Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
Small on the outside and big on the inside is what Suzuki was aiming for with the Swift and, up front, at least, they have succeeded. You’ll not be uncomfortably close to your front-seat passenger, and tall drivers can move their seat back a decent amount and lower it enough to have decent head room.
Storage is pretty much standard fare for the class. The door pockets are big enough to carry a 500ml bottle upright and the glovebox is a decent size. You also get a pair of small cupholders, a smartphone-sized shelf and a tray behind the gear lever that’s perfect for loose change.
There’s little in the way of storage space, too, with a map pocket on the back of the front passenger seat and a bottle-sized cubby on the doors.
Seat folding and flexibility
Don’t expect anything special from the Swift here; the rear seats split and fold 60/40 as standard but that’s about as flexible as it gets. The rear seatbacks don’t recline to offer a more comfortable seating position or to increase boot space, and, once folded down, the rear seats leave a fairly pronounced step in the boot floor.
While every Swift has a height-adjustable driver’s seat, none offer adjustable lumbar support for either driver or passenger.