• (4.3) 3 reviews
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 39
  • Engine: 79-hp, 1.3-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 3-speed automatic
2001 Suzuki Swift

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2001 Suzuki Swift Reviews

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.

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.

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

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Most economic and less maintenance

by Shravan from on March 14, 2017

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 c... Read Full Review

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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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