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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

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 34 - 34 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.

Despite its ability, this hot Clio is often overlooked (strange, in our opinion) so residuals aren’t as good as some other hot hatches. Fuel economy is good, if you light with your right foot – 35mpg is achievable in everyday driving. Service intervals long, but other costs will be quite high if you drive it as hard as the car encourages you to.

Clio is not particularly environmentally friendly. With an average of 195 g/km CO2 across the model line-up, its emissions are fairly standard for a super mini hatchback. 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 very frugal, averaging 34 mpg.

The engine tends to be reliable in the main but expect the odd niggle and lots of owners report rattles and squeaks from their cars.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £330
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Insurance group 31 - 33
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