Get the midlevel SE trim. The SE features a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t concern yourself with a stiff ride, though the SE continues to be relatively comfortable on the road. The SE is also a good bargain considering all the safety and tech equipment you obtain for the money. Finally, the SE can be acquired with a wide variety of options, so you can pick and choose those that are right for the budget.
Crossover SUVs may be most of the rage, but there’s still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the Suzuki Swift Research New. Coming off a redesign just last year, the Suzuki Swift Research New is just a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of standard safety equipment and a lot of options to choose from.
As has been the case for some time, you may get the Suzuki Swift Research New with a four-cylinder engine or perhaps a more powerful V6, or you will get the miserly Suzuki Swift Research New Hybrid. On the highway, the Suzuki Swift Research New is comfortable and compliant. Suzuki Swift Research New also offers two sporty versions that infuse the Suzuki Swift Research New with a little extra personality. Inside, the Suzuki Swift Research New provides a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you opt for one of many upper trim levels. There are lots of options to select from along the way.
The Suzuki Swift Research New is as competent as they come. It’s well-priced on the whole, and modern feature content makes it supremely easy to drive. If you’re looking for something with a bit more class and space than a small sedan, the Suzuki Swift Research New might you should be the sedan for you.
The Suzuki Swift Research New is the beds base trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features that features 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every Suzuki Swift Research New Safety Sense, which is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the following rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a car alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can consider the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with many different additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a more impressive 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Many of the features located on the upper trim levels could be added to the low trim levels as options. Other notable options add a sunroof, a JBL sound system coupled with an integral navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the Suzuki Swift Research New stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the trunk seat is simple to fold down to suit longer items. You can find enough cabin storage options to create a lot of people happy. Loading a vehicle seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good however, not stellar. The forward center console bin is great for concealing items but has a hard, slippery floor, so that they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is a decent size, and there are modest door pockets in the leading and rear that are good for small water bottles only.
The Suzuki Swift Research New includes a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles allow it to be an easy task to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s super easy to mount a car seat, with obvious and readily available lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough space so that the front seat will not need to be scooted all the way forward.