The current AUTO BILD long-term test ranking: Who builds the best cars?
How good are our cars in the endurance test over 100,000 kilometers? AUTO BILD shows in a ranking list all models that have passed the endurance test!
Endurance test grade 1 for the Suzuki Swift Sport
We hadn’t previously suspected that the Suzuki Swift Sport would come through the endurance test so confidently. But he did!
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The youngest graduate of the endurance test is the Suzuki Swift Sport. No failure, not a single problem, the Swift did not even want to expose its drivers to topping up oil. Unscheduled workshop visits only came about because at the beginning we had wrongly assumed that the Swift would have to be serviced after 15,000 instead of 20,000 kilometers. During the final dismantling and examination of the side members with the endoscope, a deficiency was finally noticed. In the rear girders, initial corrosion was seen on cut edges, around drill holes and weld seams. Not a drama, but annoying. Despite all the sympathy, we could not remedy the resulting error points for the Swift. In the end, it is still enough for a straight one – with better rust prevention, the cheeky toddler would have even made the “1+”. In our all-time long-term test ranking, the Swift is right at the front. By doingwe have summarized all the long-term test results since 2014. Older endurance tests, in which the vehicles were rated according to a different test scheme, are listed in a second ranking list.
How AUTO BILD tests
|Endurance test rating: This is how the failure points are awarded|
|Breakdown||15 points of failure|
|Engine / transmission damage||15 points of failure|
|Defective drive / functional parts||5 points of failure|
|Additional short workshop visit||3 points of failure|
|Additional multi-day workshop visit||5 points of failure|
|Defects and special work (radio / sat nav / liquids etc.)||2 points of failure|
|Defective small parts (lamps etc)||1 point of failure|
|Long-term quality (from dismantling)|
|Body (preservation, paint, carpets, cladding)||0-5 failure points|
|Engine (power, tightness, deposits, tracks)||0-5 failure points|
|Transmission (tightness, abrasion, condition, clutch)||0-5 failure points|
|Exhaust system (condition, catalytic converter, suspension, shield plates)||0-5 failure points|
|Chassis (axles, suspension, steering, fastening)||0-5 failure points|
|Electrics (cables, plugs, control units, fuses)||0-5 failure points|
|Everyday scoring / driving|
|Results from the entries in the logbook||0-10 points of failure|
|0 points 1+; 1–4 points 1; 5–8 points 1-; 9–12 points 2+; 13–16 points 2; 17-20 points 2-; 21–24 points 3+; 25–28 points 3; 29–32 points 3-; 33–36 points 4+; 37-40 points 4; 41-44 points 4-; 45–48 points 5+; 49–52 points 5; 53–56 points 5-; from 57 points 6.|
* Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions and, if applicable, the power consumption of new cars can be found in the “Guide to Official Fuel Consumption”, which is available free of charge at all sales outlets and from “Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH” (www .dat.de).