Used Fiat Stilo 2001 - 2007 review

Category: Family car

Section: Our recommendations

Fiat Stilo (01 - 07)
  • Fiat Stilo (01 - 07)
  • Fiat Stilo (01 - 07)

Our recommendations

Which used Fiat Stilo hatchback should I buy?

The most basic model, the 1.2 Activ, has a punchy engine and plenty of kit, including remote locking, four airbags and anti-lock brakes. And, because buying a Stilo only makes sense if it's done cheaply, this is the best model to buy. Go for the five-door, though, because it rides more smoothly, as well as being roomier and much more practical.

The 1.9 turbodiesel Activ is also worth going for - the engine is smooth and very economical - but it will cost more to buy than the 1.2. It came in two states of tune, with 115 or 80bhp, but the more powerful one is the one to go for. For one thing, it uses less fuel.