Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

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 47 - 58 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.

It’s insurance Group 3 and will average around 55mpg (more, if driven sensibly). Residuals look good for now, but service intervals are very short at 6000 miles. Most won’t do too many miles, but it would be easy to miss a service without realising.

Charade scores remarkably well on the eco front. With an average of 127 g/km CO2 across the range, its emissions are comparably low for a mini hatchback. It’s worth noting that the line-up does not feature any diesel models, which typically produce less carbon dioxide than petrol engines with similar power outputs. Eco-conscious buyers should consider the 1.0-litre petrol, which is one of the greenest models in the range.

The range is very frugal, averaging 53 mpg.

A long history of building go-anywhere off-roaders has given Daihatsu a proven record for reliability. The Charade may look cheeky and feel a bit flimsy when you slam the doors, but it has the makings of a tough little car.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £30 - £165
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Insurance group 13
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