What Car? says...
Did you ever get told off at the dinner table for eating your favourite bits and leaving the rest? Of course you did. If ever there’s been an example of taking the sausage and chips but leaving the peas, it’s the Suzuki Swace family estate car.
You see, the Swace is the latest result of the collaboration between Suzuki and Toyota (following on from the Suzuki Across, which itself was almost identical to the Toyota RAV4), and is essentially a Toyota Corolla Touring Sports in disguise. While Toyota offers a full meal of Corolla hatchback, saloon and estate forms, Suzuki takes only the tasty estate and pushes the rest to the side of its plate.
That means both cars face competition from the same rivals, including such family favourites as the Ford Focus Estate, Skoda Octavia Estate and Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer, as well as less established models such as the Hyundai i30 Tourer and Kia Ceed Sportswagon.
So, does the Suzuki Swace show its cousin how it’s done, or should you just stick with the Corolla? Or, in fact, are you better off with another of the great estate cars on the market? Read on through this review and we’ll tell you everything about it, including which are the best versions to buy.
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|RRP price range||£27,499 - £29,299|
|Number of trims (see all)||2|
|Number of engines (see all)||1|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||hybrid|
|MPG range across all versions||64.2 - 64.2|
|Available doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£1,310 / £1,396|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£2,619 / £2,792|