Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Suzuki Swift hatchback?
Top-spec SZ5 models come with diamond-cut alloy wheels that are more costly to repair if they’re kerbed, so have a good look at the car to spot any damage.
Some models come with a reversing camera, but there are no parking sensors, so check the bodywork and bumpers for any dents or scrapes. Paint repairs can be expensive, and if not done correctly, could lead to future rust issues.
Have a good look at the interior for evidence of damaged plastics. While it is tough, shiny plastic trim does show up scratches quite easily.
If you want to set up a smartphone connection using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, you will need to have the handbrake on before the system will allow you to do this.
What are the most common problems with a used Suzuki Swift hatchback?
The Suzuki Swift wasn’t included in our latest reliability survey but we haven’t come across any major reliability problems yet. Suzuki as a brand came fourth out of 32 manufacturers, though – an excellent result.
If you would like to see the full reliability list for small cars, head to the What Car? reliability survey for more information.