Both models have a height-adjustable driver's seat and a steering wheel that moves for both reach and rake. The dashboard is logically laid out, but visibility is hindered by thick front pillars. Many taller drivers also struggle to make themselves comfortable, due to the awkwardly located footrest, cramped pedal area and oddly shaped seats.
Fiat Grande Punto Hatchback space & practicality
The 'Grande' tag isn't a misnomer, because the car is big inside and out. There's plenty of space for four adults, and adequate room for a fifth. The boot capacity is 264 litres, a total that falls just short of the Renault Clio's, but beats most other rivals'.
Fiat Grande Punto Hatchback equipment
There's just the one trim level, Sound, and it includes remote central locking, ABS, electric front windows, power steering and two airbags, as well as a CD player and body-coloured door handles, bumpers and mirrors. However, some potentially attractive features (such as side and curtain airbags and air-conditioning) are only available as part of option packs, each of which cost several hundred pounds.