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Suzuki Swift Australia

The Suzuki Swift was one of the original small Japanese hatchbacks, first debuting as a boxy micro-hatch back in 1985.

The 1988 model is likely when most Australians saw it first, possibly wearing a badge that said ‘Holden Barina’. Since then, the Swift has grown into a small, five-door hatch, gaining popularity thanks to its sharp looks and sharper pricing. Even though choices are fairly limited – only one body style, a choice of two small petrol engines and a handful of trim levels – it’s still a strong seller for Suzuki.

Current prices range from $22,490 for the Swift GL Navi to $33,490 for the Swift Sport Turbo (qld).

Suzuki Swift Colours

  • Burning Red
  • Speedy Blue
  • Premium Silver
  • Super Black
  • Pure White
  • Mineral Grey
  • Champion Yellow
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Suzuki Swift 2021.

Suzuki Swift Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Suzuki Swift varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $22,490 and going to $33,490 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2024 Hatchback 1.2L, —, 5 SP MAN $22,490 $33,490
2023 Hatchback 1.2L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $17,820 $35,970
2022 Hatchback 1.2L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $16,280 $35,420
2021 Hatchback 1.2L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $14,960 $29,480
2020 Hatchback 1.2L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $12,430 $28,160
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Suzuki Swift Accessories

For 2021, all model Swifts gain auto-up/down windows, heated side mirrors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and rear parking sensors, but we’re most excited over the newly-added digital speedometer.

Still, the safety/convenience roll call is long, with autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane departure warning with steering assist, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, four-wheel disc brakes, six airbags, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake-assist, and stability/traction controls all present.

Keeping with luxury themes, the GLX Turbo also ushers in telescopic/tilt steering adjustment, paddle shifters, sat-nav, reverse camera, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto support, Bluetooth audio and telephony connectivity, electric-folding/heated door mirrors, keyless entry/start, climate control air-con with pollen filter, six-speaker audio and 16-inch alloy wheels.

Shown above are the accessory details for the Suzuki Swift 2021.

Suzuki Swift Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Suzuki Swift here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • How can I get a copy of the 2007 Suzuki Swift owners and repair manual?

    You can google this request and come up with a few websites that say they offer a free workshop manual, as well as a few less sites that actually do offer a downloadable (usually as a PDF) workshop and service manual. The content may or may not be factory content, however, so keep that in mind.

    Many of these websites are sneakily constructed to make you click on a link that is nothing to do with the manual allegedly being offered, and you can wind up going down some long advertising rabbit-holes that will ultimately take you nowhere.

    Possibly a better bet is to find a reputable online book retailer which offers the workshop manual you're looking for. In many cases, this will still be a PDF meaning you need a computer to access it. Experience suggests that a hard-copy workshop manual is a much better idea as it can be taken with you to the driveway or workshop and referred to quickly and easily part-way through a particular job. And given the modest price of such books, it's a small percentage of the cost of a repair you can now do yourself instead of paying somebody else to tackle.

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  • Are the indicators in a Suzuki Swift on the left or right hand side?

    Being a Japanese car (Japan drives on the left as we do) the indicator stalk is on the right of the steering column. Most drivers find this is a more natural place to have them, and this is probably down to muscle memory as generations of Australian cars had the indicators to the right of the column as well.

    That said, many European cars place the indicators to the left of the column, but it's surprising how quickly you'll adapt to that. Many Australians had their first taste of indicators-on-the-left in early air-cooled Volkswagens. This was more of an issue when cars had manual transmissions and you needed your left hand to change gears while hitting the indicators with your right hand.

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  • We purchased a Suzuki Swift that was advertised with nine kilometres, but once we picked it up it had 800km. What can we do?

    The first thing to know is that if the car is not presented for delivery in the condition in which bit was described in the contract of sale, you don’t have to accept it. Without knowing the exact circumstances, it sounds as though the car may have ben used as the dealership’s demonstrator model. If that’s the case, it should be sold as such and at a discount to your fiancée.

    Check the date of first registration. That might give you a clue as to how long it’s actually been driven on the road. You would expect a handful of kilometres to be added as the car is sent for pre-delivery and detailing, but 800km seems a bit sharp. If you go ahead, make sure you ask whether the warranty will start from the day you take delivery or will be back-dated to the date of first registration.

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  • On average, how often do engines, gearboxes and diffs, among other things, fail?

    In a very broad sense, these components should last the life of the vehicle. Certainly, by the time you need to replace any of these major components, the cost of doing so is likely to be more than the value of the whole vehicle. That's often when cars get scrapped.

    I'll take a stab in the dark and suggest that the warranty you're being offered is from a car dealer attempting to sell you the vehicle and the warranty as an up-sell. So here's the bottom line: With very, very few exceptions, these aftermarket warranties are not worth the paper they're printed on. The fine-print will exclude just about any fault or problem that is likely to occur, meaning that real world problems won't be covered.

    In any case, a 2021 Suzuki Swift will still be covered by Suzuki's factory warranty which will cover problems with these components. Why would you need two warranties to cover the same components? Or is the dealer suggesting that Suzuki's factory warranty is not sufficient? Suzuki might be interested to hear that.

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Suzuki Swift Fuel Consumption

The Suzuki Swift is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by —, ULP and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 4.6L/100km for Hatchback /— for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2024 Hatchback 4.6L/100km 1.2L 5 SP MAN
2023 Hatchback 4.6L/100km 1.2L ULP 5 SP MAN
2023 Hatchback 4.8L/100km 1.2L CVT AUTO
2022 Hatchback 4.6L/100km 1.2L 5 SP MAN
2022 Hatchback 4.6L/100km 1.2L ULP 5 SP MAN
2021 Hatchback 4.6L/100km 1.2L ULP 5 SP MAN
2020 Hatchback 4.6L/100km 1.2L ULP 5 SP MAN
2020 Hatchback 6.1L/100km 1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Suzuki Swift Pricing and Specs for 2024

Suzuki Swift Interior

Swift’s stylishly upright squareness and wide-opening doors pay entry/egress dividends, big time. Most people can simply climb in and out, as per most compact SUVs. Easy.

Once sat ahead of a beautifully sparse dashboard, you’ll also appreciate the excellent forward vision that the near-upright pillars offer, as well as the generous headroom and vast degree of adjustability offered by the driver’s seat and tilt/telescopic steering column.

The centre console is dominated by Suzuki’s ever-present touchscreen featuring a colourful and logical quadrant of audio, telephony, sat-nav and vehicle-settings functions.

Beneath that, the single-zone climate control system brings effective cooling, heating and de-misting as required, though the fan adjustment isn’t intuitively sited where you may expect it to be.

The Swift may be style-savvy, but Suzuki’s thought of everything when it comes to packaging, with heaps of storage up front, including a small but useful glovebox size, decent bottle slots in the doors and room for bits and pieces in the lower-console area.

The same more or less applies out back too, though the faddish pillar-mounted door handles might be beyond the reach of smaller arms. Again, wide doors and a tall ceiling allow for easy entry, and once there, the amount of space is actually startling if you’re coming in from other superminis. Even long-legged riders can sit without their knees touching the front seats, with the added bonus of there being room for big feet under them. That’s something you could never say about older Swifts.

Some people may find the propensity of black plastic to be a bit cheap-looking, but the fact is that everything is extremely well screwed together, with no squeaks or rattles.

Further back, the luggage area is deep but not very long, offering up an adequate 242L, though of course the split/fold rear backrests do fold forward to extend that up to 556L. However, the resulting floor area is also stepped.

Shown above are interior details for the Suzuki Swift 2021.

Suzuki Swift Dimensions

The dimensions of the Suzuki Swift Hatchback vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2024 Hatchback 1495x1735x3840 mm 120 mm
2023 Hatchback 1495x1735x3840 mm 120 mm
2022 Hatchback 1495x1735x3840 mm 120 mm
2021 Hatchback 1495x1735x3840 mm 120 mm
2020 Hatchback 1495x1735x3840 mm 120 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Suzuki Swift Dimensions

Suzuki Swift Wheel Size

The Suzuki Swift has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 185x55 R16 for Hatchback in 2024.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2024 Hatchback 185x55 R16 185x55 R16
2023 Hatchback 185x55 R16 185x55 R16
2022 Hatchback 185x55 R16 185x55 R16
2021 Hatchback 185x55 R16 185x55 R16
2020 Hatchback 175x65 R15 15x5 inches 175x65 R15 15x5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Suzuki Swift Wheel Sizes

Suzuki Swift Boot Space

The Suzuki Swift Hatchback has a boot space size of 242 Litres.
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Shown above are boot space details for the Suzuki Swift 2021.

Suzuki Swift Seats

The following Suzuki Swift comes with five seats, including 60:40 rear seat configurability. The GL, GL Navigator and GLX Turbo variants all comes with black cloth seat trim. The Suzuki Swift Sport includes cloth semi-bucket front seats with red stitching and embossed “Sport” logo.

Shown above are seat details for the Suzuki Swift 2021.

Suzuki Swift Towing Capacity

The Suzuki Swift has maximum towing capacity of 1000kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2024 Hatchback 1000kg 1000kg
2023 Hatchback 1000kg 1000kg
2022 Hatchback 1000kg 1000kg
2021 Hatchback 1000kg 1000kg
2020 Hatchback 0kg 1000kg
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Suzuki Swift Speed

Suzuki Australia does not quote a 0-100km/h sprint time, but in Europe the GLX Turbo equivalent can achieve that in 10 seconds flat, on the way to a 190km/h top speed.

Shown above are speed details for the Suzuki Swift 2021.