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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 36 - 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.

Frugal engines, cheap insurance and strong re-sale values make a strong case for buying one. Servicing is every 10,000 miles. VW spares and dealer service can be pricey.

Head and shoulders above its rivals. Superb reliability provided it's been looked after (and most are).

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £30 - £305
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Insurance group 5 - 23
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