Suzuki Swift safety ratings

Feb 2011 - Current (front+side+head+knee airbags)

About this test

The left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.

About the test vehicles

1.2 litre
Kerb weight:
990 kg
Light Car
Vehicles built:
Frontal+Side+Head+Knee airbags

ANCAP safety

Good score:  35.55 out of 37

5 star. The Swift scored 15.68 out of 16 in the offset crash test. The passenger compartment held its shape well. There was a slight risk of serious chest and leg injury for the driver. The vehicle scored 15.8 out of 16 in the side impact crash test and a further two points in the optional pole test.

Frontal offset crash test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head/neck 4 pts, chest 3.98 pts, upper legs 4 pts, lower legs 3.7 pts. The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The brake pedal moved rearwards by 95 mm and upwards 46 mm. The blocked displacement was 87mm. The steering wheel hub moved 12mm forward, 10 mm upward and 1 mm sideways. The front ("A") pillar moved 3 mm rearwards. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort. The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. The knee airbag protected the driver's knees. The passenger's head was cushioned by the airbag. The side curtain deployed in this crash test – this can provide extra protection in secondary impacts.

Front danger map

Side impact crash test

Body region scores out of 4 points each: Head 4 pts, chest 3.88 pts, abdomen 4 pts, pelvis 4 pts. The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags. The vehicle earned the maximum two points in this test

Side danger map

Pedestrian safety


The front edge of the bonnet scored no points for the protection it offers to pedestrians' legs. The protection offered by the bumper was predominantly good, as was the protection provided by the bonnet in most areas likely to be struck by the head of a child. Child head impacts 11.26 Adult head impacts 7.15 Upper leg impacts Zero Lower leg impacts 4 Total (out of 36) 22.41