The Suzuki Swift is a rival to small cars such as the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa. Unlike most of its competitors, which have numerous trim levels to choose from, the Swift gives you just four, and no diesel engine option, either.
Instead, for the regular versions you have a choice of two variations of the same 1.2-litre petrol engine; both offer similar performance, but one has lower emissions and better fuel consumption.
Most models come with a manual gearbox, but on higher-end trims you can choose an auto ‘box, or, unusually for the class, the option of four-wheel drive. There’s also the offer of three or five-door body styles on many variants.
This Suzuki’s appeal lies in its low prices, high specification and fun character. It’s sportier and more youthful than many of its rivals, especially so in Sport form.
In fact the Swift Sport is our favourite version – a junior hot hatch that’s affordable to buy and insure, and very entertaining to drive.