Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

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

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 40 - 40 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

The standard model looks good value and 40mpg should be realistic as long as you don't thrash it. Depreciation should be better than average because of its relative scarcity. Servicing (carried out at Abarth approved Fiat outlets dotted across the UK) shouldn't be very expensive either.

Only one version is available, and 162g/km of carbon dioxide emissions isn't bad for a high-performance small car. The 'esseesse' modifications are an aftermarket kit, so the power increase should not affect the car's official CO2 rating and not make it liable for any higher rates of vehicle excise duty or company car tax.

Mechanical reliability has been pretty good for Fiat, although areas surrounding electrics have been a let down in the past. Fiat has worked very hard in recent years to improve quality and reduce the incidence of faults, so the Abarth Grande Punto shouldn't give owners much trouble.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £210
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Insurance group 30
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