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.

For the lowest Vauxhall Agila running costs go for the 1.0-litre petrol as road tax is kept reasonably low and the official average fuel consumption is 60.1mpg.

Buyers of the 1.2-litre will pay more in terms of road tax (it’s road tax band D rather than C for the 1.0-litre) it lags behind a little in terms of fuel consumption with 55.4mpg as a manual and 49.6mpg as an auto. Both versions are also reasonably cheap to insure and Vauxhall servicing is good value for money.

Vauxhall Agila emissions are disappointing for a city car. The 1.0-litre petrol has an acceptable 109g/km of CO2 (although this isn’t as good as similar cars), but the 1.2-litre is 118g/km as a manual and 131g/km as an automatic and therefore less efficient and more expensive to tax.

Like the previous Agila, this model is heavily based upon a Suzuki – in this case the Splash (the previous Agila was based on the Suzuki Wagon R+).

Suzuki's strong reputation for durability bodes well and so Vauxhall Agila reliability should prove just as good. Only minor problems were reported from the previous generation Agila.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £20 - £165
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 4 - 12
How much is it to insure?