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 44 - 47 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.

The main reason for cutting engine displacement and adding a turbocharger is to retain performance while improving efficiency. This means that the Renault Clio Renaultsport running costs are very good. The 1.6-litre turbo engine will return a claimed 44.8mpg – that’s up 10mpg over the previous generation.

In this case, Renault claims a 25% drop in emissions compared to the previous model. Renault Clio Renaultsport emissions have been slashed to 144g/km of CO2, largely thanks to the semi-automatic gearbox – that’s down 46g/km making this the most CO2-friendly Renaultsport car ever.

Renault Clio Renaultsport reliability shouldn’t cause you too many headaches. Its engine is proven in the Nissan Juke (Nissan is part of the alliance with Renault) and no unusual problems have been reported, which bodes well for this Clio Renaultsport version. Renault has upped its game and is faring better in customer satisfaction surveys.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £165 - £180
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Insurance group 29
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