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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 26 - 48 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.

Offers acceptable levels of fuel economy (although if you're worried then pick the TD over the V8) but can't match the residual strength of German rivals. Parts and servicing costs compare very well.

75 is quite a polluting model. With an average of 203 g/km CO2 across the model line-up, its emissions are a touch high for an executive estate. However, it's worth noting that the line up has a high number of diesel models, bringing the average down and giving buyers more choices of low-emission versions. Diesels typically produce less CO2 than petrol engines with similar power outputs.

The range is not particularly economical, averaging 36 mpg.

Some problems have been reported particularly 1.8 K-Series engines seem prone to gasket failure. Most owners report very good reliability

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £205 - £330
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Insurance group 17 - 28
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