Space & practicality

Fiat Tipo review

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Fiat Tipo
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18 Oct 2016 08:57 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 14:36

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Space & practicality

How it copes with people and clutter

The Tipo is impressively roomy inside. Those in front have plenty of head and leg room, and even if that driver is over six feet tall, a similarly sized adult will fit behind them easily enough. Rear leg room is decent by class standards, although sit in the back of a Skoda Octavia or a Vauxhall Astra and you'll have more space between your knees and the front seatbacks.

Rear head room isn’t quite as impressive, but only if you're very tall will you notice your hair brushing the ceiling. Meanwhile, the middle rear seat is blighted by an uncomfortable backrest, while entry-level Easy models only have two rear head restraints so aren't safe for carrying more than four people anyway.

The Tipo has a bigger boot than the majority of rivals in this class – including the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra and VW Golf, although you'll squeeze even more in the boot of a Skoda Octavia. The Tipo's load bay isn't particularly clever, though – there's no height-adjustable boot floor to iron out the huge lip at the entrance, and although the rear seat backs can be folded down (in a 60/40) split, this leaves an annoying step in the floor of the extended load bay.

 

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There are 4 trims available for the Tipo hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
Easy
It may be the entry-level trim, but you still get air-con, remote central locking, DAB radio, Bluetooth, electric front windows and electric mirrors. You're limited to the entry level petrol and di...View trim
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Easy Plus
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£11,990
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Lounge
This range-topping trim adds sat-nav, climate control, automatic lights and wipers, a reversing camera and adjustable lumbar support for the driver. The trouble is, it puts the Tipo in a price poin...View trim
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S Design
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£18,630
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