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4.5 out of 5 4.5
Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
Suzuki Swift Hatchback (2005 - 2011) Review Video
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At a glance

New price £9,186 - £11,968
Used price £745 - £6,680
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £30 - £265
Insurance group 10 - 20 How much is it to insure?


Good value and well equipped, great fun to drive, distinctive styling, economical diesel available, roomy cabin


Fairly small boot

Suzuki Swift Hatchback rivals

4 out of 5 4.0

Written by David Ross on

It may lack the badge kudos of the Corsa or Clio but the Swift is a superb small car that is every bit the equal of more expensive hatchbacks. It’s stylish and sporty looks mean it stands out from the crowd of usual suspects and with plenty of interior space along with a neat, well built cabin, it is also practical. The excellent ride means it’s comfortable on the move but the best thing about the Swift is the handling – sharp and responsive it makes the little Suzuki great fun to drive in town and on the open road.

Affordable prices, generous equipment levels and a diesel option only add to the attractive package – in short it’s one of the best small cars on sale.

Suzuki Swift Hatchback rivals

4 out of 5 4.0

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