Suzuki Swace Review
For many years, the estate car market has been largely dominated by the likes of the Skoda Superb Estate, Volvo V60 and Audi A6 Avant. However, in 2020, Suzuki introduced the new Suzuki Swace to the UK, offering a bold and alternative option. Within the first year, UK sales figures for the new Swace surpassed the brand’s target of 2,000 units sold. That said, with some strong competition in this segment, how does the Suzuki Swace stand out from others?
Suzuki Swace Design & Features
Firstly, the new Suzuki Swace is a versatile estate car, largely based on the Toyota Corolla Touring Sports. Externally, the Swace’s design features a honeycomb-patterned grille, low front bumper and sharp LED headlamps. We feel the Suzuki Swace is a great example of high-quality workmanship. Even though it has a pretty simple interior design, it appears well thought out and spacious. There’s a decent amount of legroom for all passengers, as well as a large 596-litre boot capacity for your luggage. This is bigger than the Volvo V60’s 529 litres of boot space.
Furthermore, the interior is well equipped with advanced tech and safety features. This includes road sign assist, pre-collision system and lane tracing assist, just to mention a few. Some additional features like blind spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert are only available on the Swace SZ5 grade. The Suzuki Swace is still awaiting an official Euro NCAP safety rating, but in theory, you could expect a five-star safety rating like its Toyota Corolla twin received.
Suzuki Swace Performance & Engines
Another point to mention is that the Suzuki Swace is only available as a hybrid. This is a great option if you want a greener form of transport, without the range anxiety often associated with pure electric cars. It uses a powerful Hybrid electric motor along with a 1.8-litre petrol engine. Also, this Suzuki model has automatic transmission available as standard. As for the overall driving experience, the Suzuki Swace reportedly offers excellent handling, as well as being easy to drive. This hybrid car offers the driving performance (and experience) of a combustion engine coupled with enhanced economy.
Performance wise, it has a max. speed of 112 and can accelerate from 0-62mph in 11.1 seconds. Plus, it offers low fuel costs thanks to the advanced efficiency of the hybrid engine. In fact, the Suzuki Swace reportedly offers 64.2mpg WLTP combined, making it a fuel-efficient car to run. Also, the Swace achieves CO2 emissions of 103 g/km, which is on par with the Toyota Corolla Touring Sports. This could be a good option if you’re looking for a company car, without opting for a pure electric car.
Suzuki Swace Price & Specifications
The Suzuki Swace is available in two grades – SZ-T and SZ5. The entry-level Suzuki Swace SZ-T starts from £27,499 which is around £1,000 more than the equivalent Toyota Corolla Touring Sports. This is a much cheaper alternative to the Volvo V60. Key features on the Swace SZ-T include heated front seats & steering wheel, driving mode switch, push engine start system and a rear parking camera. As well, there’s a range of accessories available to make this your ideal new car. Alternatively, upgrade to the Swace SZ5 from £29,299. It’s packed with premium features such as BI-LED headlights, front & rear parking distance sensors and wireless charging. We feel this is a reasonable price for a car of this kind.
As the standard Suzuki New Vehicle Warranty, the Suzuki Swace comes with three year/60,000 miles (whichever comes first) warranty, extended to five years for the hybrid powertrain parts. Plus, this Suzuki car has seven colour options to choose from. However, it’s worth noting that Mica or Metallic paint is available at an added cost of £600 inc. VAT, while Pearlescent paint is £900 inc. VAT.
Overall, we think the Suzuki Swace is great as a hybrid lease option and deserves a rating of 4/5 stars from GB Vehicle Leasing. There’s no denying it faces strong competition from the Toyota Corolla Touring Sports as they’re very similar, but it still stands its ground in the market. So, what do you think of this Suzuki model? We hope you’ve found this Suzuki Swace review interesting and follow us on Facebook or Twitter for more motoring updates and our latest top lease deals.