Pick the 1.3-litre diesel for high fuel economy and if you do get the official average fuel consumption of 74.3mpg you'll be doing well.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||128p||£856 - £1,078 *|
|Diesel||131p||£805 - £805 *|
* 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
|Warranty||Three years/60,000 miles|
|Road tax (12 months)||
£0 - £30
See tax rates for all versions
3 - 12
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.
There’s a definite green theme running through the Ypsilon. Two of the engines emit 99g/km of CO2 emissions making the supermini free from road duty and free to enter the London Congestion Charge.
Highest and lowest CO2 emissions
|Engine||CO2 emissions||Road tax (12 months)|
|0.9 Petrol||97 g/km (Min)||£0|
|1.2 Petrol||120 g/km (Max)||£30|
With the same underpinnings as the Fiat 500 and the Ford Ka, the Ypsilon should fare well. The engines have been proven, especially the 95bhp 1.3-litre diesel as it can be seen in the Fiat Panda, the Fiat 500, the Vauxhall Corsa and the Vauxhall Meriva.
Car checklist problem points
|Body||No problems reported.|
|Engine / gearbox||No problems reported.|
|Other||No problems reported.|