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Key Specs

of the 2000 Suzuki Swift. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    39 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    79-hp, 1.3-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed manual w/OD
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2000 Suzuki Swift Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Other than an expanded color palette, the minicompact Swift is unchanged for 2000. 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 vehicle.

Interior
Though Suzuki says Swift holds four, the rear seat is tight for anyone taller than 5-foot 8-inches, and there is little room for climbing in and out of the back seat. Suzuki lists cargo volume at a modest 8.4 cubic feet, but the rear seatback folds for additional room. Swift comes in GA and GS price levels, and air conditioning comes only on the more-expensive GS.

Exterior
Swift is a two-door hatchback, and at 149.4 inches stem to stern, it is one of the shortest cars available in the United States — about 15 inches shorter than a Honda Civic hatchback.

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

Performance
With a starting price of $9,099 and great fuel economy, Swift is easy on the wallet. However, the tiny dimensions limit its appeal, which shows in low resale value. Ditto for the Chevy Metro.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.co...
Vehicle Overview
Other than an expanded color palette, the minicompact Swift is unchanged for 2000. 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 vehicle.

Interior
Though Suzuki says Swift holds four, the rear seat is tight for anyone taller than 5-foot 8-inches, and there is little room for climbing in and out of the back seat. Suzuki lists cargo volume at a modest 8.4 cubic feet, but the rear seatback folds for additional room. Swift comes in GA and GS price levels, and air conditioning comes only on the more-expensive GS.

Exterior
Swift is a two-door hatchback, and at 149.4 inches stem to stern, it is one of the shortest cars available in the United States — about 15 inches shorter than a Honda Civic hatchback.

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

Performance
With a starting price of $9,099 and great fuel economy, Swift is easy on the wallet. However, the tiny dimensions limit its appeal, which shows in low resale value. Ditto for the Chevy Metro.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(3.3)
Performance
(4.0)
Interior Design
(3.7)
Comfort
(3.3)
Reliability
(4.3)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Great first car

by Obese Teen from Kansas on August 3, 2008

This was my first car i got for highschool and it was great! It handles perfect and can fit into the tiniest parking spot. FUEL MILEAGE IS FANTASTIC!! Air conditioning works great too. We bought this ... Read full review

(5.0)

The Best Car I Have Ever Owned!

by Blatz to the Future from Fresno, California on June 13, 2008

I drove this car for 2 years and the only problem I EVER had was the fuse for the fan kept going out. I was the WORST driver and didn't keep up on the maintenance or anything. I got into a lot of ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2000 Suzuki Swift currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2000 Suzuki Swift has not been tested.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Swift received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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