Volkswagen UP

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How much does the Volkswagen UP cost to run?

The 1.0L petrol is the most economical Volkswagen UP to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Volkswagen UP 1.0L petrol is free to tax, as it sits in tax band A.

It does just under 69 MPG on average, which means it will cost £9.00* in petrol every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Suzuki Celerio 1.0L petrol and the more thirsty Citroen C1 1.0L petrol.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 1, which is the lowest insurance group in this class bar none.

Engine options

model1.0L petrol
mpg58.9 - 68.9
emissions95 - 110
tax£0.00 - £20.00
insuranceGroup 1 - 17

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Volkswagen UP: How big is the boot?

The Volkswagen UP has an above average boot space (251 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and one large bag. Alternatively you could load up with 2 large bags or 2 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Smart Fortwo coupe is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and one large bag with its 307 litres.

Is the Volkswagen UP easy to park?

This is one of the widest cars in the class, which makes it feel like a bit of a squeeze in the multi-stories. If that stresses you a bit, try the much narrower Kia Picanto.

If you don’t park in the street that much, then the UP is fine. It will go in to an average street slot, giving you a gap of 1242mm to swing in and out. But if you street park a lot you may want to look at the Smart Fortwo.

Which Volkswagen UP has the best performance?

The fastest Volkswagen UP from 0-60, is the 1.0L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 200 lbs/ft torque and 115 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 8.8 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Renault Twingo 1.6L petrol, which will beat your Volkswagen UP to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.0L petrol
zeroTo628.8 - 15.3
torque95 - 200
bhp60 - 115