Suzuki Swift 2019 front tracking shot

Suzuki Swift review

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Mars bars. Parking spaces. Life savings. In today’s world, everything seems to be getting smaller. And, judging by its current range, it’s fair to say that Suzuki fancies itself as a small car specialist, as exemplified by the perfectly-formed Suzuki Swift that we’re looking at here.

The Swift is one of four pint-sized models Suzuki offers; there are also the economical Celerio city car, no-nonsense Jimny SUV and chunkier Ignis SUV. There’s also the sensible Baleno if you want something just a touch bigger.

Although it’s a competitor to the Ford Fiesta and Skoda Fabia, by balancing funky looks with passenger space and cargo-carrying capacity, the Swift also has an eye on more fashion conscious rivals such as the Fiat 500 and Mini Hatch.

But don’t think that being small means being simple: the Swift is available with a naturally-aspirated and turbocharged petrol engines, a mild-hybrid set-up and even with four-wheel drive for venturing into muddy environments. It also promises competitive running costs, impressive boot space and plenty of performance to suit driving both in and out of town.

Keep reading for our full review to see how it drives, what it’s like inside and how much it’ll cost to run. And, if you’ve  already made a swift decision, head to our New Car Buying pages to find out how you can save hundreds of pounds on your next purchase.

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