Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5

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 45 - 47 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.

The Cinquecento is a top value-for-money car and ideal for younger drivers with low budgets. If given the choice, the 1.1 Sporting is the one to pick for its sparkier performance and sleeker looks, although all models have a good fuel economy, low insurance costs and reduced road tax. The only expensive aspect of owning a Cinquecento is that parts can be expensive if anything goes wrong and servicing may be a little dear.

The Cinquecento is a little fragile and the frustrating niggles spoil what is a generally dependable car. The core parts of the vehicle are durable and reliable, but there is always a nagging suspicion that something minor is about to let you down. As is the case with many cars, treat the Cinquecento well and it will return the favour. As the engines work hard, oil changes are very important and regular attentive servicing is needed, so if you are looking for a low-maintenance car, which can be thrashed without retribution, the Cinquecento is not for you.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £165
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Insurance group Not available
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