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Suzuki Celerio hatchback (2015-2019) - MPG, running costs & CO2

Low running costs for the Suzuki Celerio, especially with the Dualjet engine

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If you’re looking for low running costs, this the right type of car to consider. The Suzuki Celerio is predictably very efficient, with both 1.0-litre petrol engines offering incredibly cheap motoring. Used values for the Celerio should be in the region of 40% after three years or 36,000 miles of ownership. The better-equipped SZ4 trim will do marginally better. This is a similar figure to the Skoda Citigo, but if you’re looking for better returns when you got to sell, the Hyundai i10 should claw back almost half its original price.

Suzuki Celerio MPG & CO2

The Suzuki Celerio's standard 1.0-litre petrol engine offers fuel economy of 65.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 99g/km, but of course it still attracts the standard £140-a-year road tax from the second year onwards. We expect its real-world MPG figure to be reasonably close to the official one – while driving the Celerio we noticed that the fuel gauge didn’t move in 85 miles.

These are good figures in isolation, but they’re actually only average for the city-car class. The Hyundai i10 returns around 60mpg, the Skoda Citigo around 63mpg, while the Toyota Aygo trumps them all with 69mpg.

On-paper running costs are lower in models fitted with the Dualjet engine. This engine is around £500 more expensive, but Suzuki says it'll cover an average of 78.4mpg - 12.7mpg more than the cheaper engine. That sounds impressive, but you'll need to cover a lot of miles before the fuel savings pay for the premium Suzuki charges for the Dualjet engine. The Dualjet engine emits 84g/km, so as with the standard engine, you'll pay the regular road-tax rate.

The Celerio is available with an optional automatic gearbox. Refreshingly, this doesn’t negatively affect the car’s fuel economy – something that’s not always the case with automatics. However, this transmission option isn't available with the Dualjet engine.

Insurance group

With its modestly powered engine, the Celerio offers cheap insurance – like the old Suzuki Splash, it falls into insurance group seven.

Warranty

Suzuki’s warranty on the Celerio runs for three year or 60,000 miles. The Kia Picanto continues to offer the longest warranty in this class, with a full seven years of cover.

Servicing

The Suzuki Celerio service interval is every 12 months or 9,000 miles, whichever comes first. Fixed-price servicing is available and you can get a personal quote for servicing online. Suzuki’s servicing costs tend to be reasonable, so you shouldn’t be left out of pocket here.

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