4-way comparison: Suzuki Celerio vs. Toyota Wigo vs. Honda Brio vs. Mitsubishi Mirage


If you think the mini-hatchback segment in the Philippines is slowing down, you’d be sorely mistaken. Mini-Hatchbacks have been selling in droves despite the market trending towards bigger and taller vehicles.

This demand has forced manufacturers to still release updated or all-new versions of their mini-hatchback contenders. The most recent entrant is the all-new Suzuki Celerio.

Suzuki is a master when it comes to making small vehicles, and the all-new Suzuki Celerio has its work cut out for it.

As is with all our comparisons, How does the all-new Suzuki Celerio stack up against the competition?

Do take note that for the purpose of this comparison, we chose to highlight the top-of-the-line variants of each model.

Below are the criteria we used, which are based on what we think matters most to the consumers.

Suzuki Celerio New 2022

Suzuki Celerio GL – AGS

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Dimensions (Length x Width x Height): 3,695mm x 1,665mm x 1,555mm

Ground clearance: 170mm

Engine: 1.0 Liter 3-cylinder 12 valve with Dual VVT, Gasoline

Power and Torque: 67PS and 89Nm

Transmission: 5 AGS (Automated Manual Transmission)

Fuel Tank Capacity: 32 Liters

Infotainment: 6.2” Display Audio with Bluetooth connectivity.

Safety: anti-lock brakes, brake assist, hill-start assist, vehicle stability control, ISOFIX anchors for child seats, two airbags, rear parking sensors.

Price: PHP 754,000

Toyota Wigo Trd

Toyota Wigo 1.0 TRD S AT

Dimensions (Length x Width x Height): 3,700mm x 1,600mm x 1,520mm

Ground clearance: 180mm

Engine: 1.0 Liter 3-cylinder Gasoline

Power and Torque: 66PS and 89Nm

Transmission: 4 AT

Fuel Tank Capacity: 33 Liters

Infotainment:  Display Audio Screen with Bluetooth connectivity, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay

Safety: anti-lock brakes, ISOFIX anchors for child seats, two airbags, rear parking sensors, rear backup camera

Price: PHP 700,000

Honda Brio Rs

Honda Brio 1.2 RS Black Top CVT

Dimensions (Length x Width x Height): 3,815mm x 1,680mm x 1,485mm

Ground clearance: 137mm

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Engine: 1.2 Liter 4-cylinder SOHC i-VTEC, Gasoline

Power and Torque: 66PS and 110Nm

Transmission: CVT

Fuel Tank Capacity: 35 Liters

Infotainment: 7” Display Audio with Bluetooth connectivity.

Safety: anti-lock brakes, ISOFIX anchors for child seats, two airbags, rear parking sensors, rear camera.

Price: PHP 735,000

Mitsubishi Mirage

Mitsubishi Mirage GLX CVT

Dimensions (Length x Width x Height): 3,795mm x 1,665mm x 1,500mm

Ground clearance: 160mm

Engine: 1.2 Liter 3-cylinder DOHC MIVEC, Gasoline

Power and Torque: 77.5PS and 100Nm

Transmission: INVECS-III CVT

Fuel Tank Capacity: 35 Liters

Infotainment: 6.75” Display Audio with Bluetooth connectivity, with Mirror Link Feature

Safety: anti-lock brakes, two airbags

Price: PHP 772,000


Given the specs above, I think it’s a “dead heat” between the Honda Brio and the all-new Suzuki Celerio. The Honda Brio bests the Celerio in terms of size and engine torque (which is important). While the all-new Suzuki Celerio one-ups the Honda Brio with regard to safety and ground clearance. Both the Honda Brio and Suzuki Celerio are priced high, although they do come with the aforementioned features above.

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As for the Toyota Wigo and Mitsubishi Mirage, it’s a tale of opposite ends of the spectrum. While the Wigo is the most affordable option all it has going for it is the highest ground clearance at 180mm and has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Mitsubishi Mirage on the other hand is the second most expensive option, while only besting its competition in terms of raw horsepower.

Also, it’s worth noting that the Celerio is the newest in almost all aspects compared to its competition. The Toyota Wigo, Mitsubishi Mirage, and Honda Brio have been around for a long time already. While these are still solid options, the Suzuki Celerio has definitely upped the ante. The Wigo, Mirage, and Brio are in need of a significant upgrade, or all-new models.

Again, this is just my opinion, should you want to look at either of these vehicles we do encourage you to do so.

Pablo Salapantan

Pablo Salapantan

Pablo's first word was probably "Car", and this has developed into a personal passion that has consumed his professional life as well.

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