Kia Rocsta 1.8 85HP manual 4x4 vs Suzuki Samurai 1.0 45HP

Kia Rocsta 1.8 85HP manual 4x4

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7 reasons for

Kia Rocsta, model available from 1990 to 1999.
It has 1.8 85HP petrol engine produced from 1990 to 1999.
Drive 4x4 has manual gearbox.

2 reasons for

Suzuki Samurai, model available from 1984 to 2000.
It has 1.0 45HP petrol engine produced from 1988 to 2000.
Drive 4x4 has manual, 5 speed gearbox.

Suzuki Samurai 1.0 45HP

7 reasons for Kia Rocsta 1.8 85KM manual 4x4 in comparison to Suzuki Samurai 1.0 45HP

Reasons for

Maximal power

85 > 45 hp
The Kia Rocsta 1.8 85HP manual 4x4 has 89 % more horsepower compared to Suzuki Samurai. The Kia Rocsta will be distinctly faster speed up thanks to bigger horsepower. Also overtaking cars or obstacles should be a piece of cake for a vehicle equipped with more powerful engine.


2,127 > 2,035 mm
The wheelbase of a car equals the length between its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase notably affects the driving due to more desirable vehicle's weight distribution. Kia Rocsta has 92 mm longer wheelbase distance than Suzuki. Wheelbase dimensions are crucial to the balance and steering. Hence, the mass of Kia Rocsta should be better distributed and driving should be easier and safer.


4 > 3

Engine capacity

1,788 > 971 cc
The engine displacement of the Kia is by 84 percent greater than the Suzuki Samurai. For this reason the Suzuki will be more fuel efficient, but, the engine of the Kia will be of better quality, running more smoothly and more durable.


3,589 > 3,430 mm
The Kia Rocsta is 159 mm longer in comparison to the Suzuki Samurai 1.0 45HP. The length of the vehicle plays a role in terms of travelling comfort and space in the trunk. The Kia very likely will be offering to it's users more room for legs. Aditionally the Kia Rocsta will be better driven but the Suzuki Samurai 1.0 45HP will be a slightly easier for parking because of shorter length of the body.

Model release date

1990 > 1984
Manufacture of the older vehicle commenced much more earlier than its rival hence it is reasonable to suppose that this car is equipped with significantly less modern technologies .


1,850 > 1,680 mm
The higher a car is, the better is the comfort of getting in to it and greater capacity of loading big amount of luggage to it. The difference that amounts to 10 % in favor of the Kia Rocsta is not big and does not matter much.


2 reasons for Suzuki Samurai 1.0 45KM in comparison to Kia Rocsta 1.8 85HP manual 4x4

Reasons for


1,700 > 1,690 mm
The width of the vehicle influences directly on passanger's inner room as well as stability of driving. The Suzuki is 1 percent wider when compared to the Kia. It is often clearly perceptible by those sitting in front, who have more room for their elbows.

End of model sale

2000 > 1999

Cars specifications

Kia Rocsta 1.8 85HP manual 4x4 Suzuki Samurai 1.0 45HP
    Price range popular popular
    Model release date 1990 1984
    Facelifting no no
    Class compact SUV compact SUV
    End of model sale 1999 2000

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