We know what you're thinking - we've added the wrong photo and you're looking at a Toyota Corolla. Well we wouldn't blame you for assuming we'd make a mistake but we can assure you we haven't! The similarities are clear that's for sure and that's because it was born from a collaboration between Suzuki and Toyota (which also saw the arrival of the ACross, Suzuki's first plug-in Hybrid on the UK market).
The combination of these two well known Japanese manufacturers could only ever result in producing something great and it certainly has - an extremely well-built, affordable and reliable Hybrid estate.
Smart, elegant and practical the Suzuki Swace is, in our humble opinion, a better looking version of the Toyota Corolla and also delivers more mpg giving you a combined 64.2mpg (WLTP Combined Fuel consumption). Starting from just £25,499 (correct as at Feb 2022), the Suzuki Swace is also slightly cheaper than the Toyota Corolla.
The base model Swace SZ-T comes with a 1.8 litre petrol-hybrid system which has an output of 120bhp. It is front-wheel drive and uses a CVT automatic gearbox.
When it comes to standard features the SZ-T model comes with some surprising features such as; heated front seats, heated steering wheel. dual zone climate control, rear camera and an 8-inch touchscreen with smartphone connectivity. The model above (SZ5) comes with a wireless phone charging pad, parking sensors both at the front and rear and the parking assist function.
Suzuki have made the Swace simple with just one engine variant. Taken from the Corolla, the 1.8-litre hybrid set-up consists of a petrol unit producing 101bhp and a steady 142Nm of torque, complimented with a further 71bhp and 163Nm from the electric motor, giving the Suzuki Swace a total output of 120bhp.
If you have had a read of our guide to the different types of hybrids you'll know the Suzuki Swace is a full hybrid, meaning it is possible to travel on a combination of petrol / electic along with electric power only.
When it comes to running costs Suzuki have hit the jackpot with excellent fuel economy as well as low CO2 emissions. The Swace will appeal to commuters, families and fleet drivers alike. You can check out our latest offers here.
Suzuki have stated the Swace will deliver up to 64.2mpg on the combined cycle, with a total range of over 700 miles on a single tank of fuel & we can vouch for this. Our sales and aftersales teams have driven the Swace for a few months now with some hitting 66mpg! And we think in the correct mode and on the correct terrain you could even achieve 70mpg.
At first glance you may not realise you were sat in a Suzuki car. The smart, elegant and practical estate offers a luxury yet sporty feel.
The Swace's infotainment system is clear and high up in location for better visibility for the driver. The 8-inch screen has the ability to display the many different menus available such as radio, hybrid information, smartphone connection, settings and more. There are steering wheel mounted controls for the drivers convenience to navigate through the menus and controls.
The Suzuki Swace provides a comfortable, practical alternative to your standard family estate. Heated front seats and heated steering wheel joined by climate control, radar cruise control and rear parking camera add to an already excellent purchase and all come as standard.
When it comes to external features simple touches such as roof rails, body-coloured door handles and rear privacy glass all add to the luxury, sporty feel along with the standard 16" alloy wheels.
The partnership between Suzuki and Toyota leaves no doubt that the Swace will be a car you can rely on. Receiving the maximum five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, the Swace comes packed with safety features including radar cruise control, road sign assist, lane departure warning, vehicle sway warning and steering assist functions. Step up to the SZ5 model and you'll gain blind spot monitor as well as rear cross traffic alert.
The Suzuki Swace is a comfortable, fuel efficient, well-equipped choice of estate car. There's great space for driver and passenger alike along with a large boot for all your luggage making it a great choice for families and those who are on the road for long periods. Best of all, it's an affordable option and will reduce running costs with it's economical hybrid engine.
If our review hasn't already convinced you that the Swace is definitely a car for your shortlist then why not decide for yourself by taking it for a test drive? We have demonstrator models available at our dealerships in Keighley, Bradford, Huddersfield & Ashton Under Lyne along with our experienced Suzuki team to answer any questions you may have.