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Suzuki Swift

(2017 - present)

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The Suzuki Swift is a supermini-class small hatchback. The current model was launched in the UK in 2017.

There is a performance model called the Swift Sport that sites above the regular Swift range. We are building a separate page for this model, so check back soon.

The Suzuki Swift has received a wider range of review scores from the UK motoring media than most cars, ranging from ‘Don’t Buy’ recommendations from some media sources to outstanding results from others. The poorer reviews are largely due to the Swift’s relatively poor three-star safety rating in standard form (four stars for the top-spec SZ5 model) when many rival cars have five-star safety ratings.

In its 2021 owners’ survey, What Car? rated the Suzuki Swift equal fourth (with the Hyundai i20) on its list of the most reliable small cars.

Key specifications

Body style: Five-door hatch
Engines: petrol only
Price: From £14,749 on-road

Launched: Spring 2017
Last updated: Autumn 2020
Replacement due: TBA

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MEDIA REVIEWS

Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

The Car Expert

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Auto Express

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Autocar

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Business Car

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Carbuyer

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Carwow

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Evo

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Green Car Guide

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Honest John

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Parkers

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Which?

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 3 stars
Date tested: May 2017

83%

ADULT OCCUPANT

75%

CHILD OCCUPANT

69%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

25%

SAFETY ASSIST

Note on safety rating
The Suzuki Swift received a three-star safety rating from Euro NCAP in standard specification, which in the UK applies to the Swift SZ3 and SZ-T models. The top-spec SZ5 model gets additional safety equipment included, which bumps it up to a four-star rating.

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Suzuki Swift has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP, and the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic. It is due to resume in the second half of the year.

Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the Suzuki Swift has received

2019

  • Honest John Awards – Real MPG Car of the Year

2017

  • Scottish Car of The Year Awards – Eco Award

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