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Parkers overall rating: 2 out of 5 2.0

Running costs

3 out of 5 3.0

Insurance and service costs aren't bad, but service intervals are short and it's not the most economical. We don't expect it to fend off depreciation with much vigour, either.

Estimated fuel cost per year

Fuel type Pence per litre Estimated cost per year *
Unleaded 128p £1,573 - £1,573 *

* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.

Ongoing running costs

Servicing period 6000 miles.
Warranty Three years/60,000 miles.
Road tax (12 months) £235
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 9 - 11
How much is it to insure?

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.

Green credentials

3 out of 5 3.0

CityRover is relatively green and easy on the environment. With an average of 167 g/km CO2 across the line-up, its emissions are quite low for a super mini hatchback. It's worth noting that the line-up does not feature any diesel models, which typically produce less carbon dioxide than petrol engines with similar power outputs. The range is not particularly economical, averaging 37 mpg.

Highest and lowest CO2 emissions

Engine CO2 emissions Road tax (12 months)
1.4 Petrol 167 g/km (Min) £235
1.4 Petrol 167 g/km (Max) £235


3.5 out of 5 3.5

Engine is generally reliable and the rest of the car is built to handle rough Indian roads so should be mechanically durable. Trim may be less robust but it should keep on working.

Car checklist problem points

Body Look out car park scrapes - there's no rubbing strips.
Engine / gearbox No problems reported.
Other No problems reported.