Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

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 40 - 68 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.

Running costs are low across the range. It’s cheap to buy in the first place which means that although depreciation can look high as a percentage, the actual amount of cash you lose can be less than rivals. Plus Citroen also offer plenty of incentives for new buyers. Parts and servicing costs are reasonable and good security means insurance groups are low, too – the 1.1 starts at Group 1.

Fuel consumption is impressive for all models and exceptional for the diesel.

The C2 performs remarkably well on the eco front. With an average of 135g/km CO2 across the line-up, its emissions are comparably low for a small hatchback. The 1.4 HDi is the greenest model, emitting 113g/km of CO2 (making it cheap to tax) and capable of 66mpg.

Nothing major reported by owners, although the engine management system has caused some problems, as has the SensoDrive gearbox.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £20 - £220
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 3 - 15
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