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 56 - 56 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.

Thanks to its small and economical engine, the Justy is cheap to run, helped by low car tax rates and fuel economy of 46mpg. Service intervals are quite short at 9,000 miles (or 12 months) but most drivers of cars this size are unlikely to cover much more than this in a year so it shouldn’t be an issue. Subaru dealers offer competitively priced servicing rates but parts can sometimes be hard to get hold of.

Insurance is also a little higher than you might expect and the 1.0 R is a group 12 in the new 1-50 rating system introduced in 2009, which would have been group 5 under the old system.

The small 1.0-litre engine in the Justy is economical and averages 46mpg but while emissions are low at 118g/km of CO2 (making it free to tax) this isn’t as low as similarly small engines from other manufacturers.

This may be a Subaru, but it’s actually built by Daihatsu – the only Subaru bit is the badge. That’s no bad thing, as Daihatsu has a reputation for building durable small cars and is itself part-owned by Toyota – arguably the world’s most reliable car maker. This car has been on sale as the Daihatsu Sirion since 2005 and the Perodua Myvi since 2006 with no major problems reported.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £30
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Insurance group 12 - 13
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