Suzuki Swift 1.6 Sport [Nav] 3dr Hatchback (2016) at Maidstone Suzuki, Honda and Mazda

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This Suzuki Swift is fitted with Alloy Wheels, Electric Mirrors, Front Fog Lights, Parking Sensors, Satellite Navigation System, and Sports Seats as part of the Sport specification. This is additional to standard equipment such as Air Conditioning, Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls, Cloth Seat Trim, Folding Rear Seats, Heated Mirrors, Height Adjustable Drivers Seat, and Remote Locking.

31/01/2017

31006

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Petrol 44.1 combined MPG

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CO2: 147 g/km

MPG: 44.1

V5 Document

V5 Document

MOT Certificate

MOT Certificate

Keys

Keys

Manuals

Manuals

Service Log Book

Service Log Book

Body Glass

2 speed wipers+intermittent wipe, Electric front windows + drivers one touch, Rear privacy glass, Rear wiper, Tinted glass

Brakes

ABS+EBD+Brake assist, ESP + traction control

Communication

Bluetooth hands free telephone connection, Voice recognition and microphone

Driver Aids

Cruise control, PAS

Driver Convenience

Remote fuel cap release

Driver Information

Digital clock, Door ajar warning lamp, Fuel consumption screen, Lights on warning, Low fuel level warning light, Navigation System + DAB, Outside temperature display, Tachometer, Trip computer

Driving Mirrors

Electric door mirrors, Electric folding door mirrors, Heated door mirrors

Entertainment

4 speakers + 2 tweeters, Auxiliary input socket, Bluetooth audio streaming, Radio/CD + MP3, SD card slot, USB interface

Exterior Body Features

Body colour door mirrors and handles, Body colour sill covers, Body colour tailgate spoiler, Body coloured bumpers, Dual exhaust pipes, Roof spoiler

Exterior Lights

Automatic headlamp levelling, Automatic headlights, Front fog lights, Headlight washers, High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

Climate control, Pollen filter

Interior Features

3 cupholders, 3 spoke leather covered steering wheel, Accessory socket, Centre console storage, Chrome inside door opener, Cloth seat trim, Door pockets with bottle holder, Driver's footrest, Front door pockets, Front/rear assist grips, Gear shift indicator, Glovebox, Multifunction steering wheel, Stainless steel pedals, Steering wheel audio controls, Storage area with lid, Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel

Interior Lights

Front map light, Luggage area lamp

Safety

4 x 3 point seatbelts, Curtain airbags, Driver airbag, Driver seatbelt warning indicator, Drivers knee airbag, Front passenger airbag deactivation, Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters, Height adjustable front seatbelts, Passenger airbag, Passenger seatbelt warning indicator, Side airbags, Side impact protection beams, Tyre pressure monitor

Seats

Bench folding rear seat, Front head restraints, Front sport seats, Height adjustable driver's seat, Isofix, Passenger seat back pocket, Rear headrests, Top tether anchor plate for isofix child seat

Security

Deadlocks, Immobiliser, Key in reminder, Keyless ignition, Remote central locking

Vanity Mirrors

Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + vanity mirrors

Wheels - Alloy

17" alloy wheels

Wheels - Spare

Tyre repair kit

General

Badge Engine CC: 1.6
Badge Power: 136
Based On ID: N
Coin Description: N
Coin Series: Sport [Nav]
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 19A
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: N
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 94
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 82
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 62
NCAP Safety Assist %: 71
Service Interval Mileage: 9000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
Vehicle Homologation Class: M1

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km): 147
HC+NOx: N
Particles: N
Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft: DOHC
Catalytic Convertor: True
CC: 1586
Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
Cylinders: 4
Engine Code: M16A
Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery: MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears: 6 SPEED
Number of Valves: 16
Transmission: MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg): 44.1
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: True
EC Extra Urban (mpg): 54.3
EC Urban (mpg): 33.6

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs): 8.7
Engine Power - BHP: 136
Engine Power - KW: 100
Engine Power - PS: True
Engine Power - RPM: 6900
Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 118
Engine Torque - MKG: 16.3
Engine Torque - NM: 160
Engine Torque - RPM: 4400
Top Speed: 121

Tyres

Alloys?: True
Tyre Size Front: 195/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear: 195/45 R17
Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style: N
Wheel Type: 17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height: 1510
Height (including roof rails): N
Length: 3890
Wheelbase: 2430
Width: 1695
Width (including mirrors): N

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 42
Gross Vehicle Weight: 1480
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 512
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 211
Max. Loading Weight: 435
Minimum Kerbweight: 1045
No. of Seats: 4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10.4

SWIFT BY NAME.. (used) 30/11/2017

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

The Suzuki Swift Sport has long been a car embraced by serious drivers who know a great handling hot hatch when they see it. Though not especially powerful, it's agile, chuckable and brilliant fun for not a lot of money. Few potential buyers know this, so the idea with this third generation post-2011 model was to widen its appeal with a smarter interior, lower running costs, a little more grunt and even sharper handling. For all that, this warm hatch still remained a well-kept secret in this segment, but one loyal buyers will enjoy hugely.

Models

3dr/5dr hatch (Petrol - 1.6 134PS)

History

We remember when Hot Hatches weren't all about power. You had a simple, revvy, normally aspirated engine and there was certainly no need to fuss about with extra go-faster gadgetry. Four-wheel drive, trick diffs, double-clutch gearboxes, electronic stability systems - all very nice but all there to add weight and cost to what ought to be a simple, inexpensive formula. You might think that it's too late to turn the clock back in this segment - but Suzuki doesn't and in 2011 proved it by delivering us this car, the MK3 model Swift Sport. This was - and still is - one of the best-kept secrets in GTi motoring, modestly powered perhaps but modestly weighted too, which means it can routinely put the wind up far more exalted machinery. Prior to the launch of this third generation car, over 6,000 Swift Sports already pounded UK roads, almost all owned by people who wouldn't give any thanks at all for an offer of trading their car against an equivalent pokier warmed-up Fiesta, Corsa or any other shopping rocket. Here, we're going to find out why, in analysing this third generation version, more efficient, faster and better equipped than any Swift Sport model before it. If you need convincing that power isn't everything in a performance car, then you need to drive this one. Initially, only the three-door bodystyle was made available, but in 2014, Suzuki offered buyers the option of the five-door Swift bodyshape too. Both variants sold until the launch of a replacement fourth generation model in 2017.

What You Get

This car doesn't only show other hot hatches how they should drive. It also for us offers a good template on how they should look. Potently understated. Sure enough, there's nothing showy about this Suzuki, with cosmetic changes over the previous generation model that aren't really cosmetic but instead were aimed at further sharpening the driving experience by controlling the airflow and suppressing lift. Even so, there's a look assertive enough to suggest you might be in for a bit of fun at the wheel. The front end, with its large High-Intensity Discharge headlamps, was styled to give the design a lower visual centre of gravity, finned foglamp bezels sitting just above a deep front spoiler. Move towards the pertly-designed rear of the three-door only bodyshape with its sleeker rear combination lamps and you'll note the way that the car hunkers down over its lovely 17-inch sports alloys. It's an inviting prospect. Inside, it's not quite as smart but appropriately, it is very driver-focused. A trio of overlapping dials in the instrument binnacle sit behind the sports steering wheel, while a tapered centre console draws the eye to the gear lever that marshals the six-speed manual transmission. The sports seats offer plenty of lateral support and the view out of the car is better than in most rivals, thanks to that upright seating position and big glass area. It's true that the fit and finish in the cabin won't have you wondering whether you're in an Audi A1, but it's all of much higher quality than the previous version of this car could manage and more than up to the standard you'd expect for the modest price being asked. We can't see many buyers bothering to use the rear seats very often in the three-door model (a five-door variant was also made available), but if they are called into use, then a couple of adults (or at a pinch three children) will be reasonably comfortable, especially since there are headrests high enough to actually support your head. Far more comfortable, certainly, than they would be in the tiny pews offered by this model's most direct rivals from this era, the Renaultsport Clio, the Fiat 500 Abarth or the MINI Cooper. Out back, there's a 211-litre boot, extendable if you push forward the 60:40-split rear seat to 512-litres, slightly less for some reason than the total on offer from an ordinary 3-door Swift model. But again, both figures are far better than those delivered by obvious and much smaller comparably priced rivals.

What You Pay

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What to Look For

Not much goes wrong with a MK3 model Swift Sport. We came across an ESP failure. A few owners reported interior trim rattle. One pointed out how easy the wheels are to kerb. And a few pointed out that the tyres are very expensive due to their odd size. There have also been some reported problems with the clutch pedal too; apparently, on some cars, it refuses to come back up properly once depressed. One owner also said the gearbox was noisy when the clutch was depressed. Otherwise, there shouldn't be too much to worry about. Look out for the usual scratched alloy wheels and signs of child damage in the back. And favour cars that have a properly stamped-up service history.

Replacement Parts

(approx prices based on a 2014 Swift Sport ex VAT) An oil filter costs around £4. Brake pads sit in the £10 to £23 bracket for a set but you could pay in the £38 to £53 bracket for a pricier brand. Brake discs sits in the £40 to £65 bracket, but you could pay in the £75 to £82 bracket for a pricier brand. You'll pay between £6 and £25 for a spark plug, around £145 to £175 for a radiator and a rear lamp will sit in the £80 to £100 bracket. Wiper blades cost between £4 and £8.

On the Road

Back in the Eighties, small affordable hot hatches were characterised by one model: Peugeot's classic 205 GTi, a normally aspirated 1.6-litre shopping rocket with a power to weight ratio of 128bhp per tonne. Which is exactly what we have here with this MK3 model Swift Sport. No coincidence then, that few fast superminis since that iconic 205 have been more fun to drive than this one. Only Renault sticks to the track-developed, normally aspirated, lightweight hot hatch formula these days but its fast Twingo is smaller and cruder, whilst its quick Clio is much more expensive and far more powerful. But the appeal of this Suzuki has never had much to do with pure power. After all, the Japanese engineers could easily have turbocharged the 134bhp 1.6 on offer here and upped the engine output close to 200bhp, but that would have just made the whole package uninsurable and over-priced for the younger drivers the brand wants to attract. So instead, and rather sensibly, the engine power was kept on the modest side for this third generation Swift Sport, hiked by just 10%. Thanks to a light kerb weight of only just over a tonne, that's still good enough though, to see you from rest to sixty in 8.7s on the way to a top speed of 121mph. So you may not win too many traffic light Grand Prixs. No matter. Accessing the speed that is on offer is a hoot. Away from rest, this car doesn't feel especially fast at all in an era where we're used to turbo engines instantly delivering all the urge from low down. Here it's different: you've to stir the slick-shifting closely ratio-ed gearbox into life and work the engine. If you're an experienced driver and can steer on the throttle and heel-and-toe through your gearchanges, you'll find the car's perfectly set-up for that. If you're not, no matter. This is a perfect starting point for your first rung on the performance ladder: everything's predictable and there's a good set of brakes too. In fact, this Swift Sport is apparently a favourite training choice for novices around the infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife racetrack: we can see why. As we said, you've got to push this engine a bit for really rapid progress. Yes, OK, the peak 160Nm of torque is delivered a littler earlier than with the previous model, but you've still to get to a buzzy 4,400 revs before you see it and for maximum power, you've to be up at the heady heights of 7,000rpm. But by that time, you might well be sporting a very wide grin indeed, especially if you're on your favourite tight twisting back road, a place where you'll find very little that can get away from you. Thanks to quick and accurate steering 20% more responsive than with the MK2 version, a wide track and a short wheelbase, you can confidently throw this car into the tightest corner, whereupon you'll find that it's really agile. The engineers achieved this through a more rigid torsion beam suspension set-up and stiffer springing as well as a whole package of detail tweaks we won't trouble you with here. You don't need to know how it works. You do need to try it. But won't such a taut set-up make this car an unpleasant highway companion? Apparently not. Despite all the stiffening that went on underneath, the ride to us feels no worse than any other mildly sporting supermini from this era. Plus when you're not revving the engine, it's actually quite refined. And the provision of a six-speed gearbox to replace the old five-speeder makes longer trips more relaxing than you might expect from a car of this kind.

Overall

If you're looking for an affordable hot hatch from the 2011 to 2017 era, you might have forgotten about Suzuki's Swift Sport. Big mistake. Here, you get old-school GTi fun without old-school crudeness. You even get relatively old-school pricing. You won't be moved to buy one after looking at the spec sheet, but take a test drive down your favourite back road and we guarantee you'll see this car a whole lot differently. We don't think the scale of this Japanese brand's achievement here should under-estimated. Bringing a hot hatch up to date usually means increasing its weight, price and complexity. None of which happened here. Leaving the MK2 model Swift Sport as a car you buy if you've nothing to prove as a driver but everything to gain from driving it. It's exactly the way every real shopping rocket should be.

SWIFT SATISFACTION (used) 21/07/2017

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

With the third generation version of its Swift supermini, launched in 2010 and sold until 2017, Suzuki stayed true to the design of successful earlier versions. That shouldn't distract potential buyers from the fact that this was a hugely improved small car, with low running costs and great driving dynamics. Used car buyers looking for a Fiesta-class supermini from this era should consider it.

Models

3dr/5dr hatch (Petrol - 1.2 94PS / 1.2 Dualjet 90PS / 1.6 134PS) (Diesel 1.3 75PS)

History

Buying a car from a budget brand isn't usually something anyone does by choice. But the cost savings over more familiar options are often hard to ignore, especially when it comes to superminis. So what if you could pay budget brand prices, yet get mainstream quality? That's exactly the proposition the third generation version of Suzuki's Swift supermini aimed to serve up. Its predecessor was certainly convincing in this way, selling over 1.8 million examples in its six years on sale before the MK3 model we're looking at here arrived in 2010. That old MK2 car had an almost MINI or Fiat 500-like cheekiness that Suzuki wanted to keep, one reason why visual changes to the third generation model were pretty minimal. Evolution, nor revolution, was the approach taken here, even though virtually everything under the skin was different. So instead of a shiny new shape for the sake of it, buyers got a larger cabin, cleaner more frugal engines and smarter safety. All for a useful chunk less than they'd pay for a comparable Corsa or Fiesta. Early on in this design's model life, a 1.3litre diesel version was offered but that was later discontinued. In 2012, Suzuki launched the Swift Sport 1.6-litre petrol hot hatch version, initially in three-door form and later in five-door guise. The MK3 Swift was eventually replaced by a new-generation model in the Spring of 2017. Does it all stack up and make this car a good used buy? Let's find out.

What You Get

You really do have to be a Suzuki enthusiast to tell this MK3 Swift from its 2005-2010 predecessor model. It's fortunate then, that the previous MK2 version was stylistically rather forward-thinking, with a chunky cheekiness that initially even had the UK importers adding different coloured roofs and stripes and dressing it up as a MINI or MiTo competitor. Wisely perhaps, those kinds of pretensions were abandoned with this more mature model, distinguishable by curvier front and rear lights and a rear door quarter window with a curved lower corner rather than an angled one. But in both three and five-door hatchback forms, this remains a neat piece of design, with nice features like the curving bonnet and the blacked-out pillars that create a 'floating roof' effect. And those crisp, confident lines shroud a slightly larger car too, 90mm longer and 5mm wider than the old MK2 model, dimensional improvements you should feel from a seat inside, where you'll find one of the bigger cabins in the supermini class. An extra 50mm addition to this Swift's wheelbase produced a roomy interior with a tall roof where two fully sized adults have plenty of leg and foot room and sit on seats supportive enough even for longer journeys. This car's short tail means that boot space isn't quite as impressive and the stiffer body necessitated a reduced-sized hatch opening through which the 204-litres on offer must be accessed. Fold the 60/40-split rear seats and this is extendable to 528-litres, though the load area isn't completely flat. Better is the oddments space provision dotted around the car. There are bottle holders in every door, a roomy centre console and a decently-sized glovebox. Behind the wheel, though some of the plastics used are a little hard to the touch, you certainly don't get a bargain brand feel. True, the dash layout is certainly less characterful than before, but the chrome trim with red instrument detailing looks nice and the overall quality on offer has risen by several notches. Though the steering wheel is reach-adjustable only on plusher models, you do get seat height adjustment so it's pretty easy to find a comfortable driving position. Plus the deep windows and narrow pillars mean you've a very good view of the road ahead.

What You Pay

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What to Look For

Not much goes wrong with a MK3 model Swift. Most of the issues we did come across in our ownership survey related to gearbox issues. A number of owners experienced problems in selecting either first or second gear when the engine was cold, so look out for that on your test drive. There have also been some reported problems with the clutch pedal too; apparently, on some cars, it refuses to come back up properly once depressed. One owner also said the gearbox was noisy when the clutch was depressed. Otherwise, there shouldn't be too much to worry about. Look out for the usual kerbed alloy wheels and signs of child damage in the back. And favour cars that have a properly stamped-up service history.

Replacement Parts

(approx prices based on a 2014 Swift 1.2 Dualjet ex VAT) An oil filter costs around £4. Brake pads sit in the £10 to £23 bracket for a set but you could pay in the £38 to £53 bracket for a pricier brand. Brake discs sits in the £40 to £65 bracket, but you could pay in the £75 to £82 bracket for a pricier brand. You'll pay between £6 and £25 for a spark plug, around £145 to £175 for a radiator and a rear lamp will sit in the £80 to £100 bracket. Wiper blades cost between £4 and £8. On The Road

On the Road

This MK3 Swift might be hard to differentiate from the previous car from outside, but once you're behind the wheel, the changes are fairly obvious. It feels a much more grown-up, refined proposition than its predecessor. The engines aren't radically different. The diesel is the same 1.3-litre 75PS Fiat-designed unit used in the MK2 design, but for the third generation model, it was tweaked for better emissions. Most sales though, were petrol ones, initially of a 94PS 1.2-litre unit replaced in 2014 by a more efficient 90PS 1.2-litre Dualjet powerplant. This petrol engine was smaller than the previous generation model's equivalent 1.3-litre petrol unit, which meant that it was necessary to rev it a little bit higher than before, this powerplant doing its best work beyond 4000rpm, at which point refinement begins to suffer a little. Still, the reward for venturing into the upper rev ranges is reasonably rapid performance for a car of this class: the 0-60mph sprint takes 12.2s and the top speed is 103mph. But it isn't figures like these that define the driving experience that this car offers. Its short, wide footprint and stiffer bodyshell provide a good chassis balance that along with strong grip, effective body control and powerful brakes, mean that this is one of those small cars you can actually really enjoy throwing about the lanes in a non-licence-threatening way, should the need or the mood take you. It has to be said though that the typical Swift age demographic doesn't always suggest a set of buyers likely to want to do that on a regular basis. So for them, there's a solid feel guaranteed by this car's substantial platform. You also get a decent quality of ride and light steering that, though not as feelsome as what went before, is easier to work with around town. These things are always a compromise aren't they? Urban-based motorists were offered a 4-speed automatic option, while at the other end of the scale, for those who really do want more of a hot hatch experience - or at least a warm hatch one - Suzuki offered a 125PS 1.6-litre three-door Sport model.

Overall

This MK3 model Swift turned out to be a more grown-up supermini proposition - and a much more competitive alternative in its class. You come away from a drive in one thinking that Suzuki deserves a higher profile than it currently enjoys in the UK - but maybe that's the way Swift owners like it. This isn't a supermini that most of those who'll settle for a used Fiesta or a Corsa from this era will ever consider. But it's an alternative they should have tried before signing on the dotted line. Here's an affordable car that doesn't feel like one. And a well kept secret that doesn't deserve to remain that way.

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