The Punto is keenly priced and boasts impressively low running costs. The 0.9 Twinair and the 84bhp 1.3 diesel, for example, are exempt from road tax and the London Congestion Charge, and they’re also very cheap company cars. We’d recommend choosing a diesel if you want the best fuel economy, though, because the Twinair engine isn’t as efficient in the real world. Servicing and insurance rates are competitive, and the Punto shouldn’t depreciate any quicker than a Ford Fiesta or a Vauxhall Corsa.
Fiat Punto quality & reliability
The quality of the Punto's cabin isn’t quite a match for a VW Polo, but it stands comparison with just about anything else in the supermini class. As for reliability – who do you believe? Some owners on our website say it's faultless, while others report no end of troubles. Read the latest JD Power survey, though, and you'll see that it was rated as below average for reliability.
Fiat Punto safety & security
Entry-level Pop models get four airbags as standard. Easy trim cars have an extra one to protect the driver’s knees, while Lounge models also add side airbags. Disappointingly, Fiat charges extra for stability control on all but top-of-the-range Lounge models. All Puntos have an engine immobiliser to deter thieves.