Fiat Panda 1.0 Mild Hybrid Garmin [Touchscreen] 5dr Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

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  • Fiat Panda 2022 interior dashboard
  • Fiat Panda 2022 interior front seats
  • Fiat Panda 2022 interior infotainment
  • Fiat Panda 2022 front right tracking
  • Fiat Panda 2022 right tracking
  • Fiat Panda 2022 front right static
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RRP£17,485
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

People talk about things like “charm” and “character” when discussing the Fiat Panda, but the cold, hard facts that we measure cars by prove it to be a poor choice. It's very disappointing to drive and isn’t very practical, but by far the worst thing about it is its abysmal Euro NCAP safety rating. There are, quite simply, far better cars to choose from.

We wouldn't recommend any Fiat Panda, but definitely not this pricey Garmin version.

The Panda’s 69bhp mild hybrid system is of the kind seen in the Suzuki Ignis; there's a naturally aspirated 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine is aided by a small lithium-ion battery and tiny electric motor that, in theory, boosts acceleration. However, you wouldn't know it. You really have to work the gears hard to make any meaningful progress and, even then, 0-62mph takes a tardy 13.8sec. That's quite a bit slower than any Dacia Sandero and only slightly quicker than an entry-level 1.0 Kia Picanto.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH13.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

56.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

225

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

113

g/km