Suzuki Swift Sport review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:petrol
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RRP £21,580What Car? Target Price from£18,110

Introduction

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Over the past few years, the price of entry into the hot hatch class has gone through the roof. Where once upon a time there were plenty of fun pint-sized tearaways with attractive price tags, even once-cheap alternatives like the Suzuki Swift Sport have list prices that start with a two.

Still, Suzuki loves a good deal, whether you’re buying outright or on finance. So, while on the face of it this looks like a Ford Fiesta ST rival in terms of price, if you shop around the financial leap from a VW Up GTI or Abarth 595 might not be as much as you think.

The Swift Sport is faster than you might imagine, too. Sure, 129bhp from its mild-hybrid assisted turbocharged engine might not sound like a lot, but the Swift has light weight on its side. That led to quite a surprise during our performance tests, as you’ll find out on the next page.

But the Swift does sensible stuff, too. It’s a proper five-door five seater that also comes packed with luxuries that are often reserved for the options list on rivals. You’ll also find plenty of advanced safety kit, some of which isn’t even optional among certain similarly sized rivals.

So, read on to find out whether the Swift lives up to its name, how it gets around a bend, what it’s like inside and what it’ll cost you. And if it, or any other car tickles your fancy, don’t forget to have a nose at our new car buying pages for big savings whether you’re buying outright or looking to spread out the cost with finance.

At a glance

Number of trims1 see more
Available fuel typespetrol
MPG range across all versions50.1 - 50.1
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles

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RRP price £21,580
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£18,110
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