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3 out of 5 3.0
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Renault Twingo (07-14) - rated 3 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £6,795 - £11,485
Used price £490 - £3,190
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £20 - £155
Insurance group 9 - 18 How much is it to insure?


Easy to drive in town, practical interior design


Cheap feeling interior, not great fun to drive, many other small cars are cheaper to run, noisy engines, lacks refinement

Renault Twingo rivals

3 out of 5 3.0

Written by Chris Ebbs on

Renault introduced the Twingo to UK buyers in 2007, providing an alternative to other small cars aimed at city drivers. It is actually the second-generation Twingo - the first only being offered for sale in left-hand drive in mainland Europe. The original won friends elsewhere for its excellent use of interior space and characterful styling. The second-generation model is less quirky than its predecessor, but promises more practicality and nippy engines.

However, the Twingo isn't as fun to drive as many small cars. In 2011 the Renault Twingo 1.2-litre 16v Bizu 3dr won the city car category in the Parkers cost of motoring awards. This model won the title thanks to its super-cheap purchase price and running costs. In February 2012 the Twingo was given a major cosmetic redesign, with a completely new front end, and tweaked interior look.

The 1.2-litre engine remained while the model line-up was reduced to just the Dynamique trim.

Renault Twingo rivals

3 out of 5 3.0

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