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Suzuki Swift Sport hatchback (2011-2017) - MPG, running costs & CO2

Fuel economy is reasonable, but the Suzuki Swift Sport has fairly high CO2 emissions

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4.2 out of 5

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MPG, running costs & CO2 Rating

3.3 out of 5

Although the Suzuki Swift Sport is cheap to buy, it holds its value on the used market fairly well. It’ll retain about 47% of its purchase price after three years or 36,000 miles, which is about the same percentage as a Ford Fiesta ST. But because the Suzuki is less expensive to buy in the first place, you’ll lose less cash overall.

Suzuki Swift Sport MPG & CO2

The Suzuki Swift isn't quite as high-tech as some rivals, but its low weight helps it return decent fuel economy of 44.1mpg. However, CO2 emissions of 147g/km mean road tax is pricey, at £145 a year. In comparison, the more powerful Fiesta ST is capable of 47.9mpg and emits 139g/km of CO2, while the Abarth 500 registers 43.5mpg and 155g/km of CO2.

The latest Suzuki Swift Sport is also helped by the addition of a sixth gear, which means the engine doesn’t have to work as hard at motorway speeds, so fuel economy is improved. There’s no difference in the fuel economy or emissions of three and five-door models.

Insurance group

The Swift Sport falls into insurance group 19, which compares well with the Fiesta ST’s group 30 and the Abarth 500’s groups 27-28.

Warranty

The Suzuki Swift Sport’s warranty is a fairly average three-year/60,000-mile affair, but there’s also 12 years of anti-rust cover and 12 months’ European breakdown cover.

Servicing

A service payment plan is available, which can cover one, two or three years’ worth of servicing. It can be paid in one lump sum, or by monthly direct debit. Suzuki tailors pricing to the needs of the owner, but a three-year plan for cars covering 8,000 miles a year will cost around £700.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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