Suzuki Swift review

Category: Small car

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:petrol
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RRP £14,999What Car? Target Price from£12,999
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Introduction

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Mars bars. Parking spaces. Life savings. In today’s world, so many things seem to be getting smaller. Cars, though, seem to be swelling, and the Suzuki Swift is a notable exception. It was small from the beginning and this latest version makes a lot of sense in our increasingly congested cities, with their evil width restrictors and parking bays that seem to get smaller and smaller. 

While rivals have grown over the years, the Swift retains compact dimensions. It sits alongside other small-car offerings from Suzuki, such as the Celerio city car, funky Jimny SUV and chunkier Ignis SUV. It trades on value for money, undercutting comparable alternatives such as Ford Fiesta and VW Polo and being closer in price to the Skoda Fabia. There’s also a racier Swift Sport, which we’ve reviewed separately.

Don’t assume that affordable pricing leaves you without any choice: the Swift is available with naturally-aspirated and turbocharged petrol engines, a mild-hybrid set-up and even with four-wheel drive for security on rough roads, and even the occasional foray onto slippery surfaces such as grassy fields. It also promises competitive running costs and an enjoyable driving experience. But, is its competitive price enough to put the Swift ahead of more established competition? 

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.

At a glance

Number of trims4 see more
Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you? petrol
MPG range across all versions50.4 - 59.7
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max)£740 / £1,267
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£1,479 / £2,534

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