Review of 2022 Suzuki Swift Sport

Wapcar Automotive News – In Australia, Suzuki is known for its light, small and fun cars and the Swift is a small model – an icon for P car lovers as well as the young. They’re also cheap to buy, cheap to run, and incredibly reliable. So with the release of the Suzuki Swift Sport in 2006, it made an instant hit with the youth flocking to them like the kids on TikTok today. But has the Swift Sport lost some of its appeal in its current form? We tested the 2022 Suzuki Swift Sport to find out. There are a few hot products on the market right now. There’s the fiery Ford Fiesta ST and the heavyweight Hyundai i20 N – both capable and fun with larger engines than the Swift. So how does the Swift Sport compare to them? Let’s see.

Efficiency and economy: 9/10

The only engine available on the Suzuki Swift Sport 2022 is a 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder called “BoosterJet”. It also powers other Suzuki models like the S-Cross and Vitara, but in the Swift Sport it looks like a small performance engine. It generates 103 kW of power (at 5,500 rpm) and 230 Nm of torque (from 2,500 rpm to 3,000 rpm) and power is sent to the front wheels via a standard six-speed manual transmission. or an optional six-speed torque converter. automatic was fitted to our test car.

The Swift Sport’s engine is a small cannon. There’s plenty of power throughout the rev range and due to the lack of weight (weight limit 990kg) it’s absolutely flying. There’s little lag in acceleration and it’s always ready to go. Watching the revs rise on the red tachometer is amazing, and the Swift Sport even makes a rather annoying exhaust noise. We love the BoosterJet engine and wish Suzuki put it in more models – Jimny turbo, anyone?

The six-speed automatic transmission fitted to our test car was smooth and trouble-free. There are steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters if you feel like it, and they’re responsive and make it very easy to shift the right gears. The automatic isn’t as intuitive as the dual-clutch transmission and it’s really just a standard automatic, but it’s fine in normal driving. The Swift Sport’s standard manual transmission is also excellent and is definitely preferred over the automatic because it’s more engaging.

The published average fuel consumption of the Suzuki Swift Sport equipped with the automatic transmission is 6.1L/100km and our week of mostly driving around town saw an average figure of 8.0L/ 100km, which gave us quite an impression. Meanwhile, the Ford Fiesta ST has an average consumption of 6.3 liters / 100 km and the Hyundai i20 N is 6.9 liters / 100 km.

The Ford Fiesta has a larger 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder making 147kW/320Nm (44kW/90Nm more than the Swift) and the Hyundai i20 N has a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder, produces 150 kW / 275 Nm (more than the Swift 47 kW / 45Nm). So why does it score 9/10 when it lacks power compared to rivals? Well, due to the lack of weight, the Swift Sport feels light and agile in the real world compared to more powerful Fords and Hyundais.

Price & equipment: 8.5 / 10

Starting at $28,990 plus tolls, the Suzuki Swift Sport 2022 is just $200 more than the Swift GLX Turbo as the base model. The model we have here is the automatic variant of the Swift Sport that costs $30,990 plus tolls (about $34,000 depending on location).

Swift Sport has 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, front fog lights, remote keyless start, push button start, folding rearview mirror power and power folding, continuous windshield wipers, leather-wrapped steering wheel, climate control. by region, a 7.0-inch touchscreen with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite navigation, a six-speaker audio system, and manually-adjustable fabric front sport seats.

Safety tech on the Swift Sport includes six airbags, high- and low-speed automatic emergency braking (AEB) with forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. , automatic high beams, lane departure warning and lane keep assist, rear parking sensors, rear view camera, driver fatigue detection and adaptive cruise control.

Some things are missing that we think should come standard on the Suzuki Swift Sport 2022: digital speedometer, heated seats, seat navigation, front parking sensors, lane keep assist, levers windshield wipers – automatic windows and digital radio.

The only standard colors on the Suzuki Swift Sport are ‘Pure White’ while the ‘Super Black’, ‘Speedy Blue’, ‘Mineral Grey’, ‘Burning Red’ and ‘Champion Yellow’ paint colors of our test car. both have an additional fee of $595 Blue’, ‘Mineral Grey’, ‘Burning Red’ and ‘Champion Yellow’ paint colors of our test car. both have an additional fee of $595. 

The Ford Fiesta ST will cost $33,490 plus tolls ($4,500 more than the Swift) and the Hyundai i20 N will cost $33,990 plus tolls ($5,000 more than the Suzuki). Both of these cars are on Suzuki: alarm system, digital driver display (with digital speedometer), launch control, satellite navigation, 18 wheels larger inch, automatic windshield wipers, auto folding mirrors, digital radio, premium audio system, several sliding differentials, tire pressure monitoring and speed sign recognition. 

But, oddly enough, the Swift Sport features adaptive cruise control on both rivals. We think the Suzuki Swift Sport 2022 represents good value compared to its rivals. Yes, they have more equipment, but in our opinion a hot hatch under $30,000 is great value.

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