Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 6.1 - 6.5 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 45.6 - 48.7 mpg

With a range of small petrol engines, Renault Twingo running costs were never going to be high, although it is perhaps surprising that the entry level SCe 70 engine, without stop/start is the least economical of the versions available at 62.8mpg, with CO2 emissions of 105g/km.

Championing the green Twingos is the SCe 70 in the Dynamique models with standard stop/start. Here Renault claims 67.3mpg and just 95g/km of CO2.

Given Renault’s expertise in electric vehicles, some may be surprised and disappointed at the lack of a zero emissions Renault Twingo.

With 95g/km of CO2, the SCe 70 engine with stop/start function is the least polluting, but even the worst offending motor only emits 105g/km.

Although it’s too early to be certain, we expect Renault Twingo reliability levels to be high.

The company has done much to bolster its reputation for reliability and longevity in recent times, exemplified by higher levels of build quality and fewer warranty claims. Renault’s standard four-year/100,000 mile warranty isn’t class leading but its demonstrative of the faith it has in its products.

While the Twingo’s SCe 70 engine is all-new, it’s not as if Renault doesn’t know how to build rear-engined cars, although one in this class is unusual. For now at least. The more familiar TCe 90 motor is well-regarded and appears to have a solid reliability record too.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0 - £165
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 2 - 11
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