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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Running costs

2.5 out of 5 2.5

Expect to get around 45 mpg from the standard model and 40mpg from the 130. Insurance and servicing costs are reasonable (except the 130).

Estimated fuel cost per year

Fuel type Pence per litre Estimated cost per year *
Unleaded 128p £1,238 - £1,455 *

* 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

Servicing period Every 12,000 miles/12 months.
Warranty Mechanical and paintwork three years, bodywork six years.
Road tax (12 months) £160 - £200
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 11 - 22
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.

Green credentials

4.5 out of 5 4.5

YRV is an environmentally friendly model. With an average of 150 g/km CO2 across the model line-up, its emissions are relatively low for a super 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 1.3-litre petrol, which is one of the greenest models in the range.

The range is impressively frugal, averaging 45 mpg.

Highest and lowest CO2 emissions

Engine CO2 emissions Road tax (12 months)
1.3 Petrol 145 g/km (Min) £160
1.3 Petrol 165 g/km (Max) £200

Reliability

4 out of 5 4.0

Problems from the Toyota-sourced engine should be few and far between, although that's no excuse for sloppy maintenance. Some interior trim panels are flimsy and may need replacing as the car gets older.

Car checklist problem points

Body Check for the usual parking scrapes and knocks.
Engine / gearbox Must have full Daihatsu service history - Toyota engine is reliable but requires careful attention.
Other Owners report no problems.

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