Used Fiat Panda 2012-present review

Category: City car

Section: Alternatives

Used Fiat Panda 12-present
  • Used Fiat Panda 12-present
  • Used Fiat Panda 12-present
  • Used Fiat Panda 12-present
  • Used Fiat Panda 12-present
  • Used Fiat Panda 12-present
  • Used Fiat Panda 12-present
  • Used Fiat Panda 12-present
  • Used Fiat Panda 12-present
  • Used Fiat Panda 12-present
  • Used Fiat Panda 12-present
  • Used Fiat Panda 12-present
  • Used Fiat Panda 12-present

Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Fiat Panda hatchback?

In some ways, the Panda’s biggest problem is not the car itself, which is reasonably perky and full of charm, but how good its closest rivals now are.

The Hyundai i10 is refined and its interior is surprisingly roomy. The 1.2 engine is gutsy enough for motorway use, it’s economical and it can easily deal with rutted road surfaces and roundabouts. In top-spec trim, it’s well equipped, too, with sat-nav, DAB and Apple CarPlay, as well as a 7.0in touchscreen. It’s one of our favourite city cars.

Overview

The Fiat Panda is an appealing and cheap-to-run city car, even if its rivals are mostly better to drive

  • Funky looks
  • Low running costs
  • Endearing character
  • Limited rear space
  • Not much safety kit
  • Rivals are better to drive