Only the entry-level 1.2 model is attractively priced. The rest of the Ypsilon range is decidedly pricey, although you will make back some of the high purchase price in low running costs. Predicted resale values aren’t great, though.
Chrysler Ypsilon quality & reliability
The Ypsilon’s interior is solid enough, but some of the materials feel cheap and scratchy. Even the soft-touch covering on the dashboard looks and feels a bit disappointing. Another potential worry is that the Ypsilon uses Fiat Group mechanicals, and Fiat has a so-so reliability record.
Chrysler Ypsilon safety & security
All Ypsilons get four airbags, and all but entry-level S models have six. However, stability control is standard only with the optional automatic gearbox, and this vital safety system isn’t even an option with S trim. Standard kit across the board includes an engine immobiliser and hazard warning lights that come on automatically when you brake hard.