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Suzuki Swift GL 2017 review: snapshot

EXPERT RATING
6
The cheapest way into the Suzuki range is also - if we’re being brutally honest - the least appealing.

The cheapest way into the Suzuki range is also - if we’re being brutally honest - the least appealing.

The $16,990 GL sits below the $17,990 GL Navigator, the $19,490 Navigator with Safety Pack, and the top-of-the-range GLX Turbo $22,990 - though those are all the drive-away prices.

But its manual-only gearbox, lack of in-cabin entertainment and severe shortage of safety equipment (there’s not even a reversing camera) all adds up to a less-than-enticing offering, especially given how close in price the better-equipped models are.

Its 1.2-litre petrol engine will produce 66kW at 6000rpm and 120Nm at 4400rpm, and it’s paired exclusively with a five-speed manual gearbox.

But to be honest, there are much better Swifts for not much more money.

Pricing Guides

$14,923
Based on 135 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$11,990
Highest Price
$18,990

Range and Specs

VehicleSpecsPrice*
GL 1.4L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $11,990 – 13,900 2017 SUZUKI SWIFT 2017 GL Pricing and Specs
GL (QLD) 1.2L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $10,230 – 14,080 2017 SUZUKI SWIFT 2017 GL (QLD) Pricing and Specs
GL NAVI (QLD) 1.2L, ULP, CVT AUTO $11,990 – 15,950 2017 SUZUKI SWIFT 2017 GL NAVI (QLD) Pricing and Specs
GL Navigator 1.4L, ULP, 4 SP AUTO $12,480 – 15,999 2017 SUZUKI SWIFT 2017 GL Navigator Pricing and Specs
EXPERT RATING
6
Andrew Chesterton
Contributing journalist

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