2022 Suzuki Swift Sport review

2022 Suzuki Swift Sport overview

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The Suzuki Swift Sport is a good automobile to start out my on-road evaluations! Suzuki is the corporate with which I began my skilled motorsport profession again in 2003, with the Suzuki Ignis Tremendous 1600 rally automobile.

On the rally phases the Suzuki was an actual over-achiever and with a small however responsive engine, it used its gentle and nimble chassis to hold unbelievable pace by means of the corners. Practically 20 years later, Suzuki has continued with this profitable method within the Suzuki Swift Sport Sequence II.

However like on the rally phases, competitors on this phase is fierce. The Swift Sport going up towards the Ford Fiesta ST, the VW Polo GTI and much-anticipated Hyundai i20 N – which we’ve got already examined on the CarExpert take a look at observe. 

With the value benefit narrowing and on-paper efficiency lagging behind the opposition, it might be simple to look elsewhere, however dig a bit of deeper and take a look at the bundle as an entire and there’s rather a lot to like.

Watch Paul’s video overview of the Swift Sport Sequence II

How a lot does the Suzuki Swift Sport price?

The Suzuki Swift Sport begins off at $27,990 plus on-roads for the six-speed handbook, and $29,990 plus on-roads for the six-speed computerized with paddle-shift. This can be a $1000 enhance over MY20 for each the auto and handbook.

There are seven color choices and the premium metallic paint is $595 further with the two-tone orange and black costing $1095 over the bottom color of Pure White.

Suzuki Australia is at the moment promoting drive-away costs from $30,990 for the handbook and $32,990 for the automated.

The automobile we examined right here with the automated transmission and two-tone paint, prices $34,085 drive-away ($35,180 drive-away in Queensland).

Key rivals embrace:

  • Ford Fiesta ST: $32,290
  • Hyundai i20 N: $32,490
  • Volkswagen Polo GTI: $32,890

Costs exclude on-road prices

Should you’re trying to get a extra correct thought of pricing, you should utilize the official Suzuki Swift configurator to construct and value one in your personal specs. Should you’re in search of a extra correct thought of pricing, you should utilize the Suzuki Swift drive-away value calculator.

What do you get?

Swift Sport highlights:

  • 7.0-inch infotainment system
  • Satellite tv for pc navigation
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Adaptive cruise management
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Keyless entry and begin
  • LED headlights
  • Entrance fog lights 
  • Sports activities seats with ‘Sport’ embossed emblem
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Boot spoiler

With stage of base options, there aren’t too many choices select from. The aforementioned paint color and transmission are actually your solely two massive selections.

You will discover extra particulars on all of the choices and inclusions throughout the Suzuki Swift variants on the official web site. Or obtain the official brochure to see a aspect by aspect comparability of all of the variations.

Is the Suzuki Swift Sport secure?

The 2021 Suzuki Swift wears a five-star ANCAP security ranking based mostly on testing carried out in 2017.

It acquired 14.39 out of 16 factors within the frontal offset take a look at, 15.74 out of 16 within the aspect impression take a look at, and a couple of out of two within the pole take a look at. Whiplash and pedestrian safety have been each rated Good, with an general rating of 35.13 out of 37.

All Suzuki Swift fashions come customary with entrance, front-side and curtain airbags.

GL Navigator Plus variants and above add:

  • AEB
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane departure warning
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise management
  • Rear parking sensors

There’s additional info on all the security options throughout the official Suzuki Swift web site, in addition to additional particulars within the official brochure.

What’s the Suzuki Swift Sport like on the within?

The inside of the Swift Sport is neat and sensible however misses the refinement and finishes of a few of its rivals.

The sports activities seats maintain you in place very properly, with stage of lateral help whereas additionally sustaining some consolation for longer drives. The seating place is superb and visibility is great. The steering wheel is a perfect form and dimension, with a contact of sportiness as properly.

The Suzuki Swift Sport’s headroom is great, which isn’t any shock given its tall, boxy dimensions. I additionally had no downside sitting within the rear seats, though leg room could also be a difficulty for taller passengers.

The shortage of a centre console storage or armrest could be very noticeable, though you get feeling quite a lot of inside selections have been made for both price or weight saving, or a mix of the 2.

Storage within the entrance is okay at greatest, with two centre cupholders and a centre storage space. You additionally get indoor cupholders entrance and rear.  

The rear seat occupants are supplied little, with no fold down arm relaxation or vents, solely a map pocket behind the entrance passenger seat.

With the second row seats in place the Suzuki Swift Sport presents 265L of cargo quantity, which remains to be a bit off the 300L+ supplied by Ford and Volkswagen. There’s 579L with the rear seats down.

The sprint structure is easy and clear, in addition to having the choice to show, energy, torque, G-forces, braking, throttle and turbo enhance gauges. The infotainment system is a 7.0-inch touchscreen, with satellite tv for pc navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto.

The Suzuki Swift Sport additionally will get blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and adaptive cruise management with Suzuki’s Superior Ahead Detection system.

You will discover official photos and extra commentary of all the inside options and choices on the official brochure, or on the Suzuki Swift web site.

What’s beneath the bonnet?

The Suzuki Swift Sport has a 1.4-litre ‘BoosterJet’ four-cylinder turbo charged petrol engine, with 103kW of energy at 5500rpm and 230Nm of torque from 2500 to 3000rpm.

Whereas on paper these numbers are properly beneath that of its principal rivals – all throughout the neighborhood of 150kW – the Swift Sport achieves a lot of its efficiency attributable to its gentle weight. Weighing in at solely 970kg (kerb) for the handbook and 990kg (kerb) for the auto, it’s over 200kg lighter than the Ford Fiesta ST and 300kg lower than a VW Polo GTI. 

The load benefit closes the straight line efficiency hole massively and in addition interprets to improved dynamics and economic system. The engine is way more potent than you’d count on and has a energetic responsive nature, even from low within the rev vary.

The automobile we examined had the elective six pace computerized with paddle shifters, though the usual six pace handbook is a good proposition for a automobile like this.

Despite the fact that it doesn’t have a restricted slip differential, its gentle weight and well-tuned suspension imply it isn’t overly missed, given you might have some stage of throttle management.

Should you’re looking for extra info on the engine, you’ll find extra detailed specs throughout the official Suzuki Swift brochure.

How does the Suzuki Swift Sport drive?

Driving is certainly the spotlight of the Suzuki Swift Sport, providing a enjoyable and dynamic chassis that’s each comfy and responsive.

Because of the light-weight chassis the responsiveness exceeds your expectations while you choose up the tempo. The extent of grip is spectacular, with the entrance finish reacting to your each enter, with out even flinching as a nook tightens unexpectedly.

Suzuki has not fallen into the entice that so many manufactures have, considering that sportiness is straight linked to harshness. Permitting the wheels to maneuver and take up bumps whereas sustaining physique management is the important thing, and the corporate has executed properly right here.

Regardless of the mushy nature of the suspension, suggestions to the motive force is great and it permits you to push the Swift Sport proper to the restrict.

As a result of they’ve additionally not simply chased outright energy, the engine is in steadiness with the chassis and encourages the motive force to discover the potential of the automobile with out the fixed menace of exceeding the boundaries of grip.

Brake pedal really feel and suggestions is admittedly spot on and efficiency could be very spectacular because of the sunshine weight of the automobile.

Suzuki have struck an awesome steadiness between usability and engagement, which means it’s a automobile you possibly can take pleasure in on the odd weekend drive on a twisty street, and a zippy and comfy metropolis runabout you possibly can stay with each day.

It runs on Continental Contisport 195/45 R17 tyres, entrance and rear. Although that doesn’t sound like a lot rubber on the street, as a result of the Suzuki Swift Sport is so gentle and the engine very driveable, it doesn’t really feel under-tyred in any respect.

The gasoline tank capability is 37 litres and it has a claimed gasoline consumption is 6.1L/100km, however it does requires a minimal of 95 RON petrol. We managed to common 6.8L/100km with a mix of metropolis driving and a few twisty again roads, which is fairly spectacular.

Should you’re concerned with driving certainly one of these your self, you possibly can organise a take a look at drive by way of the Suzuki web site. Alternatively you possibly can head all the way down to your native Suzuki seller to organise one.

How a lot does the Suzuki Swift Sport price to run?

The Suzuki Swift Sport is roofed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre guarantee.

Scheduled upkeep is required each 12 months or 10,000km, whichever comes first. Suzuki’s capped-price servicing is on the market for as much as 60 months or 100,000 kilometres.

Swift Sport servicing pricing:

  • 12 months/10,000km: $239
  • 24 months/20,000km: $329
  • 36 months/30,000km: $239
  • 48 months/40,000km: $429
  • 60 months/50,000km: $239
  • 60,000km**: $529
  • 70,000km**: $259
  • 80,000km**: $599
  • 90,000km**: $259
  • 100,000km**: $299

** if the automobile is lower than 60 months outdated

CarExpert’s Tackle the Suzuki Swift Sport

Though it’s not fairly the sharp worth proposition it as soon as was, the Suzuki Swift Sport nonetheless presents an awesome steadiness of efficiency and on a regular basis practicality.

Suzuki has remained true to its heritage in addition to my expertise of them as a model with the Swift Sport. The basics of the design make for a particularly partaking driving expertise, delivering strong efficiency and engagement over and above what most would count on.

Should you’re not centered on wanting the loudest or quickest sizzling hatch out there, however a dependable and pleasing efficiency bundle you possibly can stay with each day, the Suzuki Swift Sport is a good possibility.

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