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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

The standard Swift has a very good interior but the Sport version improves it further with bucket seats and red fabric door inserts that highlight that this is the range-topping model. It’s easy to get comfortable – the sporty-looking steering wheel is height-adjustable and has integrated audio controls, so you can change the volume and radio stations on the move.

Plus all the buttons on the dash are chunky, simple to use and easy to read. The bucket sports seats do a good job of holding the driver in place and are surprisingly comfortable, although they may be a little tight for some. The clock, outside temperature gauge and fuel consumption calculator are displayed in red in a central housing on the dashboard while the raised driving position gives good all-round visibility.

The interior is easy to live with, though the bucket seats can get uncomfortable on longer trips and they’re not ideal for larger passengers. At motorway speeds, the engine is working pretty hard and it’s noisy in the cabin but standard climate control makes summer journeys more bearable and gets rid of condensation in winter. There’s plenty of passenger room though, especially for those in the front, but the back seats are a little tight on space, but this is the case with all three-door cars this size.