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Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9

Running costs

4 out of 5 4.0
  • Figures for one engine only
  • Others to follow on
  • 30 TFSI sounds impressive

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.

Audi A1 red

Bear in mind the car’s strong residual values, which help to reduce its monthly payments, and the A1 is likely to be very competitively priced as the months go on and Audi is likely to offer more finance discounts.

We’ll have to wait for more fuel economy figures to be released by Audi reckons the 30 TFSI can achieve 58.9mpg if driven carefully. That’s an impressive figure and based on our experience it doesn’t look too hard to achieve more than 50mpg in this version – pretty strong for a petrol.

Estimated fuel cost per year

Fuel type Pence per litre Estimated cost per year *
Unleaded 128p £1,003 - £1,238 *

* 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.

Ongoing running costs

Servicing period 1 year, 9,000 miles to 2 years, 19,000 miles depending which option you choose
Warranty 3 years, 60,000 miles
Road tax (12 months) £145
Insurance group 16 - 31
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.

Green credentials

3 out of 5 3.0

Not all performance and efficiency figures were available at the press launch, but the three-cylinder 30 TFSI promises an excellent 108g/km CO2 on the more stringent new WLTP test cycle.

Highest and lowest CO2 emissions

Engine CO2 emissions Road tax (12 months)
1.0 TFSi (95ps) Petrol 104 g/km (Min) £145
2.0 TFSi (200ps) Petrol 136 g/km (Max) £145


4 out of 5 4.0
  • Brand new model
  • Shared platform and engines
  • Shouldn’t be any bother

Audi A1 reliability

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.

Car checklist problem points

Body No problems reported.
Engine / gearbox No problems reported.
Other No problems reported.

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