Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

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 40 - 44 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.

At the pumps the least powerful TCe100 averages a fine 44.8mpg and even the more powerful 1.6 133 returns 40.3mpg. Better still, thanks to the added security of a folding hardtop, the Wind’s insurance category is expected to be very reasonable.

Keeping weight low has helped keep emissions reasonable, but without an efficient diesel in the range others, like the Peugeot 207 CC 1.6 HDI, are lower polluters. The TCe100, meanwhile, emits 145g/km of carbon dioxide while the 1.6-litre 133 emits 165g/km of CO2.

Quality on all Renault models has become a main priority in recent years but it is impossible to predict how reliable the Wind will be. It’s still too early to say whether or not the improvements in quality Renault claim are paying off. We’re keeping an eye on customer satisfaction surveys to see if they start recording an uplift in the reduction of niggling and major faults.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £180 - £220
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Insurance group 14 - 19
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