Fiat Panda has remained a firm favourite out of several generations. It's an enthusiastic and practical compact car with wide-ranging appeal that is able to suit the needs for a variety of people.
The Panda presents a purposeful look, with chunky bumpers and integrated roof rails. Rounded edges appear everywhere, including at the headlights,windows, bumpers and side mouldings. The raised light clusters are more than a style point, as they've deliberately been moved to protect them from knocks and bumps, letting you drive confidently even on sub-standard road conditions.
On the inside, a clever arrangement puts dials and controls closer to the steering wheel, providing you with more convenience. Power steering and a trip computer are standard additions, and the rear bench seat can be folded down to increase the already-generous boot space to 870 litres.
Engines offered with the Panda include 1.2-litre petrol units and a 1.3-litre diesel. Both choices are energetic and use intelligent fuel-saving and emissions-lowering systems. The TwinAir petrol with a Dualogic gearbox produces only 95g/km of CO2 – or choose a diesel for up to 72.4mpg combined in economy, making the Fiat Panda the best option for long or city journeys.
The Fiat Panda presents a high level of standard equipment, earning the model much praise from UK drivers. Anti-whiplash head restraints are fitted in the front, airbags surround the cabin, and built-in driver assistances include ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution, all so that you can feel safe while driving.