Driven: Suzuki Swift Sport Information

Model Tested: Suzuki Swift Sport

Price: £13,749.

The Suzuki Swift range starts at £10,799 for the ‘SZ2’ 1.2 petrol three door manual, rising to £13,749 for the tested ‘Sport’ model.

Good and Bad

Good Stuff: Brilliant handling, comfortable ride, good level of equipment, bargain price.

Bad Stuff: Light steering, bland plastics inside.


Maximum Speed: 121 mph
0-62 mph: 8.7 seconds

Economy and Costs

Official combined cycle fuel economy: 44.1 mpg
Front Seat Driver Test Route economy: 43.0 mpg
CO2 Emissions: 147 g/km
Road Tax Band: F / £140
Company Car Tax at 40%: £1,154.80

Technical Details

Engine: 1.6 litre four cylinder multi point injection petrol
Power: 134 bhp (136 PS)
Torque: 118 lb-ft (160 Nm)

Length: 3,890 mm
Width: 1,695 mm (exc mirrors)
Height: 1,510 mm
Wheelbase: 2,430 mm
Kerb weight: 1,045 kg

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Phil is a motoring writer for print and web, failed racing driver, car hoarder and banger rally competitor. Nominated for the Headline Auto Rising Star award and a MGMW member, Phil freelances for outlets as diverse as Diesel Car magazine, and Cambridge Magazine, amongst many others. He also maintains a fleet of unloved motors, but spends most of his time driving an old Corvette.

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