For The Chrysler Delta is a VW Golf rival that's one of the most spacious cars in its class. There is a range of tried and trusted Fiat engines to choose from, and the exterior styling is certainly a break from the norm.
Against The Delta isn’t great to drive, with vague steering and poor body control. Parts of the interior feel disappointingly cheap, too.
Not without appeal, but if you’re after something a bit different an Alfa Romeo Giulietta has more going for it. Otherwise, a VW Golf is a far better bet.
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This new Delta is actually built by Lancia in Italy, and is aimed at buyers looking for something a bit out of the ordinary.
On that front it gets off to a strong start, with its distinctive triangular grille and boomerang-shaped taillights. Probably the most unusual thing about the Delta, though, is its size: at 4.5 metres long it’s significantly bigger than a Golf or a Ford Focus.
So far we’ve driven only the 138bhp turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol version. The engine pulls strongly once above 2000rpm, and stays impressively smooth and quiet even when revved.
We’d recommend sticking with SE trim. You get the essentials, such as air-con and alloys, and although you miss out on Bluetooth, you can add it as an option.
The Delta is decent value when you consider the five years’ of free servicing thrown in with the price, and the attractive 0% APR finance deal currently being offered by Chrysler dealers.
I have the 1.6 Diesel SE version of the Delta and first thing to say is "I made the right choice". Firstly the engine.. its a fantastic engine with…
Our favourite version of Chrysler’s VW Golf rival. Nevertheless, there are far better alternatives available from other manufacturers.