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For The Fiat Panda is an endearing and funky-looking little car that won’t cost you much to run. It’s the only city car that offers a 4x4 model, too.

Against Ultimately, its small size counts against it, because it’s short of rear legroom. It’s also pricey to buy and basic versions don’t have much equipment.

Fiat Panda Hatchback
33 5stars

The Fiat Panda is a desirable and cheap-to-run city car, but unfortunately for Fiat, rivals from Seat, Skoda and VW are far better.

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There are 14 Fiat Panda versions available

Hatchback 1.2 Pop 5dr £8,945
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 Easy 5dr £9,745
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 Lounge 5dr £10,245
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 0.9 Twinair 85 Easy 5dr £10,945
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 MultiJet 75 Pop 5dr £11,145
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 0.9 Twinair 85 Lounge 5dr £11,445
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 Multijet 75 Easy 5dr £11,945
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 Multijet 75 Lounge 5dr £12,445
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 0.9 Twinair 85 Trekking 5dr £12,645
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 Multijet 75 Trekking 5dr £13,645
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 0.9 Twinair 85 4x4 5dr £14,145
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 0.9 TwinAir 85 4x4 Antarctica 5dr £14,845
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 Multijet 75 4x4 5dr £15,145
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 MultiJet 75 4x4 Antarctica 5dr £15,145
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

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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