Suzuki Swift I 1.0 50HP manual vs Volkswagen Beetle Standard 1.3 37HP

Suzuki Swift I 1.0 50HP manual

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8 reasons for

Suzuki Swift I, model available from 1983 to 1989.
It has 1.0 50HP petrol engine produced from 1983 to 1989.
Drive on the front axle has manual, 5 speed gearbox.

6 reasons for

Volkswagen Beetle Standard, model available from 1949 to 2003.
It has 1.3 37HP petrol engine produced from 1965 to 1970.
Drive has manual gearbox.

Volkswagen Beetle Standard 1.3 37HP

8 reasons for Suzuki Swift I 1.0 50KM manual in comparison to Volkswagen Beetle Standard 1.3 37HP

Reasons for

Maximal power

50 > 37 hp
The horsepower is a feature that most of car fans take into consideration at first when buying a car. In this comparison it is the Suzuki Swift I which has by 13 more horsepower when compared to the Volkswagen Beetle Standard. As a result the Suzuki Swift I is able to reach higher velocity. Having more horsepower the Suzuki Swift I 1.0 50HP manual will also provide more flexiblility in specific gears.


1,600 > 1,554 mm
The width of the vehicle influences on passanger's inner room and stability of driving. The Suzuki Swift I is 3 % wider in comparison to the Volkswagen Beetle Standard 1.3 37HP. It is clearly felt by driver and passenger in front, who have more space for their elbows.

Rear track

1,385 > 1,349 mm

Number of doors

3 > 2
An owner of the Suzuki gets a one door more at the back of a car. It will enable him to put things into a boot in easier way, especialy when we are talking about things of big size. Passages of both cars who are to seat in the rear have to get in a car through a front door which needs folding a front seat.


1,540 > 1,500 mm
The higher a car is, the the more convenient is a getting in to it and greater capacity of carrying big amount of stuff to it. The difference of 40 mm to the advantage of the Suzuki Swift I 1.0 50HP manual is insignificant and does not matter much.

Model release date

1983 > 1949

Number of seats

5 > 4

Front track

1,404 > 1,312 mm


6 reasons for Volkswagen Garbus Standard 1.3 37KM in comparison to Suzuki Swift I 1.0 50HP manual

Reasons for


2,403 > 2,365 mm
Volkswagen has 38 mm longer wheelbase in comparison to the Suzuki. A longer wheelbase provides more stable and comfortable ride, especially at higher speeds. It also gives more storage space. But, vehicles with a longer wheelbase will not be as maneuverable as those with a shorter wheelbase.


4 > 3

Engine capacity

1,285 > 994 cc
The engine size of the Volkswagen Beetle Standard 1.3 37HP is by 291 cc greater in relation to the Suzuki Swift I. In a consequence the Suzuki Swift I 1.0 50HP manual will consume less fuel, however, the engine of the Volkswagen Beetle will be of better performance, running more smoothly and more durable.


4,076 > 3,614 mm
The Volkswagen Beetle Standard 1.3 37HP is 462 mm longer than the Suzuki Swift I 1.0 50HP manual. The length of the car is important in terms of travelling comfort and space in the boot. The Volkswagen Beetle preasumbly will be offering to it's users more room for legs. Aditionally the Volkswagen Beetle Standard will be better driven but the Suzuki Swift I will be a little easier to park because of shorter length .

Cylinder layout

boxer > inline
A Boxer engine put inside the Volkswagen Beetle is significantly better because it is smaller and produces less vibrations in relation to In-line engine. What is more it is worth knowing that its horizontal configuration results in that a vehicle has a lower center of gravity what affects the better grip. The advantage of engine which cylinders are arranged in a line, like the one inside the Suzuki Swift I 1.0 50HP manual, is that because of its simplicity of construction it can be cheaper compared to other types of engines.

End of model sale

2003 > 1989

Cars specifications

Suzuki Swift I 1.0 50HP manual Volkswagen Beetle Standard 1.3 37HP
    Price range popular popular
    Model release date 1983 1949
    Facelifting no no
    Class B B
    End of model sale 1989 2003

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