The 2023 Suzuki Swift is a supermini car manufactured by Suzuki. The 2023 Suzuki Swift is a small hatchback with some budget engines and a surprisingly roomy interior, but the alternatives are more comfortable to drive and more equipped. While its rivals are more refined, the Suzuki Swift offers good handling and reasonable practicality.
2023 Swift is an attractive alternative to models such as the Hyundai i20, Kia Rio, and Toyota Yaris. The Suzuki Swift offers good economy, especially with its powerful three-cylinder engine and solid build quality. But that doesn’t mean it can challenge the likes of the Ford Fiesta and Skoda Fabia at the top of the supermini class; Simply put, there are better-finished, more comfortable, and more refined offerings on the market.
2023 Suzuki Swift : Interior
Inside, Swift’s cabinet is best described as functional. No soft, muddy plastics or fancy dominant features here: There’s a pretty solid cabin there, with a neat layout and big, simple controls for the air conditioning system. Suzuki revised the Swift’s hardware structure with the cheapest SZ-L model with a wide range of kit levels: 16-inch polished alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, air conditioning, DAB radio, Bluetooth, and adaptive cruise control.
Only the SZ-T and SZ5 trims feature a touchscreen system, while the SZ-L base uses an older school head unit with a monochrome LCD display and chunky buttons. Although it looks a bit old, it does its job just fine and has DAB radio and Bluetooth functions. The Swift’s touchscreen’s built-in interface is a bit cumbersome and slow, so you’ll likely benefit from using Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The setup is close to the widescreen layout, but that means smartphone apps look less cramped and the main menu layout is very simple to understand.
2023 Suzuki Swift : Engine
The Swift is powered by a 1.2-liter petrol engine called the ‘Dualjet’. It produces 82bhp and the Swift is so light that that power is more than enough at both city and highway speeds. Choosing the SZ5 model’s all-wheel drive layout brings the slowest 0-62mph time in the range to 13.8 seconds, while the front-wheel drive car cuts that time down to 13.1 seconds, both using a five-speed transmission manual. CVT automatic versions can do the same sprint in 12.2 seconds.
The 2023 Swift Sport delivers 127bhp from its 1.4-liter turbocharged engine. That doesn’t sound like much, but given the Swift’s low weight and the engine’s 235Nm of torque, it’s satisfyingly lively when firing around corners. 0-62mph is sent in 9.1 seconds and has a maximum speed of 130mph.
2023 Suzuki Swift : Safety
While Suzuki only offers average warranty coverage, the Swift has a decent level of safety kit. Swift was awarded two separate honors by Euro NCAP. In standard guise, it was awarded three stars out of five. Euro NCAP gave the Swift four stars when fitted with an optional safety package that includes autonomous emergency braking. All 2023 Suzuki Swift versions now include adaptive cruise control, while SZ-T and SZ5 cars feature lane departure warning and avoidance function, blind spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, traffic sign recognition, and rear parking camera.