Fiat

Fiat makes a broad range of interesting family cars, but it's best offerings are also its smallest. Fiats are cheap to buy and most come with small, economical engines.

  • Fiat Panda

    The Fiat Panda is a simple, cheap-to-run, no-nonsense city car. It's chunky on the outside, but that square shape means it has lots of space inside - way more than the Fiat 500 or Ford Ka. The bottom of the range 1.2-litre petrol Pop version is very cheap, but doesn’t have alloy wheels, traction control or air-conditioning. But any car above that in the range, especially with the excellent 1.3 MultiJet diesel engine, provides flexible, cost-effective transport. There are even four-wheel-drive versions that can cope with slippery conditions.

    Fiat Panda hatchback

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £8,945 - £12,645
    4.2 / 5
  • Fiat Panda 4x4 hatchback

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £14,145 - £15,845
    4.1 / 5
  • Fiat Punto

    As the name suggests, the Fiat Punto is an evolution of the Fiat Punto Evo and Fiat Grande Punto that preceded it. As well as a new name, the Fiat Punto gets a slightly different look on the outside with fully colour coded bumpers, and a thoroughly revised interior with a new dashboard design. But the biggest change is Fiat's new engines. They deliver more power than before, but are also more fuel efficient, thanks in part to an automatic stop-start system that's standard across the range. The Fiat Punto is good to drive, but the ride is quite harsh, making it uncomfortable on long journeys.

    Fiat Punto hatchback

    3 & 5 Doors
    Price 
    £10,050 - £15,780
    2.3 / 5
  • Fiat 500

    The Fiat 500 sets the standard for style in the city car class, and it looks much more attractive than the Renault Twingo and Toyota Aygo. It uses the same mechanicals as the Fiat Panda, but adds a huge dose of retro Italian style. The Fiat 500 feels luxurious too, thanks to customisable seat trims and equipment like air-conditioning and an MP3-compatible stereo. The Fiat 500 is available as a supermini hatchback, the more spacious Fiat 500L, or as the 500C convertible. 

    Fiat 500 hatchback

    3 Doors
    Price 
    £10,160 - £15,810
    3.6 / 5
  • Fiat 500C convertible

    2 Doors
    Price 
    £13,160 - £18,630
    3.0 / 5
  • Fiat 500L

    The Fiat 500L is a compact MPV model hoping to offer the same funky styling and retro-inspired charm of the Fiat 500 city car. A spacious boot and practical rear seats greatly increase the appeal of the Fiat 500L for small families, who previously couldn't opt for the cramped Fiat 500. It comes with a range of engines, including Fiat's two-cylinder TwinAir turbo, which offers 105bhp and 50.4mpg. The 1.3-litre diesel is the most efficient of the bunch, though.

    FIAT 500L mini MPV

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £13,000 - £20,090
    3.6 / 5
  • Fiat 500L MPW MPV

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £15,800 - £20,990
    3.6 / 5
  • Fiat Qubo

    Just like the Citroen Nemo Multispace, the Fiat Qubo is based on a van - which gives it its high roofed look. The Fiat Qubo is surprisingly fun to drive, while the boxy design gives lots of room inside. The interior does feel as if it's built down to a price, but it's very spacious, and the boot is large. There's a choice of small petrol and diesel engines on offer, all of which ensure that running costs remain low, and make the Fiat Qubo cheap to tax.

    Fiat Qubo mini MPV

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £13,365 - £15,275
    2.0 / 5
  • Fiat Doblo

    Van-based Fiat Doblo is boxy, but it shares its engines and gearbox with the Fiat Punto Evo, so it's very easy to drive. The Fiat Doblo is cheap to buy and run, and offers ample space for up to seven passengers and their luggage. All cars feature electronic stability control as standard, and the large windscreen makes visibility excellent. Rear seats are accessed by sliding doors for added convenience.

    Fiat Doblo mini MPV

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £14,355 - £19,455
    2.0 / 5
  • Fiat Bravo

    The Fiat Bravo is only available as a five-door, which may limit its appeal, but it is attractive to look at. All Fiat Bravos come with lots of equipment, like electric windows, air-conditioning and height-adjustable driver and passenger seats, as standard. The Fiat Bravo is offered with very economical diesel engines, although the MultiJet petrol engine is fast without spoiling economy. The Fiat Bravo is cheap to buy, which is a prime selling point when rivals like the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf are such strong competition. The Fiat Bravo isn’t the best car to drive in its class, but the interior is spacious and it is cheap to buy.

    Fiat Bravo hatchback

    5 Doors
    Price 
    £17,995
    2.4 / 5