Suzuki Swace 2023 Review

The much loved Suzuki Swace was first released back in November 2020. Now with even better specification & on-board tech, along with enhanced hybrid performance, the 2023 Swace is definitely one to consider if you're looking for a good looking estate car with lots to offer.

Read on as we take a look at the latest updates and tell you everything you need to know about the Suzuki Swace.

Advanced Hybrid Performance

There have been some significant enhancements to the Swace's hybrid engine sytem which have resulted in a 15% increase in power output (from 122hp to 140hp). Suzuki have however maintained running costs at the forefront of their improvements with minimal changes to fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, which now stand at 62.7mpg and 102g/km respectively (WLTP combined).

The upgraded hybrid system combines a powerful electric motor with a 1.8 litre petrol engine delivering a seamless drive with powerful acceleration and selecting the optimal driving mode depending on driving conditions - motor (EV), engine or a comination of both. When in EV driving mode, the vehicle is driven solely by its electric motor with power supplied from the battery, reducing emissions and fuel consumption.

There's no compromise when it comes to the quality of the drive. The low bonnet and location of the hybrid battery (below the rear seats) assist in giving the Swace its low stance and also aids in the reduction of body roll around corners and in improving stability. Lightweight and efficient CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission i.e. automatic) comes as standard providing a smooth and comfortable drive.

Digital & Multimedia Features

Enjoy state-of-the-art technology including...

  • Smartphone Link
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay / Android Auto Connectivity
  • 8 inch LCD Colour Info Screen
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • New Digital Instrument Cluster with 3 display modes
  • Type C USB Port
All of this comes as STANDARD on every Swace! Step up to the Ultra model and you'll also benefit from a Qi wireless charging pad located within the front console making it a breeze to charge your smartphone whilst on the go.

Improved Styling & Finishes

With a luxurious cabin design, the driver and passengers alike can experience optimal comfort while cruising along. With a generous distance of 928mm between the front and rear rows, the Swace offers some of the most generous legroom in its class for those travelling on board. You'll find convenient storage spaces throughout to store all your gadgets and refreshments – no matter if you’re seated up front or taking it easy at the back. The interior of the Ultra model is finished with lether interior trim along with ambient lighting giving it a warm glow.

Refreshed exterior styling gives the Swace an athletic look. The rear upgraded bumper now comes complete with chrome trim and the rear combination lights have been switched from bulb to LED to really make the Swace stand out.

Enhanced Safety & Driver Assistance

Suzuki never sacrifice when it comes to safety and the Swace is no exception.

The newly developed Emergency Driving Stop System (EDSS) functions whilst Lane Tracing Assist delivers a warning prompt to the driver if the steering wheel or pedals are not operated for a pre-determined amount of time. If the driver fails to react, EDSS slows the vehicle to a stop and activates the hazard warning lights.

The Pre-Collision System (PCS) helps to prevent collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists by moitoring the road ahead with a millimetre-wave radar and monocular camera. The updated system includes a wider range detection and the addition of motorcycle detection.

Dynamic Radar Cruise control (DRCC)automatically maintains a safe distance with the vehicle ahead and brings the Swace to a stop when the preceding vehicle comes to a stop. If there is no vehicle traveling ahead, the Swace will continue to travel at a fixed speed.

Safe Exit Assist (SEA) on the Ultra model, warns occupants when it is unsafe to open a door or exit the vehicle, for example when a cyclist is approaching from the rear and the vehicle is stationary.

Road Sign Assist (RSA) monitors the road for traffic signs and displays them on the multi-information display when they are detected. The system is compatible with speed limit, no passing zone, residential area, end of zone and other European road signs.

E-Call is a built-in safety feature which is automatically activated in the event of an incident when the airbags are deployed. When eCall is activated, your vehicle's location, including the direction of travel, is transmitted whilst alerting a 999 operator.

Parking is no problem with the Swace thanks to its Rear Parking Camera and if you opt for the S-Cross Ultra, you'll also get Front and Rear Park Distance Sensors along with Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert giving more visibility when maneuvering.


Driving Mode Selection

The Swace's drive mode functionality gives you the option to adjust the vehicle’s performance to suit driving conditions.There are 3 driving modes to choose from: -

NORMAL - giving you optimal balance between ride comfort, stability and fuel economy, and is suitable for normal driving.

ECO - provides a gradual throttle response allowing you to accelerate in a more eco-friendly way. This mode also allows you to use minimal air-conditioning. This mode is best to be selected when driving in cities where you are stopping and starting often.

SPORT - for agile driving with exhilarating acceleration for those winding roads. Allows for quicker and more powerful acceleration

Luggage Space

The extendable luggage area transforms from an ample 596 litre space to an extremely generous 1,606 litre capacity with the rear seats are folded down, giving you a fully flat floor with plenty of room and versatility.

You can load and unload with minimal effort thanks to the electromagnetic tailgate which opens the boot with a touch of the wireless remote control.

And as an added convenience you'll also get auto-illuminating lights and a 12V accessory socket.

Swace Model Line Up


Standard equipment includes: -

  • Rear view camera
  • Dual-zone climate controlHeated front seats
  • 8" touchscreen multimedia system
  • Dynamic radar cruise control
  • 16 inch alloy wheels
  • Roof rails & spoiler
  • LED headlights, front fog lamps & rear combination lamps
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Auto lights & wipers
  • Auto dim rear view mirror
  • Leather, heated steering wheel
  • Pre-Collision system
  • Lane tracing assist
  • eCall
  • Emergency driving stop system
  • Type C USB port


Additional equipment includes: -

  • Front & rear parking sensors
  • Leather interior trim
  • Blind spot monitor
  • Safe exist assist
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Smart door lock system
  • Wireless charger
  • Interior ambient lighting
  • BI-LED projector headlights

Suzuki Swace 'vs' the best of the rest

Having already been impressed with the first edition Swace, the addition of even more tech and an increased level of specification even on the standard Motion model, will mean it really does give it's competitors a run for their money.

The full hybrid Swace is the most efficient automative option currently available among other estate models, savings drivers money on fuel and on company car tax.

Engine TypeFuel Economy MPGMonthly Fuel Cost*CO2 Emissions g/kmCompany Car BIK Band
Suzuki Swace 1.8 HEV Motion CVTFull Hybrid62.7mpg£11110225%
Toyota Corolla 1.8 HEV Icon CVT Full Hybrid 61.4mpg + £2 103 =
Ford Focus 1.0 Ecoboost MHEV Active Auto Mild Hybrid 53.3mpg + £20 126 + 5%
Hyundai I30 1.0T-GDI MHEV DCT SE Connect Mild Hybrid 53.3mpg + £20 121 + 4%
Peugeot 308 1.2 Puretech Active Premium EAT8 AT Petrol 52.1mpg + £23 129 + 5%
Volkswagen Golf 1.5 ETSI Life DSG Mild Hybrid 51.4mpg + £24 125 + 5%
Vauxhall Astra 1.2 Turbo Design Auto Petrol 49.6mpg + £29 128 + 5%
Kia Ceed 1.5 T-GDI 3 DCT Petrol 47.9mpg + £34 134 + 6%

* Based on 1,000 miles per month and petrol at £1.48 per litre (AA Fuel Price Report January 2023)

Discover the Suzuki Swace

We're pretty sure after reading this that you'll be ready to put the Swace on your shortlist! If so, then get in touch with one of our Suzuki dealerships & chat to a member of our sales team.