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For Great standard kit, a practical interior and its Traction+ system makes a genuine difference on loose and slippery surfaces. Twinair engine surprisingly at home off-road.

Against It’s still only two-wheel drive, and therefore looks expensive compared with rivals.

Fiat Panda Hatchback

What Car? says

2 out of 5 stars

It’s a lot to pay for a Panda, but it’s useful off-road and gets a decent kit list.

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Key facts

11.5 secs
Top speed
106 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

There’s a range of engines available in the Fiat Panda, but our favourite is the 1.2-litre petrol. It’s peppy and really suits the car, especially around town.

While the 1.3-litre diesel gives better performance and is both more flexible and more economical, it’s too expensive to recommend. It’s the same story with the unrefined Twinair petrol engine.

If you do want to buy a Panda, it’s worth checking out the ‘Latest Offers’ section on Fiat’s website, where you can find details of special-edition models and money-off offers. Even when there is an offer, you may be able to haggle more off if you visit a dealer in person.

Although they’re niche, the 4x4 and Trekking models provide genuine off-road ability – especially the 4x4. However, they’re the most expensive cars in the range, and fuel economy suffers as a result of the off-road modifications.

Reader test team says:

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I have owned the car, diesel version, for 5 months and am delighted with it. I previously owned a Fiat Panda diesel and the new one is far more…

Alan Peters

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I am now into my 3rd month with my Panda, from new, and am absolutely delighted with the comfort, running costs, and general look of the car. I traded…

Lin Jones

5 out of 5 stars

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Paul Ironmonger

5 out of 5 stars

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The new twin air 4x4 is a bit quirky to drive until you get used to it ,On the road and off road it soaks up bumps with ease a little body roll on …

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5 out of 5 stars
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