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 34 - 45 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.

Neither engine choice is particularly economical – the diesel manages 45mpg, but that’s only in the GS2 model. Choose the higher spec GS3 or GS4 and this drops to 43mpg while emissions also rise, making these models more expensive to tax. Servicing and parts are reasonable though while insurance is group eight or nine.

The diesel is the better choice for eco-conscious buyers. It emits 165g/km of CO2 and returns 45mpg (in the GS2 model), but this isn’t particularly impressive compared to other family cars like the Ford Focus or Volkswagen Golf.

The previous Lancer model was largely reliable and despite the cheap-looking interior plastics, we expect this one to be just as tough. The 2.0 DI-D is a Volkswagen engine and has been well proven across the Volkswagen range as well as in SEAT, Audi and Skoda models.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £220 - £330
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Insurance group 14 - 21
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