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Suzuki Swift
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Suzuki Swift Pricing and Specs

2022 price from
$20,890*

The Suzuki Swift is available from $20,890 to $32,990 for the 2022 Hatchback across a range of models.

Suzuki had a born-again moment when it re-launched the Swift hatchback in 2005, five years after discontinuing its long-standing city car. Gone were the tiny and tinny boxes of the 1990s, replaced with a stylish and practical hatchback that was praised widely for its driving dynamics. The Swift has been tinkered with in the years since, smoothing the rough edges and adding much-needed safety equipment, but the basic offering is largely unchanged. No-frills, no-hassle motoring at its finest, the Swift is traditionally offered in five seat, five-door configuration, and with a choice of manual or automatic transmission.

The Swift GL (qld) starts off at $20,890, while the range-topping, Swift Sport Navi Turbo is priced at $32,990.

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Year Price From Price To
2022 $20,890 $32,990
2021 $14,900 $30,800
2020 $12,200 $29,040
2019 $9,800 $27,390
2018 $8,800 $25,190
2017 $7,700 $18,920
2016 $7,200 $16,830
2015 $6,600 $15,510
2014 $5,500 $14,190
2013 $4,600 $12,100
2012 $3,800 $10,120
2011 $3,000 $7,810
2010 $2,900 $7,040
2009 $2,700 $6,600
2008 $2,500 $5,940
2007 $2,200 $5,500
2006 $2,200 $5,060
2005 $2,400 $4,070
2000 $1,900 $4,070
1999 $1,900 $4,070
1998 $1,900 $4,070
1997 $1,900 $4,070
1996 $1,900 $4,070
1995 $1,900 $7,260
1994 $1,900 $6,600
1993 $2,400 $6,160
1992 $2,400 $4,950
1991 $2,400 $7,150
1990 $2,400 $6,930
1989 $2,400 $4,070
1988 $2,400 $6,710
1987 $2,400 $4,070
1986 $2,100 $4,070
1985 $2,100 $4,070
1984 $2,400 $4,070

Suzuki Swift FAQs

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

  • What is the best small car for under $30000?

    You don't need to spend $30,000 to get a great small car to run around town in. A Suzuki Swift GL Navigator from $17,690 plus on-road costs ($1000 more for the auto) makes for an excellent choice, with a surprisingly roomy interior, a refined, frugal and lively engine, great handling and superb reliability. Great value for money, in other words.

    Moving on from there, to the next size up and in our order of preference, are the Mazda 3, Ford Focus Active, Volkswagen Golf, Toyota Corolla Hatch, Honda Civic (turbo only) and Subaru Impreza. All are quality small cars that should fit the bill perfectly.

    There's also merit in considering a small SUV, chiefly because their higher roofline and loftier seating positions make them easier to get in and out as well as see out of. Our value pick is the Kia Seltos S with Safety Pack. The Mazda CX-30 and Toyota C-HR are also high-quality and refined choices, though they're right at the cusp of your budget so you may have to search for a discounted demo model. Going small SUV does  mean extra outlay, but they do generally offer better resale value, as their popularity seems endless.

    As you can see, there's lots of choice, so take your time, drive the ones you like the look of, and see which feels best. Out of scores of alternatives, these 10 are our top recommendations at under $30K.

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  • 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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