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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 42 - 62 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.

With lower CO2 emissions, it's easy on the company car tax, plus low insurance and good fuel economy (especially from the diesel) mean it's affordable. Depreciation isn't too bad, either, meaning that it loses less over three years/36,000 miles than some of its more mainstream rivals.

2 is an environmentally friendly model. With an average of 143 g/km CO2 across the line-up, its emissions are comparably low for a super mini hatchback. However, it's worth noting that the line up has a high number of diesel models, bringing the average down and giving buyers more choices of low-emission versions. Diesels typically produce less CO2 than petrol engines with similar power outputs.

Eco-conscious buyers should consider the 1.4-litre diesel, which is one of the greenest models in the range. The range is impressively frugal, averaging 49 mpg.

Japanese reliability is usually guaranteed, and as the engines are already tried and tested in the Ford Fiesta you can be confident of trouble free motoring.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £30 - £240
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Insurance group 7 - 12
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