Used Suzuki Swift Hatchback 2005 - 2012 review

Category: Small car

Section: What is it like?

2005 - 2012 review
Suzuki Swift Hatchback (05 - 12)
  • Suzuki Swift Hatchback (05 - 12)
  • Suzuki Swift Hatchback (05 - 12)
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What's the used Suzuki Swift hatchback like?

The Swift is great fun to drive, and when you consider how inexpensive it is, there aren't many cars that beat it.

The Suzuki has terrific handling, with tenacious grip and excellent body control and composure. The ride is firm, though, and larger bumps thump into the cabin.

It's good inside, too. The cabin looks smart and classy - a rarity in cars this cheap - and all the controls are simple to use. There's good space for four people, but the boot is on the small side. Both three- and five-door versions are available, with the former slightly more sporty to look at.

All models come well equipped and the only major criticism is that the Swift isn't the most refined of cars. The rev-hungry engines have plenty of power, but they get noisy on the motorway and there's a lot of wind- and road noise to contend with.