SEAT Ibiza review - MPG, CO2 and running costs
The Ibiza 1.0-litre models promise good fuel economy and reasonable CO2 emissions
Starting with the 1.0 MPI, this engine has a best quoted economy figure of 53.3mpg, which is pretty much on a par with the more powerful 1.0 TSI and demonstrates how much harder the 79bhp unit has to work to get the Ibiza moving.
Economy for the TSI 94bhp version is quoted at 54.3mpg, with the most powerful 108bhp car returning 52.3mpg in manual form and 47.9mpg when paired with the seven-speed DSG auto. However, all of these figures will be dependant on spec, as fitting larger wheels, accessories or going for a higher trim with more kit (thus adding weight), will have a negative impact on economy.
CO2 emissions range from 117g/km for the 1.0-litre TSI SE version, to 135g/km for the 108bhp TSI variant in Xcellence Lux trim.
The SEAT Ibiza would be a great choice as a first car, although the 1.0 MPI SE and SE Technology versions are the only ones with a really low insurance rating, in Group 3. The rest of the range spans groups 9-13.
Residual values for the SEAT Ibiza are in the 37-40% bracket after three-years and 36,000-miles. In comparison, the Skoda Fabia performs similarly as a used buy, while the VW Polo range is a better bet in terms of depreciation, with versions holding onto around 43-49% of their original list price.
In this review
- 1SEAT Ibiza reviewThe SEAT Ibiza includes great on-board tech and sets a very high standard in the supermini class
- 2Engines, performance and driveThree-cylinder engines are smooth, punchy and characterful, and the chassis is sweet
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running Costs - currently readingThe Ibiza 1.0-litre models promise good fuel economy and reasonable CO2 emissions
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe Ibiza's sharp exterior lines carry over to the spacious interior, with strong tech on offer to boot
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceWith a wheelbase stretch and increased width, the Ibiza has much improved passenger and luggage space
- 6Reliability and SafetyThe SEAT Ibiza has plenty of safety tech, while reliability should be sound