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 50 - 57 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.

Toyota Urban Cruiser running costs shouldn't be too problematic. Although it is well equipped, list prices for the Urban Cruiser look expensive compared to conventional hatchbacks like the Ford Fiesta or even against other similarly versatile small cars like the Kia Soul and Citroen C3 Picasso. It should be affordable to run though with reasonable prices for servicing and good fuel economy of more than 50mpg.

There's also a maintenance-free timing chain, a low cost oil filter, long-life spark plugs and a clutch that self-adjusts.

Toyota Urban Cruiser emissions are pretty impressive whether you choose the petrol or diesel engine. Toyota's Optimal Drive Technology means both the petrol and diesel engines are efficient, returning 51mpg and 58mpg respectively. CO2 emissions are about average for a car of this size at 129g/km for the 1.3-litre engine and 130g/km for the diesel, but there's no dedicated low-emissions version available.

The Japanese car firms have a well deserved reputation for superb reliability and the Toyota Urban Cruiser reliability should be no different. Both engines are used in existing models and the interior feels incredibly strongly built and well finished.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £125
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Insurance group 8 - 10
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