Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 5.3 - 7.1 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 39.8 - 53.3 mpg
  • All-petrol line-up is economical 
  • Only the 40 TFSI falls slightly short 
  • 1.0-litre petrols impressively efficient

Most new car drivers choose to purchase their cars with finance and purchased on PCP finance the A1 is still a relatively pricey prospect, following the launch of the car. However, monthly payments are relatively close to those of the MINI five-door hatchback and the Ford Fiesta Vignale. Top-flight models come with some eye-watering monthly costs considering the size of the car, so shop about to see if you can get a better deal. 

Entry-level 25 TFSI models put in strong claims of up to 49.6mpg, but CO2 emissions of 128g/km feel a little high. Interestingly, the more powerful 30 TFSI (it’s the same engine as the 25), performs slightly better with 50.4mpg and 126g/km in manual form. Both tested under WLTP conditions. Efficiency falls for S Tronic-equipped cars, with 45.6 and 46.3mpg respectively, and CO2 emissions of up to 140g/km. 

Move up to the 35 TFSI and you can expect up to 44.8mpg according to Audi, while CO2 emissions nudge 145g/km for one with an S Tronic transmission. At the top of the range, the S Line Competition and its 40 TFSI engine claims 39.8mpg and up to 160g/km. 

Audi A1 reliability

  • Brand new model
  • Shared platform and engines
  • Shouldn’t be any bother

Being an all-new model it’ll take time for any mechanical gremlins to come to light but we’re pretty sure the Audi A1, which shares a platform and engines with many other VW group products, will give you little cause for concern. The latest Polo and Ibiza have both been around a little while now without too many concerns coming forward. 

As ever, the A1 comes with a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty from new to keep your mind at ease. 

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £165
Insurance group 16 - 31
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