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 32 - 40 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.

Specify the engine according to your budget, as the 1.6 unit offers respectable economy even though there is no diesel option to choose. List prices are impressively low too but it will not be cheap to service which pushes running costs up.

Lancer performs reasonably on the eco front. With an average of 186 g/km CO2 across the line-up, its emissions are fairly standard for a small family estate. 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. The range is not particularly economical, averaging 36 mpg.

Possibly the strongest reason to buy this car other than its low purchase price is its likely reliability, which should be excellent. The servicing costs may tempt some owners to cut corners which would be a false economy.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £240 - £330
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Insurance group 22 - 27
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