The Swift looks incredibly good value when viewed next to its main rivals at list price. It’s cheaper to buy than a Ford Fiesta, VW Polo, Skoda Fabia and comes with more equipment across its trim levels, too. It’s a little early to confirm whether finance deals will be better than rival ones, but with resale values looking fairly strong at this stage and with these low prices there’s no reason to think they won’t be competitive.
With such small engines, no version of the Swift is thirsty, the worst performer is the Boosterjet auto that gets an official combined 56.5mpg on the official economy cycle and emits 114g/km of carbon. If you can change your own gears, the Boosterjet manages 61.4mpg and 104g/km or 65.7mpg and 97g/km with the SHVS system - and is the best bet for company car drivers. The 1.2 Dualjet matches the fuel economy but is 1g/km worse at 98g/km. Even the 4WD 1.2 is good for 101g/km and 62.8mpg.
While the Swift’s servicing costs are about average at this level, it’s worth pointing out that its insurance costs are unusually high. It’s due to expensive repair costs, and hence a high group rating. Suzuki is aware and trying to sort out it, so it could lower over time.