Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5

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 23 - 28 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.

Although insurance and road tax aren't cheap, fuel costs aren't as extortionate as you may think with the standard car able to return 37mpg and the SRT-6 capable of 26mpg. However servicing can be expensive and certain parts can take time to source as they have to come from America.

The Crossfire performs badly on the eco front and its 3.2-litre V6 engine emits 250g/km of CO2 (with the manual gearbox) although fuel economy is slightly more respectable with a figure of 37mpg for both the automatic and manual versions.

The mechanicals have been carried over from the previous generation Mercedes-Benz SLK and as such are well proven, so expect reliability to be very good indeed.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £330 - £580
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Insurance group 46 - 48
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