Suzuki’s DF175 is based on an inline four cylinder DOHC powerhead with a 2,867cm³ (174.9 cu.in.) displacement. While the large displacement contributes greatly to producing exceptional acceleration and torque, it doesn’t mean that they are comparatively larger and heavier in size. On the contrary, Suzuki’s engineers have targeted this big block motor to be one of the lightest four strokes in the 175 HP class.

Recommended Transom Height (inches) L: 20 X: 25
Starting System Electric
Weight LBS L: 474 X: 485
Engine Type DOHC 16-Valve
Fuel Delivery System Multi Point Sequential Electronic Fuel Injection
No. Of Cylinders 4
Piston Displacement inches (cc) 174.9 (2867)
Bore X Stroke Inches (mm) 3.81 x 3.81 (97 x 97)
Maximum Output HP 175
Operating Range (RPM) 5500-6100
Steering Remote
Choke N/A
Oil Pan Capacity quarts (liter) 8.5 (8.0)
Ignition System Solid State Direct Ignition
Alternator 12V 44A
Trim Position Power Trim and Tilt
Gear Ratio 2.50:1
Standard Propeller Optional See Dealer
Propeller Selection 17 – 29
  • Multi Point Sequential Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Variable Valve Timing System
  • Multi-Stage Induction System
  • Two-Stage Gear Reduction System
  • Offset Driveshaft
  • Direct Ignition
  • Thrust Mount System
  • Over-Rev. Limiter
  • Low Oil Pressure Caution
  • Fully Transistorized Ignition
  • Timing Chain
  • Fresh Water Flushing System
  • Power Trim and Tilt
  • Tilt Limit
  • Speedometer Pickup of Gear Case
  • Suzuki Anti-Corrosion System


Model Name: DF175 175 Verado™
Manufacturer: Suzuki Mercury
Horsepower: 175 175
Shaft Length (Inches): L (20), X (25) L (20), X (25)
Weight (Lbs): L (474), X (485) L (510), X (527)
Cylinders: In-line 4 In-line 4
Valves Per Cylinder: DOHC 4 Valves Per Cyl DOHC 4 Valves Per Cyl
Valve Train Drive: Self adjusting oil bathed chain with variable valve timing Single overhead timing belt
Displacement: 174.9 cu. in. (2867 cc) 105.7 cu. in. (1732 cc)
Bore and Stroke (Inches/mm): 3.81 x 3.81 in. (97 x 97 mm) 3.23 x 3.23 in. (82 x 82 mm)
Operating Range (RPM): 5500-6100 5800-6400
Induction System: EFI – Multi Stage Induction EFI Super Charged
Starting System: Electric Start w/ Suzuki EFI Electric
Lubrication: Wet sump Wet sump
Oil Tank Capacity: 8.0 qt. (7.6 lit.) 6.3 qt. (6.0 lit)
Ignition: Solid State Electronic Digital Inductive
Alternator: 12V 44A 12V 70A
Trim Type: Power Trim and Tilt Power Trim and Tilt
Gear Ratio: 2.50:1 2.08:1
CARB Emissions Rating: 3-Star Ultra Low 2-Star Very-Low
Standard Propeller (Blades x Dia. x Pitches (Ins.)): Optional – See Dealer Unknown
Counter Rotation: Available Available
Range of Avail. Optional Propeller Pitches: 17 – 27 Unknown
Steering: Remote Unknown

DF175 Advantages

Over Honda
  • No Comparable 4-Stroke Model
Over Mercury
  • 474 lbs to 478 lbs, lightweight, compact design, better power to weight ratio
  • Natural Aspiration vs. SuperCharge. Every Authorized Suzuki Dealer can service vs. Limited Authorized Service Centers
  • Offset Drive shaft. Better balance on the transom.
  • Self adjusting oil bathed timing chain vs. over head belt. No belt maintenance or adjustment necessary.
  • Variable Valve Timing for better midrange torque
  • Easy access Shim & Bucket valve adjustment quick and accurate valve adjustment vs. expensive service
  • 174 cu. in. vs. 106 cu. in. No replacement for displacement.
  • 2.50 : 1 vs. 2.00 :1. Lower gear ratio to swing a larger prop for improved acceleration
  • Dual Engine Flushing Ports
Over Yamaha
  • No Comparable 4-Stroke Model