- Efficient duo of petrol engines
- Greentech models bring costs down slightly
- No Citigo will be expensive to run
Running a Skoda Citigo everyday won’t cost you much to run at all – even going for the least economical model in the line-up will see you getting more than 50mpg.
What about the best, though? In Greentech form (that just means it has stop-start technology), the 60hp 1.0-litre returns up to 68.9mpg, which is the same figure quoted for the higher-output 75hp version, which comes with Greentech features as standard.
A non-Greentech 1.0-litre 60hp still returns up to 64.2mpg though, while the ASG automated manual version is capable of 65.7mpg. If you want the ASG-equipped 1.0-litre with 75hp, it too, returns 65.7mpg.
Factor in low insurance group ratings and low-cost, fixed-price servicing, and the Citigo won’t be an expensive car to run day-to-day. Even things like tyres should be inexpensive on most models, as the alloy wheels are small in size.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||109p||£729 - £799 *|
* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions. Fuel prices are updated daily.
Ongoing running costs
|Servicing period||Skoda offers flexible or fixed service regimes depending on your driving.|
|Warranty||Three-year warranty included, with unlimited mileage for the first two years and 60,000 miles for the third.|
|Road tax (12 months)||
£0 - £140
See tax rates for all versions
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How much is it to insure?
Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.
If CO2 emissions are your biggest concern you’re almost spoilt for choice with the Citigo. The two Greentech-badged variants emit as little as 96g/km.
You’ll perhaps avoid the standard Citigos for this reason, but they’re only slightly more at 101g/km for the regular 1.0-litre 60hp Citigo.
ASG-equipped models emit 100g/km and 103g/km for the 60hp and 75hp respectively.
Business drivers will be attracted to the Citigo for low BIK costs, especially the Greentech versions.
Highest and lowest CO2 emissions
|Engine||CO2 emissions||Road tax (12 months)|
|1.0 Petrol||95 g/km (Min)||£0|
1.0 (75bhp) Petrol,
|105 g/km (Max)||£20|
- Skoda has a strong reliability record
- Everything feels solidly put together
- There have been a couple of recalls
There’s little reason to be worried about the reliability of a Citigo. It’s built alongside the Volkswagen Up and feels very well put together – the facelifted version in particular feels even better than before it was updated.
There have been a few recalls though, but these should have all been rectified under the car’s warranty. They include an issue with the side airbag diagnostic function, the manual childlocks on the rear doors and one to do with the fitting of the panoramic sunroof (where fitted).
Overall though, Citigo build quality feels much better than many of its rivals and it feels like it’ll last a lifetime. Plus, Skoda has a reputation for having excellent dealers, so if you do need to revisit after you’ve bought, it shouldn’t be an unpleasant experience.
Car checklist problem points
|Body||No problems reported.|
|Engine / gearbox||No problems reported.|
|Other||No problems reported.|