Suzuki Swift Sport review

Category: Hot hatch

Section: Costs & verdict

Suzuki Swift Sport 2020 infotainment
  • Suzuki Swift Sport 2020 front cornering
  • Suzuki Swift Sport 2020 rear cornering
  • Suzuki Swift Sport 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Suzuki Swift Sport 2020 rear seats
  • Suzuki Swift Sport 2020 infotainment
  • Suzuki Swift Sport 2020 left panning
  • Suzuki Swift Sport 2020 front studio
  • Suzuki Swift Sport 2020 left studio
  • Suzuki Swift Sport 2020 rear studio
  • Suzuki Swift Sport 2020 front seats
  • Suzuki Swift Sport 2020 boot open
  • Suzuki Swift Sport 2020 front cornering
  • Suzuki Swift Sport 2020 rear cornering
  • Suzuki Swift Sport 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Suzuki Swift Sport 2020 rear seats
  • Suzuki Swift Sport 2020 infotainment
  • Suzuki Swift Sport 2020 left panning
  • Suzuki Swift Sport 2020 front studio
  • Suzuki Swift Sport 2020 left studio
  • Suzuki Swift Sport 2020 rear studio
  • Suzuki Swift Sport 2020 front seats
  • Suzuki Swift Sport 2020 boot open
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Suzuki would argue that the Swift Sport is a true competitor to cars such as the Ford Fiesta ST. In reality, the Swift sits somewhere between the pricier, more powerful Fiesta and the cheaper, slower Volkswagen Up GTI.

That said, perhaps the Swift Sport’s comprehensive list of standard kit will help the medicine go down. There is just one fully loaded trim level available, which gives you all the features we’ve mentioned so far, as well as climate control, keyless entry/start and 17in alloy wheels.

Overview

The Suzuki Swift Sport is well equipped and fun to drive, but a high list price and underwhelming handling stop it from achieving hot hatch greatness

  • Fun at regular speeds
  • Very well equipped
  • Cheap to run
  • A lot pricier than VW Up GTI
  • Less exciting than more senior hot hatches
  • Interior quality could be better