Space & practicality

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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Space & practicality

How it copes with people and clutter

The tall body ensures plenty of head room all round, and there’s reasonable leg room in the front. However, leg room is tight in the back, despite the upright seating position, and you’ll need to spend extra if you want five seats instead of four.

The Panda’s boot is small yet well shaped. As standard, the Panda features a folding rear bench, which means if you fold it down then you lose all rear seating. It does give you a lot of space, however. You’ll have to head to the options list if you want a split-folding rear seat setup, either with four seats and a 50/50 split or a five-seat setup with a 40/60 split.

Options include a folding front passenger seat, which makes carrying long items easy; it’s offered on Lounge, Trekking and 4x4 variants. Fiat offers a neat roofbox, too, as well as other practical upgrades such as ski racks, a bicycle rack and even a kayak rack.

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City Cross
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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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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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