Suzuki Swift Sport VS Abarth 595

The A-Segment may be populous but only a handful of city cars have a hot hatch version nowadays. Among the A-Segment hot hatches currently available are the Suzuki Swift Sport, the Abarth 595 (facelift) and the VW Up! GTi. We decided to compare the first two, as they are closer spec-wise.

The Suzuki Swift Sport, launched in 2017 based on a new platform with a brand new 1.4 liter K14C Boosterjet engine, reclaiming the title of the most fun to drive city car. From the other side, the Abarth 595‘s origins might lead back to 2007, but the Italian pocket rocket received a series of significant upgrades in 2016, modernizing and improving it in every possible way.

Note: For this comparison we selected the base model of the Abarth 595 range, and not the more powerful Abarth 595 turismo or the flagship Abarth 595 competizione as both of them would win with a clear margin over the less powerful Suzuki.

So lets start with a design battle before we move on to their specifications.





ModelSuzuki Swift SportAbarth 595 (facelift)
Engine Displacement1373 cm31368 cm3
Fuel SystemDirect InjectionMultipoint Injection
Power (hp)140145
Power (kw)103107
Power (@rpm)@5500 rpm@6000 rpm
Torque (Nm)230206
Torque (@rpm)@2500-3500 rpm@3000 rpm
0-100km/h8,0 sec8,0 sec / 7,8 sec
Top Speed (km/h)210 km/h210 km/h
Top Speed (mph)130 mph130 mph
Consumption (lt/100km)6,15,8 / 6,0
CO2 (g/km)141 g/km134 g/km / 139 g/km
Gearbox6 AT / 6 MT5 AT / 5 ΜΤ
Weight970 kg / 970 kg1070 kg / 1035 kg 
Length3890 mm3657 mm
Width1735 mm1627 mm
Height1495 mm1485 mm
Wheelbase2450 mm2300 mm
Front Track1510 mm1415 mm
Rear Track1510 mm1408 mm
Boot Space266 liters184 liters
Tire Size195/45 R17194/45 R16
Front Brakes285mm Ventilated Discs284mm Ventilated Discs
Rear Brakes252mm Solid Discs240mm Solid Discs


So which one do you prefer;

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