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Equipment

4.3 out of 5 4.3
  • Impressive standard kit across all trim levels
  • Top-spec SZ5 car gets comprehensive equipment list
  • No optional equipment available on the Swift

The Swift impresses on the equipment front, offering a good base spec and exceptional kit levels in the top of the range-topping SZ5.

Standard Suzuki Swift Hatchback equipment 

Included in the base SZ3 spec is all the small-car essentials such as air-con, Bluetooth phone connectivity, front electric windows and DAB digital radio.

Upgrade to the SZ-T trim – expected to be the highest selling variant – and goodies such as Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, a rear view camera, 16-inch alloy wheels and front fog lamps are thrown in. 

Top-spec SZ5 is where the vast majority of the fancy equipment comes in, however. Sat-nav, climate control, LED headlamps with high beam assist, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry/start, 16-inch alloy wheels and telescopic steering wheel adjustment are part of the mountain of kit added to the flagship trim level.

SZ5 is also the only spec level to feature autonomous emergency braking.

Optional Suzuki Swift Hatchback accessories 

Suzuki deliberately offers the Swift with no extra optional equipment, thus simplifying the buying process. However, customers can take their car to the dealership and order exterior colour packs, adding visual additions such as stripes, coloured wing mirrors and wheels. These can be bought, fitted to the car and swapped over at will. 

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Suzuki Swift Hatchback.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Sport optional equipment
None available

SZ3 equipment

SZ3 standard equipment
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Steel wheels
SZ3 optional equipment
None available

SZ5 equipment

SZ5 standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
SZ5 optional equipment
None available

SZ-T equipment

SZ-T standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
SZ-T optional equipment
None available

Safety

4.3 out of 5 4.3
  • Not yet crash-tested by Euro NCAP 
  • Expected to achieve four or five stars 
  • Autonomous emergency braking only available on top spec

Although the fifth-generation Suzuki Swift has yet to be crash-tested by the experts at Euro NCAP, the brand expects the small hatchback to score five stars when the safety results are announced. 

While the usual safety kit such as all-round airbags, ABS brakes and electronic stability control is standard across the whole Swift range, autonomous emergency braking is frustratingly restricted to the range-topping SZ5 models.

READ: Our Swift Sport long-termer has some rather sensitive safety systems

Referred to by Suzuki as Dual Sensor Brake Support, it will attempt to stop the car if an impending collision is detected from 3mph to 62mph. It’s a useful bit of safety kit and could save your life one day, hence why SZ3 and SZT spec cars won’t achieve as high a safety rating as the flagship SZ5 car.

Not that we would recommend it unless it’s essential for where you live in Britain, but the Swift’s also available with Suzuki’s AllGrip four-wheel drive system. In many instances, most Swift drivers would be served just as well with a regular front-wheel drive model fitted with winter tyres.

WATCH: Suzuki Swift Euro NCAP crash test video

Euro NCAP Rating – 3 stars

The Suzuki Swift Hatchback was tested by Euro NCAP in 2017 and was awarded a 3 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

3 star rating
Test 2017
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 83%
Child Occupant: 75%
Pedestrian: 69%
Safety Assist: 25%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.

Interior & boot space

4 out of 5 4.0
  • Passenger room is competitive with its supermini rivals
  • Boot larger than last model, but still not class leading
  • Noticeably lower seating position than before 

Although the Swift is shorter than before, it’s also roomier inside, thanks to having a longer wheelbase. So you get more legroom, and thanks to lower-mounted seats which leave you a more reclined driving position than before, there’s more headroom front and rear.

Journeys with three adults in the back are best kept short, but there’s enough legroom and overall cabin width to offer rear passengers a surprisingly comfortable environment. Note however that rear electric windows are only available on the top-spec SZ5 model.

There’s a strong range of cubbies and cupholders in the front cabin, too, even if the materials surrounding them does feel a little cheap. 

The boot capacity is 265 litres, which is 54 litres up from before – but it’s no class leader. It has a high loading lip, which makes putting heavy objects in more difficult than it needs to be. If you want the roomiest, grab a Skoda Fabia, Dacia Sandero or Kia Rio.

How does the boot space compare?

Check the table below to see how the Suzuki Swift Hatchback compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.

Model Boot space
Skoda Fabia Hatchback 322 litres
Citroën C3 300 litres
Ford Fiesta (08-17) 290 litres
Suzuki Swift Hatchback 265 litres