Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

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 36 - 67 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 Roomster range starts at less than £11,000 and represents great value for money, while all the engines are economical, especially the 1.2-litre petrol and all three diesels. Insurance ratings are very low starting at group 2 for the 1.2 Roomster 1 (later S) model and going up to 5 for the more powerful engines. Depreciation is steady as the car's practicality keeps demand high.

The Roomster performs very well on the eco front. With an average of 159g/km CO2 across the model line-up, its emissions are relatively low for a small family hatchback. All the engines are efficient but particularly the 1.4 TDI with 80bhp. This emits 135g/km of CO2 and returns an average of 55mpg.

Skodas are very reliable and the Roomster is no exception. Many of its components have already been proven in other Volkswagen Group vehicles and Skoda often tops customer satisfaction and reliability surveys.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £20 - £265
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Insurance group 4 - 15
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