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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

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 42 - 80 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 Ibiza is a quality product and represents good value compared with its rivals. As well as modest fuel consumption, low insurance groups and major services every 20,000 miles, SEAT Ibiza running costs are very affordable.

It should depreciate slower than some of the higher volume models in its class, such as the Vauxhall Corsa, Renault Clio and Ford Fiesta. If you want to keep costs down then choose the Ecomotive model, although be aware that it's more expensive than the equivalent non-Ecomotive S and SE models.

Small cars usually much greener than most vehicles and the SEAT Ibiza emissions are very competitive and keep road tax bills down. The diesel versions are the greenest and the dedicated low-emissions Ecomotive model emits just 92g/km of CO2 while returning 80.7mpg.

Many of the components in the Ibiza are used in other cars, such as the Skoda Fabia and Volkswagen Polo, so they are well developed and shouldn't cause any major problems.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0 - £210
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Insurance group 3 - 24
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