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Suzuki Swift Sport review

2006 - 2011 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 54.5

At a glance

Price new £12,830
Used prices £995 - £2,959
Road tax cost £240 - £290
Insurance group 23
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 396 miles
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Available fuel types


Pros & cons


Great value for money, attractive styling, good fun to drive, affordable running costs


Performance isn't in hot hatch territory

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


This is the fast and fun version of the Suzuki Swift. It’s powered by a 1.6-litre VVT engine and while it’s not the quickest, fastest or most powerful hot hatch on the market, it is one of the most fun to drive. Suzuki has tweaked the handling, given it larger alloys and added firmer suspension. There are also deeper bumpers, twin exhausts and a spoiler – as you’d expect from a sports model.

Inside, it not only looks upmarket but you also get bucket seats, racy red trimming and plenty of standard equipment. All-in-all it’s a tempting and cheaper alternative to the MINI Cooper and Ford Fiesta ST.