the total output and torque generated by the Celerio’s mill is somehow more than the Wigo’s: 1 horsepower and 1 Nm… LOL.

6. Toyota Wigo vs Suzuki Celerio: Price

This is the final criteria to find out the winner today. What a decisive battle! While the Toyota Wigo is greater concerning exterior-wise, the Suzuki Celerio attracts us to its more functional cabin. Their safety and performance on the road seem to be one and the same. Now we focus on the prices. The top end Suzuki Celerio CVT can be had at ₱569,000. This is a reasonable and competitive price indeed. On the other hand, the Toyota Wigo 2018 1.0 G AT is ₱30,000 costlier for some reasons. So… we think it’s enough to merit as a selling point giving this round to the Suzuki’s representative. In other words, we’ve had the victor. Congrats the Celerio!

In addition, you can take a peek at the tables below for latest price list of the Toyota Wigo and Suzuki Celerio in the Philippines.

Toyota Wigo 2018 price in the Philippines
Model Price
2018 Toyota Wigo 1.0 E MT ₱526,000
2018 Toyota Wigo 1.0 G MT ₱564,000
2018 Toyota Wigo 1.0 G AT ₱599,000

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Suzuki Celerio 2018 price in the Philippines
 Model Price
2018 Suzuki Celerio MT ₱538,000
2018 Suzuki Celerio CVT ₱569,000

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7. Wigo vs Celerio 2018: Which to buy?

By and large, these two candidates today are brilliant, we dare say that. In spite of the fact that the Suzuki Celerio has finally picked up the trophy owing to its more affordable price tag, its contender Toyota Wigo is not inferior at all in every aspect. It can be concluded that as far as build quality and durability are concerned, the two popular hatchbacks from two reliable Japanese carmakers will never make you disappointed no matter what you go for.

At the last moment, please note that our Celerio vs Wigo review is no more than a reference. Thus, if you are really enticed by the two mini hatchbacks, it’s better to schedule a test drive at your nearest dealer to get real driving experience. Philkotse.com sincerely hopes that you will find our beloved car soon!

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