2001 Suzuki Swift

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$9,299

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2001 Suzuki Swift

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • GL

    $10,299

  • GA

    $9,299

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2001 Suzuki Swift review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
No changes are in store this year for the tiny two-door Swift hatchback — the shortest car available in the United States. The Swift is similar to the Chevrolet Metro, and both are built at a Canadian plant jointly owned by Suzuki and General Motors. GM owns a stake in Suzuki, and the two companies also share the Suzuki Vitara/Chevy Tracker sport utility vehicles.

The Swift comes only as a two-door hatchback, while the Metro now comes only as a four-door sedan. This year, the Metro is available only for fleet sales. Both models may be discontinued at the end of the 2001 model year.

Exterior
At 149 inches from bumper to bumper, the Swift hatchback is about 11 inches shorter than the Daewoo Lanos hatchback and 17 inches shorter than the Hyundai Accent.

Interior
Though Suzuki says the Swift holds four, the rear seat is tight for anyone over about 5 feet 8 inches tall, and there is little room for climbing in and out of the backseat. Suzuki lists cargo volume at a modest 8.4 cubic feet, but the rear seatback folds for additional room.

The Swift comes in GA and GS price levels, and air conditioning comes only on the more expensive GS.

Under the Hood
The 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine produces 79 horsepower and yields an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 36 mpg city and 42 mpg highway with the standard five-speed manual transmission. EPA ratings fall to 30 mpg city and 34 mpg highway with the optional three-speed automatic, but the Swift is among the highest rated gasoline-powered cars on the market.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2001 Buying Guide

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.4
  • Interior design 3.8
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.0
  • Reliability 4.0

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

W/O a doubt,the most reliable car i have owned.

My 2009 Swift may not be the fastest or hottest car that i have owned or that is on the market today,but it is by far,the most reliable.I bought it new and have had no problems at all.Runs perfectly,even after 10yrs of daily use.I love this car.The only downside is the boot space.Not good for me now as i am a nanna to 2 babies and no way can i get a pram in there.Small price to pay for reliability and value for money.

4.4

All about the mpg.

Consistently gets 45 mpg. Car is light, so 79 hp is like 125 in a normal car. Parts are extremely low priced, and It's like repairing an atv. Do not get the automatic. Great commuter \beater car.

3.1

Most economic and less maintenance

Nothing better can be expected in its price range... have seen and driven other cars among the same priced hatchbacks from Hyundai, ford,tata I guess this one does the best economically Ford is my choice of interior environment and i20 diesel variant for performance

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