Used Suzuki Swift Sport (2006 - 2011) Safety & Reliability

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 15 Jul 2014
This is the fast and fun version of the Suzuki Swift. It's powered by a 1.
4 out of 5



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  • Adult Occupant Rating

    4 out of 5
  • Child Protection Rating

    3 out of 5
  • Pedestrian Test Rating

    3 out of 5

A four-star Euro NCAP rating is good for a car of this size, though not class leading. That said, the list of standard safety equipment is thorough and includes dual front, side and curtain airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners, three-point seats for all passengers, an electronic stability programme, anti-lock brakes, electronic brakeforce distribution and Isofix childseat anchor points.

Security-wise, there's keyless entry and start (the car senses you approach and immediately unlocks itself - you can keep the fob in a bag or coat) and an immobiliser.

4.5 out of 5


As with all Suzukis, the Swift is proving to be very reliable. Only a few small, niggling, faults have been reported by owners and these have been cleared up under warranty.

Car check problem points


No problems reported.


No problems reported.


A recall in 2007 where the handbrake may fail. Another recall in 2008 where the passenger airbag may fail to go off in an accident. A further recall in 2009 where the boot light may catch fire.