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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Renault Clio Renaultsport (13-16) review.

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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

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.

Estimated fuel cost per year

Fuel type Pence per litre Estimated cost per year *
Unleaded 128p £1,711 - £1,763 *

* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.

Highest and lowest CO2 emissions

Engine CO2 emissions Road tax (12 months)
2.0 16V (200bhp) Petrol,
2.0 16v 200bhp Petrol
190 g/km (Min) £300
2.0 16V (197bhp) Petrol 199 g/km (Max) £300

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £300 - £325
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 30 - 31
How much is it to insure?

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.