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For The 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 4x4 versions, too.

Against It's short of rear legroom and you don’t get much safety kit. It's also pricey to buy in 4x4 guise and entry-level versions don't have much equipment.

Fiat Panda Hatchback
33 5stars

The Fiat Panda is an appealing and cheap-to-run city car, but rivals from Hyundai, Seat, Skoda and VW are far better.

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There are 14 Fiat Panda versions available

Hatchback 1.2 Pop 5dr £9,095
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 Easy 5dr £9,895
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 Lounge 5dr £10,395
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 0.9 Twinair 85 Easy 5dr £11,095
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 MultiJet 75 Pop 5dr £11,295
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 0.9 Twinair 85 Lounge 5dr £11,595
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 Multijet 75 Easy 5dr £12,095
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 Multijet 75 Lounge 5dr £12,595
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 0.9 Twinair 85 Trekking 5dr £12,795
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 Multijet 75 Trekking 5dr £13,795
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 0.9 Twinair 85 4x4 5dr £14,295
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 0.9 TwinAir 85 4x4 Antarctica 5dr £14,995
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 Multijet 75 4x4 5dr £15,295
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 MultiJet 75 4x4 Antarctica 5dr £15,995
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 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.

Reader test team says:

Fiat Panda Hatchback 1.2 Pop 5dr

Just got a new Panda Pop what can I say??? a great little car superb around town, pleasantly surprised at how comfortable it is sure its not the most…

phil holt

5 out of 5 stars

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
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