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 47 - 62 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.

Affordable running costs – through cheap road tax and low fuel bills – are key to the Splash’s charm. It’s cheap to buy and run, with decent equipment levels to boot. It should hold its value better than the Fiat Panda, though not as well as its more recognised sister, the Vauxhall Agila.

The Splash is a good choice for low running costs and green motoring. The 1.0-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel both emit 120g/km of CO2 (so are cheap to tax) while the diesel returns an impressive 63mpg - the petrol isn't far behind, with an average of 57mpg. However the 1.2-litre emits 131/gkm as a manual and 142 g/km as an automatic which is not as good as many similarly-sized alternatives.

Suzuki’s great reputation for reliability appears to be justified once again. The Splash feels durable on the inside and tough enough to cope with daily wear-and-tear plus the interior components are well assembled and finished to a high-quality. For added peace of mind, all Splash models are protected by a three year/60,000 mile warranty from new, plus round-the-clock roadside assistance and recovery for three years.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £20 - £165
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 7 - 11
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