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The Top Gear car review:Fiat Panda

£9,745£18,040
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8/10
Overall verdict
Better than ever, the Fiat Panda is still a worthy rival to the VW Up.
 

For: 

The charm of the old one has been retained and its flaws have been sorted

Against: 

Some still won't get the car's sheer charm

Overview

What is it?

Fiat is enjoying a revival in the city car sector it did so much to help establish thanks to the all-round rightness of the latest Panda. Launched in 2011, it’s now become  a genuine rival to models such as the VW Up and Kia Picanto… and the perfect practical alternative to the catwalk 500 (a car offered only in three-door form).

This renewed appeal was enhanced a while back with the arrival of the super-able 4x4 model (and its look-alike front-wheel drive sibling, the cheaper and greener Trekking). These models not only look really cute but the 4x4 is also far more able off-road than you’d ever expect. Good traction and its compact dimensions make it an unlikely off-road hero. 

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
0.9 TwinAir [90] Cross 4x4 5dr
12.0s 130g/km 57.6 90 £16,245
The cheapest
1.2 Pop 5dr
14.8s 118g/km 50.4 69 £9,745
The greenest
1.3 Multijet [95] 4x4 5dr
12.5s 117g/km 64.2 95 £16,390
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