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 38 - 64 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.

Good residual values – expect a Lupo to be worth around 57% of its bought-new price after three years. Volkswagen dealers tend to be pricey when it comes to servicing. Good fuel economy and decent insurance groupings.

Lupo is an environmentally friendly model. With an average of 149 g/km CO2 across the line-up, its emissions are comparably low for a mini hatchback. 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 48 mpg.

Generally reliable. Users of have reported a few minor problems regarding catalytic converters and gearboxes. Interior build quality is exceptional with high-quality materials used throughout. Rattly trim and unexplained squeaks are rare.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £30 - £295
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Insurance group 5 - 22
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