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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 33 - 51 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.

Not especially cheap to buy, and we’d anticipate a bit of a depreciation hit although it ought to fair better than the average rep-mobile. The engines are pretty economical, especially the diesels, and servicing costs are normally reasonable too.

Toledo scores well on the eco front. With an average of 172 g/km CO2 across the line-up, its emissions are quite low for a medium-sized 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.

It uses as the 2004 Vokswagen GOlf and 2003 Audi A3 to name but a few, and all the engines have proved themselves in other VW applications.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £180 - £360
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Insurance group 10 - 18
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