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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

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 31 - 54 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.

Insurance is pricey, servicing reasonable, diesels are very economical. Re-sale values are strong on most models.

Leon is an environmentally friendly choice for green buyers. With an average of 170 g/km CO2 across the range, its emissions are quite low for a small family hatchback. 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.

Eco-conscious buyers should consider the 1.9-litre diesel, which is one of the greenest models in the range. The range is also fairly economical, averaging 43 mpg.

Mechanicals are excellent, but there are reported problems with loose interior trim and build quality issues, but these are mainly restricted to early cars.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £150 - £330
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Insurance group 9 - 31
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