Suzuki swift fuel consumption in Kenya


When buying a car, you should keep in mind not only the purchase price but also its maintenance cost. Whether you want to drive long distances or use it for daily commuting, fuel economy is an important point to consider. Check full review of Suzuki swift
Therefore, I checked the riding comfort and running performance by comparing the catalog fuel consumption of the Suzuki “Swift” with the actual fuel consumption.


What kind of car is the Suzuki Swift?

The first Swift was released in February 2000, and the fourth generation was released in December 2016. In 2017, it was awarded the 2018 RJC Car of the Year by the NPO Japan Automotive Researchers Journalists Conference (RJC) for its wide variety of sports and hybrids, design, fuel efficiency, safety and high driving performance.
Since the first generation, manual vehicles have been continuously released, and Suzuki “Swift” is widely supported by beginners and car enthusiasts as a car that can be enjoyed “driving” while being a reasonable compact car.

Swift Catalog Fuel Efficiency

The Swift has a lineup of three powertrains: a hybrid vehicle that combines a 1.2L engine with a drive motor and automatic gear shift, a mild hybrid vehicle that combines a 1.2L engine with a generator with a motor function, and a 1.2L petrol engine vehicle. It has been.

The transmission is 5AGS for hybrid vehicles, CVT for mild hybrid vehicles, MT in addition to CVT for petrol vehicles, 2WD only for hybrid vehicles, and 2WD and 4WD for other powertrains. increase.

Swift’s WLTC mode catalog fuel efficiency is as follows.

Hybrid vehicle (2WD only)

grade transmission fuel consumption


Mild hybrid car

grade Drive system transmission fuel consumption
4WD CVT 19.6km/L
4WD CVT 19.6km/L


Petrol car

grade Drive system transmission fuel consumption
XG 2WD 5MT 21.8km/L
CVT 20.0km/L
4WD CVT 18.8km/L
RS 2WD 5MT 21.8km/L
CVT 20.0km/L
4WD CVT 18.8km/L


Swift’s actual fuel consumption

According to the site ” e fuel consumption “, which collects the actual fuel consumption data of owners currently riding Swift, the actual fuel consumption of Swift is as follows.

  Drive system transmission fuel consumption
hybrid car 2WD 5AGS 20.3km/L
mild hybrid car 2WD CVT 16.8km/L
4WD CVT 18.5km/L
petrol car 2WD 5MT 20.6km/L
CVT 19.6km/L
4WD CVT 15.0km/L


WLTC mode fuel economy is an average of three modes: city mode, which is affected by traffic lights and traffic jams, suburban mode, which is less affected by traffic lights and traffic jams, and highway mode, which assumes driving on highways. It is composed of usage time allocation and is measured by a method that is closer to the actual usage environment of the car, so the catalog spec tends to be lower than the JC08 mode fuel efficiency that has been used in Japan so far.

Although the figures are close to the actual fuel consumption, it does not mean that the WLTC mode fuel consumption is completely different from the actual fuel consumption. Depending on how you drive and the driving environment, it seems that there is often a difference of about 10 to 1.5%. Considering that point, the difference between the Swift’s catalog fuel consumption and the actual fuel consumption is slightly larger than the average value for the mild hybrid 2WD vehicle and the petrol 4WD vehicle, but it can be said that the difference is not so large for the others.

How comfortable is the Suzuki Swift?

How comfortable is the Suzuki Swift?Source: Suzuki “Swift” driving and environmental performance

Swift, which means lightness and speed, is also characterized by its light running that embodies its name. Even on highways where stable driving is required, it is highly evaluated for its calm driving, so it is possible to drive without stress even in the city. It can be said that it is a recommended car for those who value ride comfort and ease of driving.

*The content of the article is based on information as of August 2020.


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