Used Suzuki Swift Hatchback (2010 - 2017) Safety & Reliability

Review by Chris Ebbs on
Last Updated: 27 Oct 2015
The Suzuki Swift has slowly and steadily earned itself a reputation as a value-for-money low-cost car that's good fun to drive. Fortunately for Suzuki, this version introduced in 2010 continues with those traits while adding a little bit of extra quality.
4.5 out of 5



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The Swift performed well in Euro NCAP crash tests, receiving the maximum of five stars. With seven airbags and stability control as standard across the whole range, the Suzuki Swift safety is impressive.

3.5 out of 5


Unfortunately the previous Swift was subject to a number of recalls including the passenger airbag going off when the ignition is turned on, brake failure and handbrake failure. Only time will tell if the manufacturer has managed to iron out these problems on the latest model to give Suzuki Swift reliability a better reputation.

Car check problem points


No problems reported


No problems reported


Check if a recall for a suspected faulty passenger airbag going off has been carried out. Check documentation for brakes and the handbrake.