They say that when you buy a small car, you shouldn’t expect too much from it, especially when it comes to space. While that can be true for most small cars, the Suzuki Celerio has one of the biggest cabin room among the small hatchbacks out there.
Here’s a closer look at the Celerio’s cabin to see how its age is a factor and how its egg-shaped body affected the overall amount of space inside the car.
Interior: Simple and straightforward
The Celerio has been around for quite some time and it shows. The plastics in its cabin is a bit dated compared to what the Suzuki cars these days have. With that in mind, the hatchback’s overall cabin isn’t really a letdown.
Beyond the plastics, the seats are pretty comfortable and the instrument cluster is legible, while the straightforward layout works really well for me to able to familiarize with the media unit. Although, there are two things that I wish the Celerio has: door elbow cushions and a better NVH insulation.
A few more things that I fuss about the Celerio include the deep cupholders and the not-so-deep door pockets for the driver and front passenger. The latter is a bit of a bummer as they don’t have bottle-holders, as most cars do, plus it’s really narrow. No, I won’t make the vegetable joke here anymore. Read the full review for that.
After the worsts, here’s what makes the Celerio a standout – its roomy rear cabin. I’m 5’6” with a medium built and there’s a lot of head- and leg-room for me at the back. Two of me would be cozy. Three? Not so.
Cargo Space: Quite expected
The Suzuki Celerio’s cargo area isn’t its best suit, as it’s just enough to fit a child stroller (without the lid) and a few grocery bags. As a consolation, the lip isn’t that high and the hatch opens widely, so loading heavy stuff into the trunk isn’t hellish.
Now, the rear backrests of the Celerio fold in 60:40 fashion, but they don’t fold flat to the floor. As a result, there’s an unusable space, which can be used for wider cargo items.