Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
The Up is a little pricier than the Kia Picanto and is more closely aligned with the Hyundai i10. However, Up resale values are slightly lower than those of the i10, so it’s predicted to be worth less after three years.
The 59bhp engine's stop/start system improves fuel economy and cuts emissions by switching off the engine whenever you come to a standstill. Day-to-day running bills should be low, though, with an impressive official fuel economy of 51.4mpg and CO2 emissions of just 100g/km.
Top-spec R-Line gets heated front seats and heated door mirrors, plus the lowered sports suspension, as well as additional R-Line badging. But in fact, this then makes it too expensive to be considered as a value car in What Car? terms.
The hot-hatch Up GTI gets the more-powerful engine, 17in alloys and sports suspension, plus adds various sporty styling details, while the electric e-Up only comes in one trim, with heated front seats, cruise control and a rear-view camera all included as standard.