2001 Suzuki Swift

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Key Specs

of the 2001 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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2001 Suzuki Swift Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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 gasolin...
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
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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(3.7)
Performance
(4.3)
Interior Design
(3.3)
Comfort
(2.7)
Reliability
(3.3)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

Most economic and less maintenance

by Shravan 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 ... Read full review

(5.0)

incredible!!!! best supercar on the market!!!!

by Yummy Samwhich from Boabab city, Madagascar on November 23, 2013

I have had one of these for 9 years. just hit the 2 million mile mark- on the 6th engine but all things considered that is remarkable if you think about it very hard and consider how many i could have ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

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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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