Fiat Tipo

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How much does the Fiat Tipo cost to run?

The 1.2L diesel is the most economical Fiat Tipo to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Fiat Tipo 1.2L diesel is free to tax, as it sits in tax band A.

It does just over 76 MPG on average, which means it will cost £8.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Peugeot 308 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Vauxhall Astra 1.2L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 6, which is lower than the Vauxhall Astra 1.2L diesel, but higher than the Honda Civic 1.3L petrol. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Honda Civic has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.2L diesel1.4L petrol1.6L diesel1.6L petrol
mpg76.347.1 - 49.674.3 - 83.144.8
emissions99132 - 13989 - 99147
insuranceGroup 6Group 7 - 14Group 15Group 10

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Is the Fiat Tipo easy to park?

The Fiat Tipo is very middle of the road - it fills three quarters of a space. There are lots of wider cars, but just as many that are narrower and feel easier to park. For example, the Skoda Rapid.

When it comes to parking on the street, the Tipo is one of the hardest. It has a turning circle of 11m, and a length of 4432m, giving you a relatively small 368mm gap to turn the car in and out.

If you don’t have a drive, you should look at the best in class for parallel parking instead, the Suzuki Baleno.

Which Fiat Tipo has the best performance?

The fastest Fiat Tipo from 0-60, is the 1.4L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 215 lbs/ft torque and 120 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 9.6 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Audi A3 1.4L petrol, which will beat your Fiat Tipo to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.2L diesel1.4L petrol1.6L diesel1.6L petrol
zeroTo62129.6 - 12.39.8 - 10.211.5 - 11.7
torque200127 - 215320152
bhp9595 - 120120110