Skip advert
Advertisement
In-depth reviews

Fiat Tipo hatchback - Practicality & boot space

The Fiat Tipo is impressively spacious and versatile

Carbuyer Rating

3.6 out of 5

Owners Rating
Be the first to review
Practicality & boot space Rating

4.5 out of 5

Having established that the cheapest models make the most sense, practicality is the one category in which the Fiat Tipo really shines. With entry-level models being priced at supermini levels, this is an inexpensive way to get a car with more usable space than a Vauxhall Astra. It’s easy to get in and out of and rear passenger space is among the best in class, while it also has an impressively large boot and plenty of storage space in the passenger compartment, making it a great day-to-day car for families.

Fiat Tipo interior space & storage

Sitting in the Tipo driver’s seat, you’re immediately greeted by an excellent view out. The seats are also impressively comfortable, especially on top models that have adjustable lumbar support. Overall, there’s 12 litres of storage space in the interior, which includes a large glovebox, a deep bin in the armrest, as well as well-sized door bins in both the front and back.

Advertisement - Article continues below

There’s plenty of space in the back seats, so fitting a couple of adults in there shouldn’t be much of a problem (although taller passengers may find headroom a little tight). The rear doors also open quite wide, which will make fitting a child seat easy. The now-discontinued estate model has more rear passenger headroom, so this may be worth considering if you regularly carry adults in the back.

Boot space

This is another area where the Tipo excels. The 440-litre boot puts it a fair way ahead of rivals like the SEAT Leon and miles ahead of the Ford Focus. Granted, the Skoda Octavia is more generous with its boot space, but 440 litres is still impressive.

Fold down the rear seats (which split 60:40 as standard) and you get a sloping load space, which is a little disappointing. There’s also a fairly significant loading lip, which can make it difficult to haul heavy items in and out. Choosing the estate model sees boot space grow by 110 litres and also gets you an extra storage compartment under the boot floor.

Skip advert
Advertisement
Skip advert
Advertisement

Most Popular

New Alpine A290: fast, stylish and very blue electric hot hatchback revealed
Alpine A290 front quarter
News
13 Jun 2024

New Alpine A290: fast, stylish and very blue electric hot hatchback revealed

Engine management light: what to do if it comes on
Engine warning light
Tips and advice
12 Jun 2024

Engine management light: what to do if it comes on

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s top car offers
Carbuyer best new car deals hero
Deals
14 Jun 2024

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s top car offers

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
26 Mar 2024

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Public EV charge point
Tips and advice
11 Jan 2023

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
17 May 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
21 Mar 2024

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors

Top 10 best electric cars 2024
Best electric cars
Best cars
16 May 2024

Top 10 best electric cars 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024
The best cheap-to-run cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024
Fastest hot hatchbacks hero
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024