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Video Review - Suzuki Swift Mild Hybrid 1.2 Standard Two-Tone (A)
04 May 2021  |  Suzuki Reviews
If you've got small kids and not too much luggage to tow around, this Suzuki Swift could just be that sensible hatchback you're looking for!
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What We Dislike
Tiny boot space
Hard plastics abound in the cabin
Tyre noise that always manages to make its way into the cabin
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   Consumer Reviews of Suzuki Swift Mild Hybrid
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OVERALL RATING
 
4 Reviewers
4.5 out of 5
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Comfort
4/5 Reliability
4.5/5
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Handling
5/5 Features
5/5
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Exterior Styling
4.5/5 Interior Design
4/5
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Value for money
4.5/5 Engine Performance
4/5
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4 Reviews

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lunaf
Neutral Newbie
1 reviews
0 points
18 forum posts Joined on 18-Sep-2020
Competent little everyday workhorse, new driver friendly  Posted on 13 Jan 2022
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 5/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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Been driving the new hybrid 1.2 swift for 4 months. Very easy to handle and suitable for first time drivers. The small size makes it easy to parallel park and have a small turning radius.

Engine start/stop implemented very brilliantly. Engine cuts off discreetly during braking so that it's already off before car comes to complete stop and it is started up by ISG silently, without the irritating engine sputtering noise like some other conti cars.

Very surprised that it comes with many modern safety features as standard, such as ADAS and 6 airbags. Collision avoidance will sound warning when it detects potential danger of crash and auto kick in to e-brake when crash is imminent. E-brake happened when I was too near the carpark barrier gantry and the car immediately braked on my behalf. Will be great if it comes with blind spot monitoring which some countries bundled in.

Another useful feature is the auto headlights which turns on by itself when the sensor detects insufficient light. It also turns on automatically in low light indoor situation like carpark or underpass.

Adaptive cruise control is very easy to use. Basically you just set a speed limit, car distance and just let the car follow behind another car. It will automatically adjust speed to keep distance and all you need to do is to steer and guard the brake pedal.

The ISG assists with acceleration and at low speed it is pretty good, get instant power with light pedal work which made me almost forgot that it's a CVT transmission.

What I like
- Short bonnet, easy to judge and less intimidating to drive
- Short wheel base, easy to make u-turn and side parking
- Suitable for new drivers
- Doesn't ride very low, good view out and seat can be adjusted higher than some sedan or CUV
- Very brilliantly implemented engine start/stop
- Lots of safety features, 6 airbags and ADAS comes as standard
- No need to worry about tyre pressure, TPMS comes as standard
- Adaptive cruise control with laser sight + radar sensor
- Auto headlight
- 4 stroke engine, less vibration and noise
- Takes corner very well
- Good fuel economy (around 17km/L)
- Pretty good stock speakers
- Interior cabin space is much bigger than some sedans

What I do not like
- Side mirrors don't auto fold when lock/unlock car, need to press button manually
- Can be noisy at high speed on expressway
- Plastic interior surfaces
- No center armrest
- Will prefer rear door handlers at the door rather than at the pillar, hard for children to reach and requires awkward angle to open
- Aircon vent design looks cheap and dated
- Stock suspension a bit too stiff
- When engine auto start/stop is enabled, to save energy, aircon switches to fan only mode when engine stops
- Head unit located too low from eye level, hard to use for navigation
- Doors do not auto lock when car is in motion
- Cruise control automatically disabled during heavy rain
- Lack of third party accessories in Singapore

Maxminicrypto3
Neutral Newbie
1 reviews
0 points
0 forum posts Joined on 22-Nov-2021
One of the most fuel-efficient and low-emission vehicles I've owned.  Posted on 22 Nov 2021
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Overall Rating
 
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 5/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 4/5
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I have been driving a Mini Cooper 3 doors (F56) for a few years. I recently purchased a Suzuki Swift Hybrid.

Comparing the dimensions of the two cars, Suzuki Swift is wider and taller than Mini Cooper. When entering a rear seat of the Mini Cooper 3 doors, it can be a hassle.

Suzuki Swift and Mini Cooper have similar interiors. A multi-information display cluster, D-shaped steering wheel, race-style paddle shifters, as well as the 7-inch display screen that is compatible with both IOS and Android.

What I like
My main concern is the safety of the vehicle and fuel consumption. With Suzuki Swift dual sensor brake support, the brake system will engage when there is an emergency stop in front of the vehicle. Suzuki Swift also equid with mild hybrid system delivers better fuel efficiency and low emissions.

What I do not like
Suzuki Swift accessories are extremely rare compared to Mini Cooper in Singapore. In Suzuki Swift, ambient lighting is not available, which is my favorite feature in Mini Cooper.

Ika_tomas
1st Gear
2 reviews
39 points
48 forum posts Joined on 31-Jan-2012
Pocket friendly little package of fun.  Posted on 06 Aug 2021
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 5/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 4/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 4/5 Engine Performance 4/5
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Picked the 2021 CM Swift Hybrid 1.2 as a replacement for my Honda Fit.
After a month of driving and 2000 km, No regrets.

The unit from the AD comes stuffed with a plethora of safety features and electronics, making this little nippy city runabout a naggy "Wife" If you're not paying attention. Imho though, better to have these features than not.

Controls are driver centric and intuitive, making the daily commutes a joy. I can honestly say I look forward to the daily drives to and from work in this little car. FC is steady at 20km/l, pickup is perky given the low curb weight. Handling is typically that of a swift, stable and responsive in corners. The mild hybrid system does wonders at squeezing out FC.

Build quality feels solid, space wise for the driver is adequate even for a 1.8+ 80+kg driver.
Although the passenger behind the driver would be a tad squashed. It fits myself, the wife and the 2 year old in a child seat with stroller in the back and other bags and all comfortably. The interior is surprisingly large.

If there is one grumble I have with the car, it would be the wind/road noise.
The sound proofing is rather lacking, and on rougher patches of the highway, road noise above 80km/h can get very loud.

As usual, Suzuki has delivered a driver's car.
Fun to drive, economical to run.
Will put a smile on your face.

What I like
Fuel Economical
Well thought out driver centric controls
Handling & pickup
Build quality is good
Ease and joy of driving

What I do not like
Stock ICE, especially speakers are on the weak side.
Sound proofing is quite bad, especially on rougher roads above 80km/h.
Not a fan of the stock carcam model, suggest not getting it and installing your own.

ilovetoyotacars
Neutral Newbie
24 reviews
0 points
0 forum posts Joined on 25-May-2015
Good fuel consumption and handling, fun little hatchback!  Posted on 03 May 2021
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Overall Rating
 
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Comfort 3/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 5/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 4/5
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Driven my friend's ZC31 Swift Sport before and liked the car's nimble and quick handling. Saw there's a new Swift in town so go and give it a try.

This one isn't a Swift Sport, but rather the mild hybrid version, suppose to give very good fuel economy. Even though it is low powered, I find the acceleration is still OK for normal day to day driving. Maybe will be a little too slow for long rip on NSHW. Handling of the car is nice, good steering feel and easy to drive.

And because it is auto, it is very easy to drive in city area also.

What I like
The car handles well, steering feedback give confidence. Power not too bad even though on paper only 82 horsepower. Exterior looks good.

What I do not like
Quite noisy at higher speed, can hear alot of road noise and wind noise.

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Suzuki Swift Mild Hybrid
4.5 stars - based on 4 reviews