Suzuki Swift

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How much does the Suzuki Swift cost to run?

The 1.2L petrol is the most economical Suzuki Swift to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Suzuki Swift 1.2L petrol is free to tax, as it sits in tax band A.

It does almost 66 MPG on average, which means it will cost £9.00* in petrol every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Peugeot 208 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Citroen C3 1.2L petrol.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 10, which is lower than the Citroen C3 1.2L petrol, but higher than the Audi A1 1.2L petrol. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Ford KA+ has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.0L petrol1.2L petrol1.3L petrol1.4L petrol1.5L petrol
mpg56.4 - 65.750.4 - 65.748.750.443.5
emissions97 - 11498 - 129140125153
tax£0.00 - £30.00£0.00 - £125.00£145.00£125.00£200.00
insuranceGroup 25 - 27Group 8 - 23Group 16 - 18Group 35Group 18

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Suzuki Swift: How big is the boot?

The Suzuki Swift has a below average boot space (216 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair. Alternatively you could load up with one large bag or one cabin bag instead.

Worth knowing, the Skoda Fabia estate is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 3 large bags with its 515 litres.

Is the Suzuki Swift easy to park?

The Suzuki Swift is very middle of the road - it fills just under three quarters of a space. There are lots of wider cars, but just as many that are narrower and feel easier to park. For example, the Hyundai I10.

If you park on the street regularly, this is one of the cars to shortlist. At 3831m long it gives you reasonable 969mm space to move the car in and out of the bay.

Which Suzuki Swift has the best performance?

The fastest Suzuki Swift from 0-60, is the 1.4L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 230 lbs/ft torque and 140 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 8.1 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Alfa Romeo Mito 1.4L petrol, which will beat your Suzuki Swift to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.0L petrol1.2L petrol1.3L petrol1.4L petrol1.5L petrol
zeroTo6210 - 10.611.9 - 13.5118.111.7
torque160 - 170118 - 120116230133
bhp11190 - 9492140102

What size caravan or trailer, can the Suzuki Swift tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Suzuki Swift 1.5L petrol which has 133 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1000kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.