4.5 out of 5 4.5
Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
Abarth Grande Punto Hatchback (08-10) - rated 4.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £14,552 - £14,552
Used price £3,090 - £5,860
Used monthly cost From £77 per month
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £210
Insurance group 30 How much is it to insure?


Accessible performance, relatively exclusive, famous sporty brand


Limited dealer network, high-performance version too harsh for UK roads

Abarth Grande Punto Hatchback rivals

Written by Matthew Proud on

It's a long time since Fiat has been in a position to claim class honours in the hot hatch sector. The 130bhp Punto HGT, discontinued in 2006, struggled both on paper and on the road at a time when the class leaders were offering up to 180bhp. All this has changed, and Fiat has dusted off a famous and illustrious brand to lead its charge into enemy territory.

Abarth was last seen as a badge-engineered 'warm' version of the unpopular Stilo, and fans of the iconic marque with decades of racing and tuning heritage would be justified in feeling nervous. But Fiat has bestowed Abarth status as a brand in its own right, alongside Alfa Romeo, Lancia and Maserati in its automotive stable. The 155bhp hatchback (180bhp with factory-approved dealer modifications) is impressive on the road and is good value, plus it should remain exclusive as a result of the small network of specialist dealers.

Abarth Grande Punto Hatchback rivals