posted 4 years ago

Volkswagen Up versus the Skoda Citigo and Seat Mii

The Volkswagen Up, Skoda Citigo and Seat Mii are all fantastic city cars and great value for money

The Volkswagen Up, Skoda Citigo and Seat Mii are all fantastic city cars and great value for money. The new Volkswagen up! was recently honoured at the 2012 World Car of the Year at the New York International Auto Show and has won numerous accolades. It is available with two 1.0 litre three cylinder petrol engine options as well as a BlueMotion technology version. The Seat Mii is offered with a 1.0 litre petrol engine and emits just 97g/km co2 emissions and the Skoda Citigo is just as impressive emitting just 96g/km co2 emissions from its three cylinder petrol engine.

All three of these city cars offer the perfect accommodation for urban use. The Volkswagen up! is 3.54 metres long and 1.64 metres wide, it is one of the smallest four-seat cars and is still spacious inside, the Citigo has a spacious and bright cabin which can easily accommodate four adults, no matter how long the journey, it also has the largest boot in its class. At 3.55 metres in length the Seat Mii is the perfect size for modern day living.

The Volkswagen Up has three trim levels; Take up!, Move up! and High up! plus a special edition the up! black and up! white. Standard specification for the Take up! includes body-coloured bumpers, daytime running lights, front and side head/thorax airbags, the new RCD 215 CD radio with aux-in, rear ISOFIX points, and 14-inch steel wheels. The entry level Citigo S model features a comprehensive list of standard equipment, including Head/Thorax airbags, height adjustable steering wheel, power steering, daytime driving lights, preparation for portable infotainment device (PID), CD player with aux input and 14-inch steel wheels. Optional equipment and accessories depend on the style and equipment pack chosen when purchasing the Citigo but those who prefer more chic or more sporting character should consider the Chic and Sport equipment packages that offer more choice with special colour and trim elements for interior personalisation.  Alloy wheels and a leather steering wheel are always part of the package; the chrome package in the Chic version adds a special touch, while the Sport version offers tinted windows and a sporty suspension set-up for an even more dynamic feel.      

Prices for the Volkswagen Up start at £7995, the Citigo at approximately £7630 and the Seat Mii from £7790.


The Citygo is the only one available with 5 doors at the moment, which means that there will be more room in tightcarpark spaces

Why would anyone buy the up or the mii, the citygo is less expensive and has more specification, not to mention I think looks better.

A move on from the 3 Seat Arosas I loved and adored for 10 years, but they were all diesel, pity these are all petrol.