This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Suzuki Swift Sport (12-16) review.

Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 40 - 40 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

It’s good value in the first place and comes kitted-out with an impressive amount of features. It means that you don’t have to buy expensive options, as you would for a MINI, for example. Ongoing running costs are about average for a car of this size and power. Fuel consumption comes in at 40mpg and Suzuki servicing costs tend to be very reasonable, however prices for some parts can be a bit on the high side.

The Swift performs well on the eco front. Putting out 171g/km of CO2 up, its emissions are quite low for a sporty small hatch. The Swift Sport is also fairly economical, averaging 40mpg.

As with all Suzukis, the Swift is proving to be very reliable. Only a few small, niggling, faults have been reported by owners and these have been cleared up under warranty.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £220 - £265
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Insurance group 23
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