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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 $16,690 for the Swift GL (qld) to $27,490 for the Swift Sport Turbo GL (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.

Suzuki Swift Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Suzuki Swift varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $16,690 and going to $27,490 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
2020 Hatchback 1.2L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $16,690 $27,490
2019 Hatchback 1.2L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $9,800 $30,990
2018 Hatchback 1.2L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $8,800 $25,190
2017 Hatchback 1.4L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $7,700 $19,990
2016 Hatchback 1.4L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $8,000 $16,999
See All Suzuki Swift Pricing and Specs

Suzuki Swift Q&As

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

  • Suzuki Swift 2012: Transmission "slipping" when going up hills

    While the less sporty versions of Suzuki’s Swift of this era used a conventional automatic transmission, the Swift Sport used a CVT transmission. And I’m wondering if maybe that’s all there is to your question. The CVT is quite capable of feeling like its slipping when you use lots of throttle, such as when going up a hill or accelerating to overtake. It’s actually quite normal and is the method a CVT uses to maximise fuel-economy by keeping the engine operating in its most efficient zone.

    But if you’ve owned the car for some time and its behaviour has changed, then it could be that the CVT is beginning to wear internally. Or perhaps it’s the torque-converter (that links the engine to the transmission) that is starting to wear out and allowing the engine to rev harder than it used to for a given road speed.

    Suzuki did recall this model (and conventional automatic versions) to check for loose bolts that secured the torque converter to the transmission. But if these became loose and fell out, you’d have no drive at all, so I don’t think that’s the problem here.

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  • Suzuki Swift 2008: Can it run on E10 (94) fuel?

    It can, Jayson, but there’s one vital thing you must check first. Lift the bonnet of your car and find the build date. It should be on a small, silver tag somewhere in the engine bay. Here’s why: Suzuki lists 2008 as the cut-off year for E10 fuel for the Swift. That is, Swifts built before that date can’t use E10, those built after that date can.

    So why check the build date on your car? Because even though it may have been sold in 2008, it might have been built in 2007. Even if the registration papers list the car as a 2008, it could still have been built in 2007. Paperwork is only as accurate as the person filling it in, but the build-date on the car’s tag doesn’t lie.

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  • Suzuki Swift 2005: Why is my car making noise?

    It’s not possible to say what is causing the noise, it could be engine or driveline related, and without actually being able to hear it there’s no way of accurately diagnosing it. Have it checked by a mechanic, who should be able to quickly determine the cause of the problem.

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  • Suzuki Swift 2005: Loud noise while driving

    Without further information, or actually seeing the car and hearing the noise, it’s impossible to give you any advice on the cause of the noise. Your best course of action is to take it to a mechanic and have them assess it for you firsthand.

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See All Suzuki Swift Q&As

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 /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 Hatchback 4.6L/100km 1.2L ULP 5 SP MAN
2020 Hatchback 6.1L/100km 1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN
2019 Hatchback 4.6L/100km 1.2L ULP 5 SP MAN
2019 Hatchback 6.1L/100km 1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN
2018 Hatchback 4.6L/100km 1.2L ULP 5 SP MAN
2018 Hatchback 6.1L/100km 1.4L PULP 6 SP MAN
2017 Hatchback 4.6L/100km 1.2L ULP 5 SP MAN
2016 Hatchback 5.5L/100km 1.4L ULP 5 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Suzuki Swift Pricing and Specs for 2020

Suzuki Swift Interior

All Suzuki Swifts get a small, but hardly cramped interior. The dashboard is dominated by a decently-sized 7.0-inch multimedia touchscreen across the range, and every variant supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

As our review images show, every model also gets a leather-appointed steering wheel that’s slightly flat-bottomed, however interior materials are comprised mostly of cheap plastics with cloth trim standard (this approach is hardly unusual in the segment).There’s also limited legroom, and, annoyingly, there’s nothing soft to rest your elbow on in the door in any Swift variant.

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
2020 Hatchback 1495x1735x3840 mm 120 mm
2019 Hatchback 1495x1735x3840 mm 120 mm
2018 Hatchback 1495x1735x3840 mm 120 mm
2017 Hatchback 1495x1735x3840 mm 120 mm
2016 Hatchback 1510x1695x3850 mm 140 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 175x65 R15 for Hatchback in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 15x5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 Hatchback 175x65 R15 15x5 inches 175x65 R15 15x5 inches
2019 Hatchback 175x65 R15 15x5 inches 175x65 R15 15x5 inches
2018 Hatchback 175x65 R15 15x5 inches 175x65 R15 15x5 inches
2017 Hatchback 175x65 R15 15x5 inches 175x65 R15 15x5 inches
2016 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 Towing Capacity

The Suzuki Swift has no towing capacity for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 Hatchback 0kg 0kg
2019 Hatchback 0kg 0kg
2018 Hatchback 0kg 0kg
2017 Hatchback 0kg 1000kg
2016 Hatchback 0kg 1000kg
See All Towing Capacity for Suzuki Swift