For Skoda’s Citigo feels grown-up to drive, is economical and well built. It’s also a few hundred pounds cheaper than the Volkswagen Up.
Against The Citigo doesn't look or feel as classy as its Volkswagen Up sister car, and the lower-powered engine can struggle at higher speeds.
What Car? says
The Skoda Citigo is one of the best city cars around – it's great to drive, well built and cheap to buy and run.
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There are 12 Skoda Citigo versions available
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:
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,…
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…
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…
We purchased the Citigo 1.0 S 3 door to replace an ageing C1.The Skoda is a step up in quality and design and a much better drive,great…