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Renault Clio V6 running costs and reliability

2001 - 2005 (change model)
Running costs rating: 3 out of 53.0

Written by Parkers Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.
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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 23 - 24 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.
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Expensive to buy, will average around 20 mpg and is expensive to insure, but you weren’t looking for an economical runabout were you? You could call it a bargain if you consider that Lamborghinis offer similar road presence yet cost five times as much.

Clio performs fairly badly on the eco front. With an average of 194 g/km CO2 across the 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 disappointingly thirsty, averaging 23 mpg.

Has proven to be pretty reliable so far. Some phase one V6s suffered from coil pack failure, but these were generally resolved under warranty. Renaults aren’t renowned for cast iron build, and a hard life is likely to take its toll on suspension and interior trim. Nose tends to pick up stone chips easily too.