Suzuki Alto (2014)
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Suzuki Alto (2014) review: 31 facts and highlights

1. better fuel economy (city)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
5.2l/100 km
Peugeot 301 Berline (2014): 0l/100 km

2. better fuel economy (highway)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
3.8l/100 km
Peugeot 301 Berline (2014): 0l/100 km

3. Has front-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.
Suzuki Alto (2014)
84% have it

4. higher maximum torque

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
90Nm
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 400Nm

5. longer wheelbase

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
2.36m
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 3.07m

6. Has fully independent suspension

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
Suzuki Alto (2014)
73% have it

7. better fuel economy (combined)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
4.3l/100 km
Peugeot 301 Berline (2014): 0l/100 km

8. greater cargo volume

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.
129l
Mini Clubman (2014): 1068l

9. shorter length

3.5m
Renault Twizy EV 13kW (2014): 2.34m

10. smaller turn radius

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.
9m
Scion iQ2 (2014): 4.2m

11. greater cargo volume (seats down)

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things. With some vehicles you can put the rear seats down in order to gain more space for cargo.
367l
Fiat Doblo 1.4 (2014): 3200l

12. higher Euro NCAP rating

The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) carries out safety tests for new vehicles, providing an overall rating for each car’s safety. It covers different areas such as safety for an adult occupant, child occupant or pedestrian.
5
Ford Fiesta ST (2014): 6

13. larger fuel tank

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.
35l
Kia Rio LX (2015): 73l

14. less CO2 emissions

The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.
99g/km
Nissan Leaf Acenta (2014): 0g/km

15. more airbags

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.
2
Chevrolet Sonic LS (2014): 10

16. more valves

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.
12
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 24

17. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
91hp
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 306hp

18. weight

610kg
Opel Ampera Positiv (2014): 1.69kg

19. greater power-to-weight ratio

The power-to-weight ratio is a measurement of the performance of a car, based on the amount of power its engine can produce per kg of weight.
200hp/kg
Suzuki Alto (2014): 200hp/kg

20. Has ISOFIX/LATCH

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.
Suzuki Alto (2014)
82% have it

21. more cylinders

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.
3
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014): 6

22. width

1.6m
Peugeot 208 Allure (2014): 1m

23. height

1.47m
Honda CR-Z (2014): 1.39m

24. Has a petrol (gasoline) engine

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.
Suzuki Alto (2014)
81% have it

25. lower ground clearance

The ground clearance is the distance between the lowest point of the car and the road surface. A shorter ground clearance lowers a vehicle’s center of gravity - increasing its handling ability and reducing the chance of a rollover. However, a higher ground clearance allows you to go over more uneven terrain.
150mm
SEAT Altea 1.6 TDI (2014): 66mm

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