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Volkswagen Scirocco Coupe running costs and reliability

2008 - 2018 (change model)
Running costs rating: 3 out of 53.0

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.
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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 37 - 67 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.
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It may be a sports coupe but the Scirocco doesn’t have to be expensive to run. All the engines in the line-up return decent economy but the diesel is the best with an average of 52mpg. Insurance could be quite pricey and Volkswagen servicing rates tend to be on the high side – however long service intervals of 20,000 miles or two years (whichever comes soonest) should help keep costs down.

As a desirable and sporty coupe the Scirocco will hold its value well too.

When you consider that the Scirocco is designed as a performance coupe, it’s emissions and fuel economy figures are fairly good. The 1.4 TSI engine emits 154g/km and averages 44mpg while the 2.0 TSI emits 179g/km and should return around 37mpg. The 140bhp diesel is the greenest choice though – it will do 55mpg.

Volkswagen has a strong and well deserved reputation for reliability and the Scirocco should live up to that expectation. It’s based on the Golf so we expect problems to be very rare.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax £20 - £320
Insurance group 18 - 36
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