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Parkers overall rating: 2 out of 5 2.0

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 43 - 48 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.

Despite being cheaper to buy, the Agila is not as well equipped as its close cousin, the Suzuki Wagon R+, although it depreciates slower thanks to the Vauxhall badge. The satisfactory fuel consumption of around 45 mpg in daily use and a cheap group 2 insurance will save you money, making the Agila a cost effective choice for those on a budget.

Agila scores very well on the eco front. With an average of 147 g/km CO2 across the range, its emissions are comparably low for a mini estate. It's worth noting that the line-up does not feature any diesel models, which typically produce less carbon dioxide than petrol engines with similar power outputs. Eco-conscious buyers should consider the 1.0-litre petrol, which is one of the greenest models in the range.

The range is impressively frugal, averaging 46 mpg.

Not a motorway workhorse, but the Polish built Agila, does feel well put together and is reliable enough to not let you down. The original one-year warranty was a little miserly compared with the Suzuki equivalent, although since November 2001 all Agilas have had a three-year warranty.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £150 - £205
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Insurance group 5 - 9
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