Parkers overall rating: 3.2 out of 5 3.2

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 4.7 - 5.6 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 35.3 - 42.2 mpg
  • Impressive claimed fuel economy across the range
  • Three-year warranty on all Abarths sold in the UK

Like many modern hot hatches with small turbocharged engines, the Abarth claims impressive fuel economy figures across the range – but in reality, this is only the case when driven gently.

Spec the manual gearbox and combined fuel economy is rated at 47.1mpg, increasing to 48.7mpg with the robotised sequential gearbox.

All Abarths sold in the UK benefit from a three-year warranty with free roadside assistance. Insurance, meanwhile, is rated at group 29 for the regular 595, 30 for the 595 Turismo and 34 for the 595 Competizione.

Abarth finance deals are reasonable if unspectacular, charging relatively high interest rates and offering modest deposit contributions.

  • All power outputs return identical emissions figures
  • CO2 figures fall by 5g/km if robotised sequential gearbox is specced

The Abarth 595 claims the same 139g/km CO2 figure across all power outputs in the range, meaning the 145hp model emits the same level of emissions as the 180hp Competizione.

The only variation occurs when the robotised sequential gearbox is included – the emissions falling from 139g/km to 134g/km.

  • No major issues over Abarth reliability
  • A number of recalls on 595 and older 500 models

We’ve not heard of any major Abarth reliability issues and the Fiat 500 on which it’s based is has shown reasonable reliability over its lifespan.

There have been a number of recalls on Abarth 595s including issues over reduced brake performance and seats not performing as expected during a collision.

Older Abarth 500s (which the 595 superseded) have also had issues with front seatbelts not performing as intended and possible interior and exterior lighting failures.

The above issues shouldn’t prove too problematic, however, because the cars should have been recalled and fixed at dealerships.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £165 - £220
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 25 - 35
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