Skoda Citigo review - Reliability and Safety
The Skoda Citigo has been a regular near the top of our Driver Power customer satisfaction survey
The Citigo first went on sale in 2012 and shares its underpinnings with the Volkswagen Up and SEAT Mii. All three models have so far proved reliable, with the Citigo finishing in an excellent 11th place out of 200 cars in our 2016 Driver Power customer satisfaction survey.
Skoda consistently scores well in the manufacturer rankings, too, finishing well within the top 10 on a regular basis. Dealers are polite and reasonably priced, while problems are few and far between.
The Citigo also impresses with its strong safety record. It received a full five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP when it was crash-tested in 2011, which was helped by a strong body shell, standard-fit stability control, daytime running lights and tyre pressure monitors. It only has four airbags but achieved a rating of 89 per cent for adult occupant protection, while autonomous city braking is available to order.
Skoda offers a standard three-year/60,000-mile warranty with the Citigo. While that’s similar to a lot of other manufacturers, it isn’t exceptional and can easily be beaten by rivals such as the Hyundai i10 and Toyota Aygo, both of which are sold with five-year/unlimited-mileage warranties, while the Kia Picanto has a seven-year/100,000-mile package.
You can pay extra for an extended period of cover, though. A four-year/80,000-mile warranty costs around £150 extra, while up to five years and 100,000 miles will set you back around £260.
Skoda has fixed servicing costs for all of its models at main dealers. A minor service costs around £140, while a major one costs around £260. Skoda recommends that the Citigo visits a dealership every year or 10,000 miles.
There is a service plan available with the Citigo too. That costs around £480 and covers the cost of routine maintenance for three years or 30,000 miles, whichever comes first.
In this review
- 1Skoda Citigo reviewThe Skoda Citigo is an impressive all-rounder and a front-runner in the city car class
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe Skoda Citigo is perfect for driving around town, and it's not bad on faster roads, either
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running CostsThe Skoda Citigo's lack of showy gadgets and frugal petrol engine ensures costs are kept to a minimum
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe Skoda Citigo's cabin is functional and well built, but it's not as funky as a Renault Twingo's
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceIt's small on the outside, but the Skoda Citigo is surprisingly spacious and useable
- 6Reliability and Safety - currently readingThe Skoda Citigo has been a regular near the top of our Driver Power customer satisfaction survey