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Suzuki Swift Sport 1.6 5 door Hatch (2007)

by John Ewing,reviewed February 2007

The bright yellow war paint and standard body kit on the flea-sized Swift Sport test car certainly made it stand out, especially to other Swift owners.
At $23 990, it’s a $6000 stretch over a Swift S, but still cheaper than rivals.

Sports upgrades include a modified, bigger capacity, high-compression engine delivering more power and torque. There’s also a sports exhaust with dual outlets.

The revvy little Suzuki is brisk without being startling. At highway speeds, the engine sounds busy, making a six-speed gearbox look desirable, instead of the close-ratio five-speed.

Under-body stiffening and sports suspension endow the Sport with a firm ride, good grip and nimbleness, making it fun to drive on a twisty road.

The seating position is awkward without reach adjustment, and there’s no spare wheel, just a sealant kit.
Suzuki Swift Sport 1.6 5 door Hatch 2007

For

Sporty ride and handling, willing engine

Against

No spare tyre, limited seating adjustment

Car Details

Vehicle make Suzuki
Vehicle model Swift Sport 1.6, 5-door hatch
Vehicle type Light Over $20,000
Year 2007
Price when new $23,990 MLP
Current price range $ - $
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Engine 1.6-litre, VVT 4-cylinder
Max power 92 kW @ 6800 rpm
Max torque 148 Nm @ 4800 rpm
Acceleration to 100 km/h 11.2 sec
Braking from 80 km/h 23.36 m
Capacity (ADR figure): 7.5 litres/100 km

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This review is based on road testing conducted by The Road Ahead. Further vehicle reviews, in-depth comparisons and coverage of consumer motoring issues can be found in the Club's magazine. Prices listed were current at the time of review and are manufacturers list prices and do not include statutory and delivery charges. Prices can vary from time to time and dealer to dealer.