What used Suzuki Swift hatchback will I get for my budget?
Prices for a Suzuki Swift at the time of writing start at around £9000 for a 2017 1.2-litre SZ3 car, but since this is a fairly new model prices are still changing relatively rapidly. To keep up to date with used Swift prices, use our free valuation tool to make sure you are getting the best deal.
How much does it cost to run a Suzuki Swift hatchback?
All models have strong fuel economy figures, with only the automatic 1.0 petrol dipping below 60mpg.
The most economical model is the 109bhp 1.0 hybrid that has a combined figure of 65.7mpg, which is exactly the same as the entry-level 89bhp 1.2 petrol. If you go for the 1.2 fitted with the Allgrip four-wheel drive system, this figure drops to 62.8mpg. The 1.0 without hybrid assistance has an average figure of 61.4mpg, or 56.5mpg with the six-speed automatic.
Most Swifts will cost you £140 per year to tax, but top-spec SZ5 models come with the SHVS hybrid system (unless you’re looking at the automatic version), which qualifies for a small discount on annual road tax to £130, since it’s an alternative-fuel vehicle.
Servicing costs are in line with rivals and you can even take out a service plan that covers three years' worth of maintenance costs on any Suzuki model up to six years of age. Insurance shouldn’t be too bad either, even for young drivers.