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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11.5 secs
Top speed
106 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
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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 more economical, it's too expensive. 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 of 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 Trekking, 4x4 and Cross models provide genuine off-road ability – especially the Cross. However, they're the most expensive models in the range, and fuel economy suffers as a result of the off-road modifications.

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