Suzuki Swift Sport Review

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Suzuki Swift Review

Suzuki Swift Sport ReviewSuzuki Swift Sport Road Test

Good handling is one of the Swift Sport’s strongest attributes. You can press on hard and enjoy the performance, and the car clings on to the bends with tidy sure-footedness. It is not skittish or unkempt, and it is gives good feedback to let you know what is happening down there at the wheels.

Ride and Handling

Good handling is one of the Swift Sport’s strongest attributes. You can press on hard and enjoy the performance, and the car clings on to the bends with tidy sure-footedness. It is not skittish or unkempt, and it is gives good feedback to let you know what is happening down there at the wheels. Although not quite MINI calibre for ride and handling, it comes surprisingly close. It sits on 17-inch alloys, and the ride quality is generally pretty comfortable. Although engineered in Japan, the car has undergone further development in the UK to ensure that the steering and suspension are correctly tuned for British roads. It has paid off in a car that feels energetic, well-sorted and forgiving.

Ease of Use

Size limits the Swift Sport’s ease of use. It is a four-seater with room for two adults in the back, but they will inevitably be pretty snug back there. A notable improvement over the previous model is the split-fold rear seat back that divides 60/40 to let you extend the luggage space when you want to travel three-up in the car. The boot is quite small at 211 litres, but that is bigger than a rival Renault Twingo (165 litres), although more restricted than a Citroen DS3 (285 litres). Fold down the back seats, and you can increase the Suzuki’s carrying capacity to 512 litres (compared with 285 litres in the Twingo and 980 litres in the DS3). Keyless entry is standard, letting you unlock the car door by touching a button on the door handle, so long as the key is with you in a pocket or bag.

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Suzuki Swift Road Test Data
Model ReviewedSuzuki Swift Sport
  
Body TypeHatchback
ColourBright Red
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph8.7 seconds
Top Speed 121 mph
  
Transmission6-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban33.6 mpg
Extra Urban54.3 mpg
Combined44.1 mpg
  
Insurance Group23
Euro NCAP Rating
Warranty3 years / 60,000 miles
Price (when tested on the 10/12/11)£13,500

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