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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Renault Clio Sport Tourer running costs should be low. The frugal 105bhp 1.5-litre diesel engine returns around 64mpg. In fact, all models but the automatic 1.6-litre, are pleasingly prudent. Insurance costs ought to be affordable and inline with the Clio hatchback, while road tax is low thanks to the Clio’s green credentials.

Renault Clio Sport Tourer emissions are acceptable and it's fair to say it performs well on the green front. There are a good number of engines with low emissions to choose from. Eco-conscious buyers would be wise to consider the lower-powered 1.5-litre diesel, which emits less than 120 g/kmCO2. The petrol 1.6 has the highest emissions.

Historically this is an area where the French car maker has struggled, so expect Renault Clio Sport Tourer reliability to be questionable. Not any more says the French firm insisting it has finally turned the corner for poor reliability. Unfortunately for Renault customer satisfaction surveys like the most recent 2009 JD Power investigation into haven’t yet noted a vast improvement.

The Clio ranked in a very disappointing 83rd (out of 100) for satisfaction with owners reporting niggling faults with the car’s stereo and interior.

Estimated fuel cost per year

Fuel type Pence per litre Estimated cost per year *
Unleaded 128p £1,119 - £1,616 *
Diesel 131p £851 - £931 *

* 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)
1.5 dCi (88bhp) Diesel 106 g/km (Min) £20
1.6 Petrol,
1.6 VVT Petrol
179 g/km (Max) £260

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £20 - £260
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 7 - 15
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.