Fiat Panda 1.0 Mild Hybrid Red [Touchscreen/5 Seat] 5dr Review
Category: Small car
Section: Version review
The modelRead full Fiat Panda review
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.
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We wouldn't recommend any Fiat Panda, but definitely not this pricey Red version.
The engineSee full engine specs
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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