In 2020 it received a minor facelift with minor cosmetic changes on the radiator grille, alloy rims, and more colors. Other changes included additional standard features which were previously only available on the higher trims.
Markets with stricter emissions also received a revised engine, a 12-volt mild hybrid system with a 10 Ah battery.
In this article, we are going to take a look at the 5 pros and 5 cons of the 2022 Suzuki Swift as enlightenment for would-be buyers to simplify their decision-making. Please follow through.
5 Pros To Buy
The 2022 Swift is very stable at high speeds and can take corners with ease, thanks to the car’s well-distributed power-to-weight ratio and balance.
Although handling is a bit biased, the Swift‘s ride quality is more than acceptable, it takes road ruts and the deepest potholes for shocks to be felt within the car.
The steering wheel is impressive for its lightness and quick response, even though it’s the norm in such cars, you trade off ride quality for overall accuracy and weight.
The Swift build quality is first-rate, albeit some of the plastics finishing feel harder than those of some rivals, but they also look durable. The same applies to the switchgear: control buttons look and feel as if they are built to last.
Mechanically, the Swift comes fitted with Suzuki engines, transmissions, and AllGrip all-wheel-drive system that has been tried and tested in other models, and their reputation is known to be durable, efficient, and reliable.
The 2022 Swift cabin comes packed with plenty of goodies. Even the base model comes with premium amenities that include touchscreen infotainment, Bluetooth, a heater, a pollen filter, LED DRLs, an electromagnetic tailgate opener, and more. Most notable is the inclusion of some high-tech safety systems not common in this class such as brake assist, engine immobilizer, and a lightweight impact-absorbing monocoque body.
Good Safety Rating
The 2022 Suzuki Swift has a five-star safety rating as rated by ANCAP (Australian New Car Assessment Program) based on a test conducted in 2017.
In the frontal offset test, it received 14.39 out of 16 points, in the side impact test it received 15.74 out of 16 points, and in the pole test 2 out of 2. Pedestrian protection and whiplash were both rated Good. Its overall score was 35.13 out of 37.
Passive safety features found in the 2022 Suzuki Swift include front, front-side, and curtain airbags. Active safety features include Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind-spot monitoring, Lane departure warning, Rear parking sensors, Adaptive cruise control, and Rear cross-traffic alert.
The 2022 Swift interior has been redone giving it new looks that are more cohesive and unique, particularly when compared to the previous model, which the MINI profoundly inspired. The new front fascia of the Swift features a broad hexagonal grille along with a striking bumper, LED headlights, and an enclosed windshield. On the sides, the Swift is curvy and bulgy with European-inspired blacked-out pillars with Suzuki’s renowned ‘Kei’ touches. At the rear, the Swift features a large bumper, unique LED tail lights, and a snazzy spoiler.
5 Cons Not To Buy
The engines that come fitted in the 2022 Suzuki Swift are very quiet, but the little noise that they emit at high revs plus wind noise produced by the car when traveling at more than 80 km/hr do manage to get into the cabin. Suzuki has to consider improving cabin insulation from noise in its future releases.
The 2022 Swift has a 265-liter boot. It is small but might be enough if the car is only used as a city car. Its adjustable trunk floor is practical with a maximum sill height of 723 mm, but its 242 mm leap can make loading and unloading of goods difficult.
The 2022 Swift comes with toughened suspensions that instill it with noble handling, but this trades off the ride quality slightly. Naturally, every driver has a different taste for such things, so to understand, you’ll have to experience it yourself to feel if the ride is firmed up to your liking or not.
The cabin of the 2022 Swift is solidly made, but the materials look and feel a bit cheap. If you are looking for soft, spongy, and moist finishing, then you better look elsewhere, as the Swift is unattractive, hard, and shiny. But other than that, it’s functional, but not that stylish. It’s tightly tightened up, and you are sure it will remain intact for years.
The Swift interior design is stylish, but its neat styling can’t conceal the fact that cheap, hard plastics are all over the car’s interior. To improve the car’s appeal, the Swift’s style points can be better next time around.
The 2022 Swift comes fitted with a well-featured infotainment system, but its display is tiny and a bit sluggish, even heavy in its response. Its graphics resemble those of the Eighties gaming consoles, and when compared with the slick systems found on rival cars, it’s difficult not to see how disenchanting it is.
But to cheer things up a bit, the system offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard on all trims other than the base trim. With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, you can link your phone with the car’s infotainment system, and the screen mirrors your phone. This makes things so much better and serves as solace.
Suzuki outperforms many car manufacturers when it comes to individual reliability. And this credibility rating comes as a result of producing cars such as the 2022 Swift which has a lot going for it. In case you’re in the market looking for an affordable hatchback with commendable features and you are not bothered by hard interior materials, then the Swift is the car for you.
Written by: Samuel H. Mponezya