Skoda Citigo (12 on) - Review

Review by Gareth Evans on
Last Updated: 18 Jul 2013
4
The Skoda Citigo is the Czech firm’s first venture into the world of the city car. Based heavily on the architecture of the Volkswagen up!, all the ingredients are present to make it a capable car that appeals to a broad spectrum of society.

Skoda Citigo (12 on)
Low running costs, surprisingly comfortable, practical for its size
Engine short of power, poor sat nav system

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£8,090 - £10,865

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£5,172 - £10,059

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The Skoda Citigo is the Czech firm’s first venture into the world of the city car. Based heavily on the architecture of the Volkswagen up!, all the ingredients are present to make it a capable car that appeals to a broad spectrum of society. It makes an ideal first car, due to its extremely low running costs, while it also works for a young family since there are several clever touches which improve practicality. The more mature driver may consider down-sizing to a Citigo as their needs change and the requirement for a larger car just isn’t there anymore. Even fleet drivers may be interested since company car tax bills are extremely small. However, by entering the super-small car market Skoda is going toe-to-toe with the likes of Volkswagen and SEAT, both of which have cars based on the same platform. Then there’s the Ford Ka, an excellent car in its own right. Does the Citigo have what it takes to stand out and appeal in a way its competition can’t? Read on to find out.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

4.5 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4.5 out of 5

Safety

4.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

5 out of 5

Green credentials

4.5 out of 5

Buying new

4 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Great fuel efficiency, easy to drive and east to park.  

4 out of 5

Jamie Christie ,   31 Mar 2014    ... read more

 Small on the outside, big on the inside, it really does feel very grown up to sit in and drive, almost "Golf" like. Boot is bigger than it looks, and will easily fit four big bags of shopping in. With...  

5 out of 5

Graham Dykes ,   24 Dec 2013    ... read more

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