Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
The Renault Clio range starts at a lower price than the VW Polo if you opt for the smallest non-turbocharged engine and the most basic trim, but we’d recommend spending a bit more to upgrade to Iconic trim with the turbocharged TCe 90 petrol engine.
With a claimed economy figure of 64.2mpg, the E-Tech hybrid is the most frugal Clio on paper, although its True MPG test result of 51.6mpg is a little disappointing (for reference, the Toyota Yaris returned nearly 60mpg). It should, however, be a cheap car to run for company car buyers thanks to its CO2 emissions (from as little as 98g/km).
Top-spec RS Line is even pricier, but provides a lot of styling tweaks, including a specially styled front bumper, plus unique interior stitching and upholstery. It gets LED fog lamps, the larger 9.3in infotainment screen and tinted side windows.
Although we have no data on this latest Clio, Renault as a whole came a shocking 30th out of 31 manufacturers in the What Car? Reliability Survey.
Every new Renault carries a five-year warranty, though, and there’s no mileage limit for the first two years (a 100,000 limit applies after that). Renault also provides three years (or 60,000 miles) of roadside assistance cover.