Despite its shortcomings in various departments, the Turismo is staggeringly cheap, undercutting similarly specced rivals by several thousands of pounds. Whether that’s enough to overlook its other shortcomings will ultimately be down to personal circumstance, but it is certainly a big consideration if you’re looking to save money.
Running costs won’t be especially cheap, though. Claimed fuel economy ranges from 39.2mpg to 36.2mpg depending on your spec, while CO2 emissions are high at between 189g/km and 205g/km. All of this is worse than its rivals, but not by an embarrassing amount.
Three trims are available with the Turismo: SE, EX and range-topping ELX. Entry-level models come with climate control, Bluetooth and electric heated mirrors. Bump up to EX and you’ll get alloys in place of steel wheels and the option of an automatic gearbox as well as a leather interior. ELX gets four-wheel drive and the automatic transmission as standard, but an infotainment system with sat-nav is an option on all trims. Every model gets the same standard of safety specification, which includes an anti-lock braking system and dual front airbags and side airbags, but there are no optional extras to improve safety. It also gets a five-year unlimited mileage warranty.
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