Suzuki Swift review

Category: Small car

Section: Interior

Suzuki Swift
  • Suzuki Swift 2019 front tracking shot
  • Suzuki Swift 2019 rear tracking shot
  • Suzuki Swift
  • Suzuki Swift
  • Suzuki Swift 2019 RHD dashboard and front seats
  • Suzuki Swift 2019 infotainment
  • Suzuki Swift 2019 static front 3/4
  • Suzuki Swift 2019 static right side
  • Suzuki Swift 2019 static left rear 3/4
  • Suzuki Swift 2019 front tracking shot
  • Suzuki Swift 2019 rear tracking shot
  • Suzuki Swift
  • Suzuki Swift
  • Suzuki Swift 2019 RHD dashboard and front seats
  • Suzuki Swift 2019 infotainment
  • Suzuki Swift 2019 static front 3/4
  • Suzuki Swift 2019 static right side
  • Suzuki Swift 2019 static left rear 3/4
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In this section:
  • Driving position and dashboard
  • Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
  • Sat nav and infotainment
  • Quality

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Driving position and dashboard

Although all its major controls fall to hand and the gearlever’s location feels natural, getting comfortable behind the wheel of the Swift isn’t quite as easy as you might think. Although all models offer plenty of movement in the driver’s seat, including height adjustment, SZ3 and SZ-T only provide height steering wheel height adjustment. Only on range-topping SZ5 models can you make in-and-out adjustments for steering wheel reach. Most alternatives, including the Fiesta, have such adjustment as standard across the range.

Visibility, parking sensors and cameras

At the top of the range, SZ5 also adds Suzuki’s own sat nav, but we did find that there was noticeable lag when inputting an address. We suggest sticking with the smartphone mirroring found on lower grades.

Quality

Interior quality has never been one of Suzuki’s strong points and the new Swift does little to change things there. Everything inside is solidly screwed together, but the plastics are all hard, shiny and unattractive. Sure, hard plastics are common in this class – the Skoda Fabia only just outshines the Swift here – but we’ve come to expect nicer textures and soft-touch surfaces at common contact points such as the top of the dashboard. 

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