Best cars & vans

VW Up 1.0 Take Up 3dr - Cheapest cars to run

Cheapest cars to run - VW Up 1.0 Take Up 3dr - Total cost of ownership £8,535

Volkswagen up! - long termer second report front

Cost per mile: 28.45pMonthly running costs: £237.08Total cost of ownership (3 years, 30,000 miles): £8,535

It’s small, but the Volkswagen Up is more sophisticated than its proportions suggest. On the road it’s good fun to drive and is not be overwhelmed by the occasional motorway jaunt.

Volkswagen updated the Up back in 2016, allowing for even more customisation and a classier appearance – including the switch to smartphone based sat-nav rather than a dedicated unit. That being said, the updated gearbox did reduce performance in some models without any real gain in economy.

Top 10 cheapest cars to run in the UK

  1. 1. Dacia Duster 1.6 SCe 115 Air 5dr
  2. 2. Dacia Sandero 1.0 SCe Access
  3. 3. Dacia Logan MCV 1.2 Access
  4. 4. Suzuki Celerio 1.0 SZ2
  5. 5. Mazda 2 1.5 75 SE+ 5dr 
  6. 6. Kia Picanto 1.0 65 1 3dr
  7. 7. Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-i X 3dr
  8. 8. Peugeot 108 1.0 Access 3dr
  9. 9. VW Polo 1.0 75 SE 5dr
  10. 10. VW Up 1.0 Take Up 3dr

Recommended

Cheapest cars to insure in the UK 2021
Cheapest cars to insure - header
Car insurance

Cheapest cars to insure in the UK 2021

Looking for a car that’s cheap to insure? We’ve listed cars with the cheapest insurance group ratings on sale in the UK today
23 Nov 2021
The best 0% finance car deals 2021
Best 0% finance car deals - header
Best cars & vans

The best 0% finance car deals 2021

Tempted by a 0% APR deal? Here are our best 0% finance deals starting from only £145...
21 Oct 2021
Best used small cars 2021
Best used small cars
Best cars & vans

Best used small cars 2021

Our guide to the best used small cars for 2021, covering the top second hand city cars and superminis
18 Aug 2021
Volkswagen up! review
Volkswagen up! - front
Volkswagen up

Volkswagen up! review

The VW up! has been at the top of the city car class for a decade, and it’s still going strong
20 Jul 2021

Most Popular

New Suzuki S-Cross 2021 review
Suzuki S-Cross - front
Suzuki SX4 S-Cross SUV

New Suzuki S-Cross 2021 review

The all-new Suzuki S-Cross is excellent value for money and good to drive, but it’s slightly utilitarian interior won’t appeal to all buyers
25 Nov 2021
Top 10 best hybrid cars to buy 2021
Best hybrid cars - header image
Hybrid cars

Top 10 best hybrid cars to buy 2021

Hybrid power is the way forward if the car industry is to be believed so we've found the top 10 best hybrid cars to buy now...
8 Nov 2021
Lexus LC Coupe and Convertible gain chassis upgrades for 2022
Lexus LC 2021 - front
Lexus LC

Lexus LC Coupe and Convertible gain chassis upgrades for 2022

Lexus says mechanical tweaks have made the LC more comfortable and improve its handling
26 Nov 2021