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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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Interior layout

The interior layout, fit and finish

A funky, airy cabin features a large centre console that keeps most controls – including the gearlever – within easy reach. The raised driving position isn’t to all tastes, but it does ensure a good view out. A height-adjustable steering wheel is standard (it doesn’t move in and out though), as is height adjustment for the driver’s seat.

Most of the plastics and fabrics used in the interior are of reasonable quality and appear well put together. In conjunction with fairly tight shutlines, and solid-feeling doors and switchgears, the overall impression is of a stout, durable car. For the compact Fiat that’s no mean feat, and it lends it additional appeal – especially if you’re opting for one of the rugged-looking versions.

Entry-level Pop models come with a CD player and electric front windows, but we think it’s worth stretching to an Easy version, which adds air-con, a better stereo, remote central locking and roof rails. Lounge models are pricey, but they also get body-coloured exterior trim, alloy wheels and electrically adjustable door mirrors. The Trekking and 4x4 versions come with plenty of kit, although they are the most expensive Pandas.

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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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