Fiat Panda review

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Fiat Panda
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18 Dec 2015 11:46 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 12:56

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The Fiat Panda has long been a popular choice for those seeking a practical small car that’s cheap to run. It’s a good alternative to more conventional city cars, such as the Volkswagen Up and Hyundai i10.

Its tall body means that there’s a decent amount of interior space, but it’s not so big as to be troublesome to park or drive through town. It’s offered with a range of options and engines, too, which means that there’s something to suit most tastes.

Although they’re niche, the Trekking, 4x4 and Cross variants provide genuine off-road ability – especially the Panda Cross. However, they’re the most expensive models in the range, and fuel economy suffers as a result of the off-road modifications.

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There are 8 trims available for the Panda hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
Waze
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Fuel Petrol
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City Cross
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£12,104
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4x4
Four-wheel-drive versions are based on the Lounge model. Upgrades include a more rugged-looking exterior, a skid plate, an electronic locking differential, Bluetooth and USB connectivity and wheel-...View trim
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Cross 4x4
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Cross 4x4
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Fuel Diesel
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Pop
You don’t get much kit in the entry-level Pop trim. It comes with steel wheels, a trip computer, electric front windows, a basic stereo, central locking and a height-adjustable driver’s seat and st...View trim
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Easy
This is the trim level we’d aim for. It adds air-con, which is a major plus, as well as remote central locking, an upgraded stereo and roof rails. These all make the Panda much easier to live with...View trim
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Lounge
It’s a bit of a price hike for a Lounge version, and you don’t really get much of additional note, outside of electric heated door mirrors. It constitutes mostly cosmetic changes, including alloy w...View trim
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