2009 Suzuki Swift Review from Australia and New Zealand

2009 Suzuki Swift XS 1.5 petrol

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.5 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired15500 kilometres
Most recent distance16050 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 206


Excellent value for money


No problems with the car.

General Comments:

We purchased this car from the main Suzuki dealer near us, but it was a Japanese import - not NZ new. We chose this car as it had all the features of the LTD version (additional airbags, fog lights, alloys etc), but was a fraction of the price.

We looked at other versions, like the sport, but the ride wasn't as smooth and the plastics made a noise.

The car we chose was in excellent condition. My only complaints were for the stereo, which required a band expander and wasn't capable of playing MP3s. Also the fuel consumption gauge was displaying the Japanese format, which is different from the equation we usually use in NZ.

Otherwise I am exceptionally happy with the Swift, and enjoy driving it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th September, 2010

24th Nov 2010, 05:52

Read your user manual; you can change the economy gauge to either average or instant L/100km. The red & green buttons are not just decoration.

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review