Suzuki Swift review

Category: Small car

Section: Accessibility & Motability

Suzuki Swift 2019 RHD dashboard and front seats
  • 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:
  • Motability - Access
  • Motability - Storage
  • Motability - Ease of use and options

Accessibility & Motability

Usability for people with disability or their carers

Motability - Access

The Suzuki Swift driver's door opens 67 degrees. That's a reasonably wide opening angle by small car standards, although not as generous as the Vauxhall Corsa's 71 degrees.

The seat is height-adjustable, so you can sit from 585mm to 624mm above the ground. That’s higher than in most small cars, so if you’re after a high-riding driving position, the Swift is a good choice. The Citroën C3 and Peugeot 208 are also worth considering, though, because they put you even higher el doesn't adjust for reach unless you plump for the range-topping SZ5.

When it comes to loading up the boot, the 723mm height of the boot sill from the ground is broadly typical for a small car, but the 242mm drop from the sill to the boot floor is high, and might make loading and unloading harder.

Motability - Ease of use and options

As mentioned in the driving section, there is just one engine choice for the Swift: a 1.2-litre petrol with mild-hybrid assistance. It's available with two or four-wheel drive, but if you want an automatic gearbox, you’ll have to have 2WD (the Allgrip 4x4 is only available with a five-speed manual).

There are three specification levels: SZ-L, SZ-T and SZ5. In most respects, the basic model is well equipped, although oddly the steering wheel doesn't adjust for reach unless you plump for the range-topping SZ5.

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