Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 6.4 - 7.4 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 47.9 - 55.4 mpg
  • Efficient duo of petrol engines
  • Greentech models bring costs down slightly
  • No Citigo will be expensive to run

Running a Skoda Citigo everyday won’t cost you much to run at all – even going for the least economical model in the line-up will see you getting more than 50mpg.

What about the best, though? All Citigos are GreenTech (that just means it has stop-start technology), the 60hp 1.0-litre returns up to 67.3mpg, while the higher-output 75hp car returns up to 65.7mpg.

Factor in low insurance group ratings and low-cost, fixed-price servicing, and the Citigo won’t be an expensive car to run day-to-day. Even things like tyres should be inexpensive on most models, as the alloy wheels are small in size.

If CO2 emissions are your biggest concern, you’ll have few concerns with the Citigo. 

Skoda Citigo rear dynamic

Go for the 60hp version and emissions are as low as 96g/km, while the more powerful 75hp version emits just 97g/km. 

Business drivers will be attracted to the Citigo for low BIK costs.

There’s little reason to be worried about the reliability of a Citigo. It’s built alongside the Volkswagen Up and feels very well put together – the facelifted version in particular feels even better than before it was updated.

There have been a few recalls though, but these should have all been rectified under the car’s warranty. They include an issue with the side airbag diagnostic function, the manual childlocks on the rear doors and one to do with the fitting of the panoramic sunroof (where fitted).

Overall though, Citigo build quality feels much better than many of its rivals and it feels like it’ll last a lifetime. Plus, Skoda has a reputation for having excellent dealers, so if you do need to revisit after you’ve bought, it shouldn’t be an unpleasant experience.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0 - £165
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 1 - 4
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