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Vauxhall Viva hatchback (2015-2019) - MPG, running costs & CO2

An efficient engine means the Vauxhall Viva is cheap to run

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MPG, running costs & CO2 Rating

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The Vauxhall Viva’s compact size and small engine play an important role in keeping running costs down. It’s very competitive for running costs in the city car class, while a low purchase price should mean maintenance and insurance prices are affordable, too.

Vauxhall Viva MPG & CO2

While there’s only one engine, the Viva offers different fuel-economy figures depending on which gearbox you choose. The 1.0-litre petrol manages 46.3mpg and emits 117-118g/km of CO2. Those numbers are similar to its closest rival, the Hyundai i10.

Insurance

The small engine in the Viva means it falls into insurance group four in its most basic form. The SE A/C and Rocks models are one higher, in group five.

Warranty

Vauxhall has stopped offering its ‘lifetime’ warranty, so you get pretty standard three-years/60,000-mile cover on the Viva. That warranty comes with AA roadside assistance with Homestart, as well as European cover for the first year. For more peace of mind, you might be better off with the Hyundai i10, which offers a five-year/unlimited-mileage warranty. The Kia Picanto does even better, providing a seven-year/100,000-mile policy.

Servicing

The Viva’s service intervals are every year or every 20,000 miles – whichever comes sooner. Vauxhall offers fixed-price servicing and its engineers will check everything from the brakes and tyres to the exhaust when the Viva is due an interim service. You can also sign up to its Vauxhall Care scheme, which includes three years of servicing, roadside assistance and the first MOT for around £20 per month.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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