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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

The Swift earned a four-star rating from Euro NCAP, but newer rivals are gaining the maximum five star rating. All models feature driver and passenger front and side airbags as standard, together with full length curtain airbags. The brake and clutch pedals are designed so reduce the less risk of driver leg injury in an impact while the Swift also has front seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters, energy absorbing trim, three point seatbelts for all seats and child seat Isofix attachments on the rear seat.

With 213 litres of boot space the Swift offers adequate boot space - although alternatives like the Renault Clio and Ford Fiesta boast more. The luggage area is easy to access and unload though while the rear seats split 60/40 and fold flat for added room. Cubbyholes and cupholders are dotted around the cabin and there's a storage tray under the passenger's seat.

The 1.5 GLX and 1.3 DDiS models also feature keyless entry for simple door unlocking/locking and engine start-up. With this system, there is no fumbling to insert a key in the lock or press a remote, all you need to do is have the key on your person and press the small black button on the door handle to unlock. Once inside the car, the ignition can simply be twisted to start and stop the engine

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Suzuki Swift Hatchback (05-11).

  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Metallic Paint
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Attitude equipment

Attitude standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Metallic Paint
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
Attitude optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels

DDiS equipment

DDiS standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
DDiS optional equipment
None available

GL equipment

GL standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Electric mirrors
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
GL optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts

GL Attitude equipment

GL Attitude standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Space saver spare wheel
GL Attitude optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Service indicator
  • Steel wheels

GLX equipment

GLX standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
GLX optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel

SZ2 equipment

SZ2 standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
SZ2 optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts

SZ3 equipment

SZ3 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Steel wheels
SZ3 optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts

SZ4 equipment

SZ4 standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
SZ4 optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts

SZ-L equipment

SZ-L standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Metallic Paint
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
SZ-L optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Suzuki Swift Hatchback (05-11) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 4 stars
  • Child Occupant - 3 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 3 stars

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.