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For The Fiat Punto is one of the biggest and best looking superminis, and it has a surprisingly smart interior, too. However, it’s the engines – particularly the 1.4 Multiairs – that really impress.

Against The low-speed ride is unsettled and the steering is vague. You might find it difficult get comfortable behind the wheel, too.

Fiat Punto Hatchback
33 5stars

The Fiat Punto is a likeable small car with above average practicality and some extremely good engines. Shame it isn’t better to drive.

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There are 15 Fiat Punto versions available

Hatchback 1.2 8v Pop 3dr £10,050
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 8v Pop 5dr £10,650
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 8v Easy 3dr £11,150
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 8v Easy 3dr £11,560
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 8v GBT 3dr £11,650
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 8v Easy 5dr £11,750
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 8v GBT 3dr £12,060
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 8v Easy 5dr £12,160
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 8v GBT 5dr £12,250
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 8v Sporting 3dr £12,355
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 8v GBT 5dr £12,660
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 85 Multijet Easy 3dr £13,650
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 85 Multijet GBT 3dr £14,150
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 85 Multijet Easy 5dr £14,250
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 85 Multijet GBT 5dr £14,750
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Fiat Punto has been treated to several face-lifts during its life, but it’s essentially the same car that went on sale in 2005 badged ‘Grande Punto’.

There’s a bewildering range of engines to choose from, but to keep things cheap most buyers are best off going for the 76bhp 1.4 petrol. However, the 0.9 Twinair is worth considering if you want a practical and cost-effective way to avoid the London Congestion Charge.

We reckon Easy trim is the best compromise on price and equipment. You get air-conditioning and alloy wheels, but you still might want to consider paying extra for Bluetooth and side airbags.

Whichever model you choose, make sure you shop around, because big discounts are available. Our Target Price gives a good indication of how much you should expect to save, but even bigger discounts are available online.

Reader test team says:

Fiat Punto Hatchback 1.3 85 Multijet GBT 5dr

Bought this car at the end of September with 1500 miles on the clock saving myself £4500 off the new price. I found it very hard to get one with the…

Les Abbottt

4 out of 5 stars

Fiat Punto Hatchback 1.3 75 Multijet Active 3dr

I have the auto model. Build quality is superb - no squeaks or rattles and everything is solid. I'm getting 46mpg (which, for an auto in a mountainous…

Sam Graham

4 out of 5 stars
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