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Mitsubishi i Hatchback running costs and reliability

2007 - 2012 (change model)
Running costs rating: 4.5 out of 54.5

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.
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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 54 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.
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New buyers can benefit from Mitsubishi’s “Service Value Plan”. For £100, all your servicing costs are covered for three years. Mitsubishi reckons this will save a buyer around £215 over that time and it’s transferable if you sell. That also helps to keep residuals high as buyers will pay extra for the peace of mind that the inclusive servicing provides.

It’s emissions are also very low which means that it falls into one of the lowest road tax bands. It’s light and has a very economical small engine which means buyers can expect up to 55mpg on average.

In terms of emissions, the i is a very green choice. It emits just 114 g/km CO2, which puts it just outside the top 10 greenest cars on sale. Fuel economy is decent too, with 55mpg possible.

Although the I has been on sale in Japan since January 2006, it only became available to UK buyers from July 2007. No major problems have yet been reported from either Japanese or British owners. It feels solidly built with a sturdy utilitarian interior.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax £0 - £35
Insurance group 8 - 27
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