Fiat Tipo 1.0 City Life 5dr Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

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RRP£20,605
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

The Fiat 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, even in the highest trim versions.

City Life trim is our chosen trim because it adds a few extra niceties to the entry-level Tipo trim. They include larger 17in alloy wheels, LED headlights, automatic air conditioning, a 7.0in digital instrument cluster, adaptive cruise control, tinted rear windows, a third rear headrest and body coloured wing mirrors.

The turbocharged 99bhp three-cylinder engine does a decent job of getting the Tipo up to speed in town, but you’ll need to thrash it on faster roads or if you have a car load of people in it.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH11.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

51.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

N/A

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

125

g/km