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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 61 - 67 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.

Citroën C1 running costs are so low that few come cheaper. The C1 sits in insurance category 3 or 4 depending on which model you buy, sips fuel and won't break the bank when it comes to servicing. It's even been designed to minimise the cost of a repairing the damage incurred from a minor accident.

The 1.0-litre petrol performs remarkably well on the eco front. Citroën C1 emissions are low with just 99g/km of CO2 and the car is capable of 65.7mpg average economy. There’s no diesel option, but choosing the five-speed EGS automatic gearbox knocks economy down to 62.8mpg and ups CO2 emissions to 104g/km.

The French car company does not enjoy the best reputation for reliable cars, but Citroën C1 reliability should prove strong. The bulk of the development work was undertaken by Toyota, so this could well turn out to be one of the most reliable cars to wear the Citroën badge.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0 - £20
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Insurance group 1 - 7
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