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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

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 49 - 60 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 Twingo is slightly more expensive than other 'city' cars, but it is well equipped and feels more upmarket than many rivals. Although fuel consumption could be better, it should depreciate relatively slowly, retaining almost half its original list price after three years. 18,000-mile service intervals also helps keep costs down.

Although the Twingo is quite frugal and has low carbon dioxide emissions, the levels are higher than other small cars, such as the Toyota Aygo. There are many other cars available for this money that offer access to lower vehicle excise duty because of their lower emissions.

This is an area where Renault is committed to improving, and the Twingo should be one of the first models where we can expect to see results of the company's hard work.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £20 - £150
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Insurance group 9 - 18
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