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Fiat Punto hatchback (2012-2018) - Practicality & boot space

Fiat Punto boot space is only average with the rear seats up, but decent when they’re folded down flat

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The Fiat Punto is practical around town – its light steering, good visibility from the driver’s seat and length of 4.1 metres means parking it is a breeze. If you need a little help, though, rear parking sensors are available as an option. But if you’re off to the shops or thinking of making an escape to the country for a long weekend, be aware that there isn’t a huge amount of room in the boot for all the bags you’ll be carrying.

Fiat Punto interior space & storage

A decent amount of headroom, along with the ability to adjust the driver’s seat and steering wheel extensively, means you shouldn’t feel cramped or otherwise uncomfortable in the Punto. Two adults can sit in the back without problems – headroom is good and the rear seat generally feels airy and spacious, with only the more long-legged among us having cause for complaint. There are plenty of cubbyholes in the cabin for storing items, including four cup-holders up front and a large glovebox.

Boot space

At 275 litres, boot space in the Punto isn't particularly great. By way of comparison, the Volkswagen Polo has 280 litres, the Ford Fiesta has 276 litres and the Skoda Fabia has 330 litres, so it trails plenty of key rivals in this respect.

Folding the rear seats does improve things by expanding the space on offer to 1,030 litres – which is better than the 952 litres offered by the Polo. The rear seats do fold flat, although they leave a bit of a lip between themselves and the boot floor, so bear this in mind if you’re planning to carry large, heavy items.

Entry-level Pop+ cars don't come with the split-folding rear seat as standard, so the entire back row has to be folded to accommodate larger items.

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