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 41 - 61 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.

Mitsubishi Colt running costs aren’t huge. With economical engines and cheap insurance the Colt is a low cost car to own. Service intervals are pretty long and parts and servicing are reasonably priced too, so overall it’s a good choice if you’re on a budget. The ClearTec model, introduced in 2009, is cheap to tax thanks to low emissions and very economical too.

Low Mitsubishi Colt emissions mean it’s fairly friendly to the environment. The ClearTec model is the greenest with 119g/km of CO2 and fuel economy of 56.5mpg.

You won’t have many worries about Mitsubishi Colt reliability. The firm’s cars have a good reputation for reliability and the Colt is no exception. Problems are rare and any issues tend to be niggles rather than anything major or mechanical. There have been no recalls since it was first introduced.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £30 - £220
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Insurance group 10 - 26
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