GreatSwift FZ (2011-2017)
My 2015 Suzuki Swift is great with excellent fuel efficiency (around $70 to fill up), making it a cost-effective choice for daily commuting. Its nimble maneuverability allows for easy navigation through tight spaces, but its low height raises concerns about scraping on uneven surfaces, particularly in the country side where I live. While it excels in practicality and fuel savings, cautious driving is essential to avoid potential ground clearance issues. It has no issues, however it hasn’t been driven a lot. Brakes work really well.Show details
Stylish and AgileAZ GLX Turbo (2017-2023)
The Suzuki Swift AZ GLX Turbo is a compact hatchback known for its sporty design and agile handling. Its turbocharged 1.0-liter engine provides peppy performance while maintaining good fuel efficiency. The cabin offers a modern layout with comfortable seats and intuitive controls. The car is well-equipped with features such as touchscreen infotainment, smartphone connectivity, and a range of safety systems. While it may have some minor drawbacks in terms of cabin materials and rear-seat space, the Swift AZ GLX Turbo offers a stylish and fun-to-drive option in its class, providing good value for money.
Simply militarySwift RS415 (2005-2010)
This is a tough car, well built car for the price definitely gave more, you can use it anywhere. You can floor it everyday. Passed 300k kmShow details
Beware of warranty limitationsAZ GL Navigator (2017-2023)
I have now owned three Swift's - 2015, 2019 and 2022 models. Basically, we have teen-agers and have bought and then 'sold' them to the girls as safeish first cars. However, the most recent purchase (2022) has had significant issues with the paint job. We still have the 2019 car (2015 was written off in a hailstorm) and this car is in great nick. Within a few months of purchase the 2022 car had SIGNIFICANT damage to the paintwork on the bonnet and front side panels. This is way beyond what you would expect for a lightly driven, new car. The dea... Read moreler's response? Disinterest and 'not covered by warranty'. I'm flabbergasted! I find the Swift great to drive, but this is so disappointing, as the paint job is crucial to the car's longevity. Long and short of it is we will get bonnet resprayed and ceramic coating applied before selling car to daughter #2, but for daughter 3 and for future cars we will not consider Suzuki's or affiliated brands. Disappointing.
New swift had major oil leaks at only 2300 kms!AZ GL Navigator CVT (2017-2023)
At only “2300kms” our Suzuki Swift Navi Plus had an engine sump oil leak (very surprised to find oil all over the garage floor) Took it in to the Suzuki service centre and told not to drive it.
As soon as it could be booked in it was taken to the Suzuki service centre to fix the engine sump oil leak, I was told while they were fixing that problem they found another one. A seperate oil leak was found coming from the timing cover. The car ending up staying even longer to be fixed, almost 4 weeks without a car in total from not being able to driv
Suzuki fan who wants to love this car but there's a problem Suzuki can't/won't fixAZ Sport Manual (2017-2023)
I bought my car second hand. It was in better condition than a dealer demonstrator, it was as new, only 2500kms on the clock, and 1 year old. Looked like it just came off the showroom floor, it was basically new. The car has some awesome acceleration, and great handling, the seats are nice and hugging and looks fantastic in red. Previously I owned a 2007 Swift S and kept that for 14 years and loved it, nothing ever went wrong. The sound system (CD player) in my old Swift S however was way better than the sound system in the Swift Sport MY2... Read more020. That's the only thing I miss from my 14 year old Swift S. The Swift Sport has much thinner internal plastic and if you crank up the volume on the sound system, a number of panels in the car with start to vibrate. I suspect the speakers are also smaller, and possibly worse quality than me previous Swift. You have to tone down the bass to reduce the vibrations. I've considered replacing the sound system, but I don't think that will stop the internal plastic panels vibrating. But there is one other problem in my Swift Sport that Suzuki can't/won't fix and it's a complete buzz kill, to the point where I'm beginning to not want to drive the car. There's a metal sounding vibration/rattle coming from the engine bay whenever the accelerator is touched. Foot off the gas, the rattle goes, foot on the gas, rattle comes back. Doesn't matter what speed, it's there when the car is in neutral if you rev the engine. Feather the accelerator on and off and you can easily tell it's there. It's there everytime I drive it, it never goes away. My Swift Sport has been back to the local dearler 3 times, and they reckon they can't find where it's coming from. This is my 4th Suzuki, I currently own 3, and to refer to Suzuki slogan of "for fun's sake", it's not always fun to drive. I try to forget and block out the vibration/rattle, but it's hard to escape. I'm going to go back to Suzuki again to see what can be done, but as I previously said, this issue is a complete buzz kill. UPDATE: all Suzuki turbo models will develop a rattle from the Turbo Wastegate, and this will start anywhere from 1000-3000kms. So if you buy any current Suzuki with a turbo, even the 1.0L, don't be surprised to start to hear a rattle from the engine bay over time. Suzuki say this is expected & normal, but they don't tell you that before you buy. Google "suzuki swift sport boosterjet engine rattle"
Only owners will knowSwift RS415 (2005-2010)
It's a granny car but also a rally car, I'm no a granny it has some small flaws but for a 12-15 year old car the amount of them around is a testament to its resilience.
I own two auto and manual, on oil changes and break pads they'll go for at least 300km, not a Prado obviously but money well spent on getting from a to b.Show details
8.5 out of 10 Well done SuzukiAZ Sport (2017-2023)
Everything this car does it does amazingly well. The seating is firm and supportive and comfortable. The stereo is clear and loud. The Bluetooth and satnav are great. The handling and acceleration is great. The stance and aesthetics are great too. Servicing is capped and the car is very reliable. I've owned this car for over three years and 50000 klm and if feels like it's getting better than when I bought it.
So a message to suzuki if your listening. The car desperately needs more traction. It does burnouts in second gear. It also sways a lit
Poor customer service Suzuki AustraliaSwift FZ (2011-2017)
My mother purchased a Suzuki Swift In July 2013.The vehicle has been serviced for the entirety at Ballarat Suzuki Approximately 1 week ago she drove the vehicle and realised something wasn't right with the steering and drove it straight to the dealership. 2 days later she was informed that the steering column was gone and would need replacing at a cost if $3000. The car may be 9 years old but has only travelled 32000km and this should not occur. The customer service she has received from Suzuki Australia is well below average Luckily for her... Read more and other road users that this did not occur while travelling at speed as it could of ended in one or several fatalities. To be told there is nothing they can do to honour the fault is appalling. As a pensioner $3000 is alot of money but it's also the inconvience of not having a car for a minimum of approximately 8 weeks. All she can do is now spread the word of the poor product and customer service from Suzuki Australia. This review does not even warrant 1 star. Poor service Suzuki Australia!!
Forget euro cars this isthe benchmarkAZ Sport Automatic (2017-2023)
Ok I purchased new my first Suzuki Swift around 2010. 1.5 Litre manual five speed. Quick enough. Robust construction. Confident handling stopping. Easy on the eye. Nothing ever goes wrong with the car. Totally reliable. I sell the car after 3 to 4 years. The residual value is impressive heaps superior to any euro car. Frugal on gas. Fixed price servicing. Safety features aplenty. My use is mainly two people however two adults plus two kids easy. The car does not stress. Model changes shape features etc over 10 years minimal. I have owned 4 Swi... Read morefts over twelve years the last two cars being Swift Sport. One manual and now an auto. What a joy a real gem of a car. Gutsy fast sure footed uber build quality. The auto is solid torque converter traditional transmission no buzzy CVT or euro gyro gear loose stuff. Turbo slick motion effortless. I like them. Patrick
Great little Hatchback.AZ GLX Turbo (2017-2023)
Only just recently bought this car and at the time, I was looking for a hybrid . Hybrids in any make had an 8 to 12 month wait which I was unwilling to wait for. I test drived a 2022 Toyota Yaris mid range with a petrol engine . Disliked the rough ride and clunky feel it gave. Also , their top range model had only drum brakes on the rear. The Yaris I tested clearly was slower at braking and I had to adjust how I would normally drive. The Suzuki Swift GLX Turbo comes standard with dics brakes all round. The Swift handled well on the road for a s... Read moremall car and was great at obsorbing bumps; better than the Toyota Yaris. Also cause of the discs brakes front and back , the Swift of course had superior stopping. I can't.....I was going to say I can't understand why they still use drum brakes but of course it's to save money. I really feel that in these modern times drum brakes should be ch in the tip. In the short time I have owned the Swift Turbo , I can tell you it has good fuel economy and early signs are 5.8 litres/100kms with a good portion of City driving. However as with all cars it greatly depends on how you drive . I am sure I can get better fuel consumption over time and I can see it would be really low over long open road trips. Electronics is not lacking in this model of the car with a large infotainment screen ( no Satnav but phone connection via phone lead and then you can access your phone apps including google maps)electric mirrors, electric windows ,blind spot warning signals in the mirrors, out of lane warning and cruise control. Cruise control is not the normal run of the mill one either. It's the new type which monitors the cars in front of you and applies the brakes when you are getting too close; which can be adjusted. I feel that the distance even at its least setting still gives way too big a gap but in saying that , do we really want to completely leave it up to a machine to make a closer judgement! The one thing I was not able to duplicate is poor handling and steering at higher speeds as one reviewer on here mentioned. The only thing I can put that down to is poor tyres or their car was in bad need of repair ! Perhaps some earlier year models had an issue which I don't know about but has clearly been sorted now. When I have had the car for 6 months or so I may add to this review. The price I payed was before trade. I traded a 2020 Mazda CX-3 Maxx Sport .
Underpowered rental carAZ GL Navigator CVT (2017-2023)
Rented this car out at Apex car rentals Cairns and look if its the last car on the lot well so be it. I rather a bigger car for the Suzuki Swift felt underpowered esp going along the Bruce highway and Captain Cook Highway i had my foot down on the Accelerator and we weren't going anywhere 66kw is not really going to cut it but once the car is on the highway theres cruise hold and a speed limiting function . I took it up the range towards Kuranda and i had to change gears to L the was two people in the car there is also a S mode on the gear shif... Read moreter Sports mode perhaps? The CVT transmission of 0 gears yeah its up to the buyer the S mode It made going up the mountain easier i guess. Going down the Range its very nimble but hey what car isnt nimble going down a steep range the Swift it hugged the corners. Petrol wise it goes well economically but i question the computer fuel monitor i had to fill $2 worth of petrol because that bar wasnt showing full for the rental car company returns procedure. Technology wise it had Google Auto and Apple carplay function that was finicky and its operation was connected to the drive shifter, i had more trouble then ever trying to work both Android and Apple to the car unlike other cars radio systems this system refuse to accept connections until the drive shifter was shifted from one to a other i forget how it works, but the touch screen and sound and fm radio was ok basic sound, the Rear parking camera from the bumper was another feature . Anyway the inside of the car was ok a little small basic everything no auto head lights that annoyed me at night, front seat driver support basic for a entry model. Some cup holders, the car remote key for a 2019 car looked 2000 ish. The boot area can fit one large luggage bag and one cabin sized bag both bags must be on their sides, rear seats space well more for the kids. Finally parking the little thing was simple with the rear camera be aware any raised parking areas for this underpowered car in reverse parking mode theres just not enough 66kw you be struggling. My honest opinion this car the Swift looks like any other compact car if the badge wasn't there it could have any brand placed on the car the looks were pretty generic.
My car is excellentSwift RS415 (2005-2010)
My car is excellent it’s fuel sufficient and very reliable it drives very easy and steers very easy it’s is basically perfect I love my car it takes my everywhere .Show details
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Great package for the money.AZ GLX Turbo (2017-2023)
Have had the car for almost 3.5 years and no issues whatsoever. Very reliable. Engine performance from the little turbo engine is adequate and returns good fuel economy. GLX includes more features then the base model for not much more money. Car primarily used for local trips with occasional longer drives. Car is regularly serviced in accordance with manufacturer's recommendation, with intermediate oil changes undertaken by choice.Show details
Great little car. Economic on gas. I drive alot and I find it safe and suitable for my needs.Swift
I drive 65k a day and find the car reliable and economical. It handles easy and the cruise control keeps me in the speed limit. Boot is big enough for what I need.Show details
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Just wondering if the 23 model Suzuki Swift navigator has a outside temperature display on the dash if so how do I get it to display?
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|Transmission||Automatic and Continuously Variable (CVT)||Automatic||Automatic||Manual|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||16" Alloy||17" Alloy||16" Alloy||15" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||4 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||4.8 L/100km||6.1 L/100km||5.1 L/100km||4.6 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||37 L||37 L||37 L||37 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.2L||4 Cylinder 1.4L||3 Cylinder 1.0L||4 Cylinder 1.2L|
|Max Power||66kW @ 6000rpm||103kW @ 5500rpm||82kW @ 5500rpm||66kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||120Nm @ 4400rpm||230Nm @ 3000rpm||160Nm @ 4000rpm||120Nm @ 4400rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan||Japan||Japan||Japan|
|Phone Connectivity||3.5mm Aux Port, Android Auto (Wired), Apple CarPlay (Wired), Bluetooth and USB||3.5mm Aux Port, Android Auto (Wired), Apple CarPlay (Wired), Bluetooth and USB||3.5mm Aux Port, Bluetooth and USB||3.5mm Aux Port, Android Auto (Wired), Apple CarPlay (Wired), Bluetooth and USB|
|Steering Wheel Adjustment||Telescoping (Electric)|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Ignition||Keyless Start/Stop||Keyless Start/Stop|
|Headlight Features||Auto-Dimming||Automatic On/Off|
|Cruise Control||Adaptive (ACC)||Adaptive (ACC)|
|Lane Assistance||Lane Departure Warning (LDW)|
|Ground Clearance||120 mm||120 mm||120 mm||120 mm|
|Built-In Navigation System||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|Heads Up Display||No||No||No||No|
|Digital Radio (DAB+)||No||No||No||No|
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