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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

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

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 27 - 36 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Main dealer service costs are steep - on a car of this age a good independent will be much cheaper. Prices are still pretty strong but depend upon condition so it's worth keeping up that servicing. Insurance is pricey.

Four-cylinder versions can be relatively frugal, but the larger six-cylinder models can be substantially less economical. Automatic versions are, as you'd expect, even less economical, particularly if you're only using the car around town.

Should be very good but this will depend on how well it has been looked after. Most owners get well over 100k without any significant problems at all.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £280
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Insurance group Not available
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