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Fiat Punto Review

June 11, 2015

There’s just one more working day until the weekend and we’re back with another review to help you pass the time. Launched in 1993, this feat of Italian auto-engineering is a supermini capable of competing with cars like the Vauxhall Corsa and the VW Polo – and in today’s Fiat Punto review, we’ll take a look at what this competitively priced car has to offer. Let’s get stuck in.

Fiat Punto

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Design

Now in its third generation, the Fiat Punto might be one of the biggest superminis on the market but it’s still easy to navigate and makes light work of parking. Despite its small size, the Fiat Punto boasts plenty of interior space – meaning it shouldn’t be too difficult to get comfortable. There are four cupholders in the cabin, as well as a decent glove box and a smattering of cubbyholes. With the rear seats folded flat, boot capacity is a decent 1,030 litres – comfortably accommodating any and all of your luggage.

Performance & Handling

Thanks to its dinky dimensions and light steering, the Fiat Punto is most at home in the city, where it can easily navigate through the narrow streets. When it comes to powering this impressive hatchback, there’s an extensive engine lineup. The entry-level engine in the Fiat Punto is the 68bhp 1.2 litre petrol, but it’s worth opting for the slightly more powerful 76bhp 1.4 litre petrol engine – which takes 13.2 seconds to get from 0-62mph. If you’d prefer a diesel engine, the 1.3 litre MultiJet engine comes tuned with either 74 or 85bhp. The latter uses stop-start technology and returns an awesome 80.7mpg, while CO2 emissions of just 90g/km make this model exempt from road tax.

Features

The Fiat Punto comes in three trim levels, with the entry-level Pop option offering electric front windows, power steering, remote central locking and an adjustable driver’s seat. Moving through the range, the mid-level Easy trim adds alloy wheels, electric mirrors, a leather steering wheel and air-conditioning. If you’re looking for a touch more tech, topping the range is the Lounge trim – which comes with climate and cruise control, Bluetooth connection, electric sunroof and fog lights.

Fiat Punto Finance

If you fancy getting behind the wheel of a Fiat Punto of your own but don’t have the funds to finance your Italian auto, we can help. At the Car Loan Warehouse, we’re committed to providing secure lending with payments you can afford – meaning you needn’t worry about the £10,990 price tag. Head over to our Fiat finance page to see how we can help – or if you fancy a quick quote, check out our online car finance calculator.

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.