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For The engine will be gutsy enough for most buyers and Pop trim keeps purchase prices low.

Against The engine can struggle a wee bit on the motorway, and Pop trim misses out on essential kit like remote locking and air-con.

Fiat Panda Hatchback

What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

A decent choice, but if you can afford to, we'd recommend upgrading to Easy trim.

What Car? readers say

4.888889


Key facts

0–60mph
14.2 secs
Top speed
102 mph
Average mpg
54.3
Tank range
miles
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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:

Fiat Panda Hatchback 1.3 Multijet 75 4x4 5dr

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

4 out of 5 stars

Fiat Panda Hatchback 1.2 Lounge 5dr

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

Fiat Panda Hatchback 1.2 Pop 5dr

I have owned my Fiat Panda 1.2 POP for four months, I use it to get me to work which involves 25 miles of motorway driving every day. The Panda takes…

Paul Ironmonger

5 out of 5 stars

Fiat Panda Hatchback 0.9 Twinair 85 4x4 5dr

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 …

john ford

5 out of 5 stars
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