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Daihatsu Sirion

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Daihatsu Sirion

The Daihatsu Sirion is surprisingly spacious for it's size

Engine Engine power Fuel consumption Fuel type 0-100 (0-60) Top speed
1.0 68 hp 5 l/100km Petrol ? ?
1.3 86 hp 5.8 l/100km Petrol ? ?

Body type Hatchback
Number of doors 5
Number of seats 5
Engine position Front
Driven wheels Front
Length 3 600 mm
Width 1 665 mm
Height 1 550 mm
Wheelbase ?
Ground clearance ?
Weight (normal) ?
Weight (max) ?
Boot space (min) 225 l
Boot space (max) 630 l
Fuel capacity ?


   The redesigned Daihatsu Sirion is produced since 2005.

   It is offered with two petrol engines. The entry-level 1.0-liter engine was originally developed by Toyota for the Aygo. Both of the units are lively enough to keep up with the traffic, while the 1.3-liter engine has more breath on the faster roads, however you will need to work the manual gearbox hard to get most of it's power.

   The Daihatsu Sirion has a soft ride and rides nicely in town over broken surfaces and urban potholes. Unfortunately the downside is that this short and tall car has too much body roll on the twisted roads. It is also short on grip and has a light steering, so watch out for the sharp bends.

   Both engines are loud, while the 1.0-lite unit is particularly noisy when the revs go up. Things get better at the motorway speed as wind and road noises are reasonably isolated.

   The Daihatsu Sirion has a good value for money. It is cheap to buy and running costs are low. The 1.0-liter model consumes only 5 liters of petrol on the combined cycle. Unfortunately when it comes to sell this car it will loose half of it's value in three years. Daihatsu is famous for building well-built cars, so reliability shouldn't be a concern.

   Inside the car everything is built-to-last. It is noticeable that durability was preferred to appealing interior. However it retains a stylish dashboard which is easy to use and has a clean and simple arrangement.

   Steering wheel moves for height only and height-adjustable seat comes with a SE trim only, but it is easy to find a comfortable driving position. This small Daihatsu also has a good all-round visibility.

   The Sirion's tall body given an excellent headroom for the front occupants. Furthermore the large glass area gives an impression that it is a bigger car than it really is. The rear accommodation puts some of it's rivals to shame. The rear passengers also have plenty of head- and legroom. The boot has only average size for the class, but it is well shaped. The rear seats can be folded creating a totally flat loading bay to take larger items.

   The Daihatsu Sirion comes with front and side airbags fitted as standard. Anti-lock brakes are also on the list, while curtain airbags are optional. Unfortunately there are no deadlocks to keep the thieves away.

   The Sirion is generously equipped comparing to some of it's even more expensive rivals. The entry-level S trim comes with an air conditioning, all electric windows, CD player and remote central locking. The SE trim adds electronic door mirrors, alloy wheels and reversing sensors.

   Production of the Daihatsu Sirion still continues.


   Advantages: The Daihatsu Sirion is surprisingly spacious for it's size. Furthermore it is well equipped and has a good value for money. Solidly built and should be trouble-free.

   Disadvantages: Noisy engines and stodgy handling.

   Also consider: Kia Picanto, VW Fox.


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