The modelRead full Fiat Tipo review
The Tipo is spacious with plenty of safety tech but poor residual values mean it won’t be as good value to own as a Ford Focus or Volkswagen Golf. Many rivals are better to drive with a more compliant ride, plus the interior of the Tipo is on the cheap side, despite its price tag.
The trimSee full equipment
We think Cross is probably the version to go for because, while it costs a bit more than the Garmin, it gets some useful extras, including a rear-view camera, adaptive cruise control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and adjustable lumbar support.
The engineSee full engine specs
With 128bhp, this 1.5-litre engine comes with mild-hybrid technology that helps to boost efficiency. It’s quick enough off the line, sprinting from 0-62mph in 9.0sec, but its gearbox lets it down once you’re moving, due to its slow reaction to your inputs. You can drive the Tipo on electricity alone, but only for very short periods.
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