Fiat Panda

Fiat Panda information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the Italian supermini. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Panda car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive.

Background

The Fiat Panda is an innovative, tallboy supermini for those wanting space in a compact package. Also available as the go-anywhere Fiat Panda 4x4 - the connoisseur’s choice for arriving at an Alpine ski station in discrete style. For more information on the baby Fiat, click on our further stories on the links below.

60sec road test

Welcome to a modern-day Italian hero. The Panda is classless - and classy, in our book. The latest, bubbly looks are ageing well but mask a compelling small car, with a roomy boot, practical interior and a robust work ethic thrown in for good measure. The TwinAir engine works well here, its two-cylinder engine not being dwarfed by the job in hand - but for the best economy and performance figures we’d probably plump for the 1.2. The diesel is harder to justify at this price point. The Panda 4x4 is a perennial favourite and one of the cheapest ways to go mud-slinging we know of. Once again, we’re left to conclude that Fiat is doing its best work with masterful small cars.

The one we’d buy

1.2

The one we’d avoid like the plague

1.3 MultiJet

Rivals to consider

Ford Ka, Ford Ka, Seat Mii, VW Up

For 

Timeless design, fun to drive, practical and roomy

Against

Drive not as sharp as rivals, blindspots hamper progress

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