For Skoda’s Citigo feels grown-up to drive, the Greentech option is exceptionally economical, and it's well built. It’s also a few hundred quid cheaper than the Volkswagen Up.

Against Skoda’s take on the styling of the small hatchback means the Citigo is not as attractive as its Volkswagen equivalent, and the smaller engine can struggle at higher speeds.

Skoda Citigo Hatchback

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4 out of 5 stars

The five-door Citigo is a fantastic city car that’s good to drive and has a high-quality and attractive interior. The mid-range SE is well-equipped and the Greentech option adds sub-100g/km economy.

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14.4 secs
Top speed
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

Neither the 59bhp nor the 74bhp models are fast, but if urban driving is all you intend to do then the lower-powered Skoda Citigo is fine. However, if you plan to head out of town on a regular basis, then the more powerful model is the better bet.

S, SE and Elegance specifications are available, and even the most basic S has front and side airbags and a CD player with aux input. Step up to SE – which we’d recommend – and you also get air-con, electric front windows, remote central locking, smarter looks and stability control.

Flagship Elegance models add alloy wheels, heated front seats and Skoda’s portable infotainment device, which provides customers with an onboard computer, navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity and a multimedia player in a removable device.

The big question is, perhaps, which of the Skoda Citigo/Seat Mii/VW Up trio you go for, and our answer is: if you want the less powerful engine, go for the Skoda; otherwise, go for the VW.

Reader test team says:

Skoda Citigo Hatchback 1.0 60 Greentech Elegance 3dr

This is fantastic little car. I replaced my old Toyota Prius and wanted something smaller that would match the MPG figures for my commute. I always…

James Dingsdale

5 out of 5 stars

Skoda Citigo Hatchback 1.0 75 Greentech Elegance 5dr

My first car was a 1968 Fiat 500: 18bhp, 50mpg and top speed 60mph. The Citigo achieves 75bhp, 62mpg and 105mph. It's spacious, comfortable,…

Christopher Richmond

5 out of 5 stars

Skoda Citigo Hatchback 1.0 60 S 3dr

I'm a driving instructor and my pupils overall,love the car. Comfort is god and I'm glad I got the leather extra. Doesn't come with a spare wheel but…

Peter Devonshire

4 out of 5 stars

Skoda Citigo Hatchback 1.0 60 S 3dr

I am a driving instructor and spend many hours each day in my Citigo. As far as training vehicles go, its pretty good. Its easy to drive and my pupils…

Sandra Harper

3 out of 5 stars
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