Smart Forfour 1.5 Brabus 177HP manual vs Suzuki Ignis I 1.3 83HP

Smart Forfour 1.5 Brabus 177HP manual

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9 reasons for

Smart Forfour, model available from 2004 to 2006.
It has 1.5 Brabus 177HP petrol engine produced from 2004 to 2006.
Drive has manual, 5 speed gearbox.

1 reason for

Suzuki Ignis I, model available from 2000 to 2003.
It has 1.3 83HP petrol engine produced from 2000 to 2003.
Drive has manual gearbox.

Suzuki Ignis I 1.3 83HP

9 reasons for Smart Forfour 1.5 Brabus 177KM manual in comparison to Suzuki Ignis I 1.3 83HP

Reasons for

Maximal power

177 > 83 hp
The Smart Forfour has by 113 % more horsepower in relation to the Suzuki Ignis I. The difference is colossal and for this reason it greatly affect joy of riding the car. It may be interesting to know that the Smart Forfour has by 104 % more horses under the hood compared to the medium level in class „subcompact”.


1,684 > 1,597 mm
The width of the vehicle influences on passanger's inner room and stability of driving. The Smart Forfour is 5 % wider than the Suzuki Ignis I. It is clearly felt by driver and passenger in front, who have more room for their elbows.


2,505 > 2,360 mm
The Smart Forfour 1.5 Brabus 177HP manual has 6 percent longer wheelbase than Suzuki. As a result the Smart is more safe and has a better stability. Moreover, longer wheelbase affects convenient and more comfortable traveling.


3,752 > 3,618 mm
The Smart is 134 mm longer than the Suzuki Ignis I 1.3 83HP. The length of the vehicle plays a role in respect of travelling comfort and room in the trunk. The Smart probably will be offering to it's passangers more room for legs. At the same time the Smart will be better driven but the Suzuki Ignis I will be a little easier to park because of shorter length .

Rear track

1,447 > 1,385 mm

Number of doors

4 > 3
The 3-door model of Suzuki Ignis I allows to easily put in luggage into a trunk, whereas four-door Smart Forfour features easier getting into the car, more quiet cabin but smaller boot lid.

Model release date

2004 > 2000
Given that the Suzuki Ignis I's production began only 4 years prior to the Smart Forfour, the distance in technology used in both cars is not really huge, however, the Smart Forfour 1.5 Brabus 177HP manual may feature a bit more new solutions used in it.

Front track

1,461 > 1,400 mm

End of model sale

2006 > 2003


1 reason for Suzuki Ignis I 1.3 83KM in comparison to Smart Forfour 1.5 Brabus 177HP manual

Reasons for


1,591 > 1,450 mm
The higher a vehicle is, the better is the comfort of boarding it and greater possibility of loading massive amount of luggage to it. The difference of 10 percent to the advantage of the Suzuki Ignis I is small and does not matter much.

Cars specifications

Smart Forfour 1.5 Brabus 177HP manual Suzuki Ignis I 1.3 83HP
    Price range popular popular
    Model release date 2004 2000
    Facelifting no no
    Class B B
    Payload 1,570 kg -
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