The fun-loving Suzuki Swift is a fantastic all-rounder, which gives other hatchbacks in its class a run for their money. The Swift’s perky front-end and perfectly proportioned rear looks good from every angle, a trait that is replicated in its clean and crisp cabin. Cheap to buy and equally affordable to run, the Swift can deliver up to 72.4 MPG combined. On straight roads the 1.2-petrol and 1.6-litre petrol powertrains deliver plenty of grunt, while sharp suspension and precise steering also deliver tremendous enjoyment in the corners. A 4x4 model is on offer for drivers that require maximum grip in all conditions, while a Euro NCAP 5 star rating underlines the Swift’s safety credentials.
You see it, you want it. The Swift is an alluring blend of sportiness and elegance, with a classless and desirable design. It stands out for the right reasons, and especially in SZ-T, SZ-5 and Attitude specification with 16” alloy wheels.
With nimble handling and flexible performance from a range of mild hybrid and Boosterjet petrol engines, the Swift is a rewarding way to get around. Top-spec SZ5 models come with adaptive cruise control to make life on the road easier.
It might look like a 3-door, but the Swift is actually a 5-door with clever recessed rear door handles. Inside, there’s space for five passengers and a 264-litre boot with 60-40 split-folding rear seats. So, feel free to go on those big shopping trips.
Living with it
The Swift is remarkably refined at higher speeds. At low speeds, it cruises around with a subtle ride. This makes it a pleasure on all journeys. SZ-T models onwards feature Bluetooth and smartphone linkage with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto.