Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

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 39 - 65 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.

All engines offer good fuel consumption considering their performance potential, and the Bravo should offer slower depreciation than cars like the Renault Megane and Vauxhall Astra. The Eco model, with it's low emissions and good fuel economy, will prove the most affordable to run.

The Bravo range has an average CO2 output of 144g/km which is good for a mid-sized hatchback. Unlike most rivals, there are no heavily polluting high performance versions to detract from the average, plus the range has an environmentally-friendly Eco model powered by a 105bhp version of the 1.6-litre diesel engine. This emits just 119g/km of CO2 and returns 58mpg.

Interestingly the 120bhp 1.4 T-Jet achieves the same levels of CO2 output and fuel consumption as the non-turbocharged and less powerful 1.4-litre.

Fiat is working to improve the reliability of its cars and while engines have typically been fairly robust, problems in the past have tended to be niggling faults to do with electrics or build standards. The company is keen to improve on its past reputation, and Bravo owners should experience fewer problems than before, as well as finding a dealer network keener to help.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £30 - £240
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Insurance group 9 - 25
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