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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

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 33 - 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.

It may be a hot hatch, but the Renaultsport should be reasonably affordable to run. Renault servicing is good value (although the dealerships don’t have the best reputation for customer service) and parts are easy to get hold of. Insurance is group 15 – not bad for a small performance car and economy is an acceptable 33mpg.

The Clio scores reasonably on the eco front and the 2.0-litre engine emits 199g/km of CO2. The latest Clio Renaultsport – introduced in May 2009 – has been marginally improved on the emissions front being dropped down to 195g/km.

Earlier Clios had average reliability. The new one is more complex, but Renault is working hard to improve reliability. We would be happy to increase this rating on the basis of good reports from owners.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £330 - £360
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Insurance group 30 - 31
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