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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

The Doblo was awarded a three-star rating for adult occupant safety by Euro NCAP, which is low compared to alternatives like the Citroen Berlingo and Renault Kangoo - both of which have four stars. Early cars only had ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution as an optional extra, although it is standard on seven-seat Family models.

The rear sliding doors mean getting in and out is easy, especially in narrow spaces or multi-storey car parks, and they're light and easy to slid too. Bear in mind that if you want a car with seven seats you'll have to get a Family model, introduced in April 2004. Models with five-seats get a large luggage area that, thanks to the high opening tailgate, is easy to access with a huge square opening.

Unfortunately seven-seaters have practically no boot space, but the rear bench does fold down (you have to remove the headrests first) and it simply flips up. There's no clever fold flat system but it is effective and quick.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Fiat Doblo (01-10).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Active equipment

Active standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Steel wheels
Active optional equipment
  • CD
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Dynamic equipment

Dynamic standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
Dynamic optional equipment
  • Electric mirrors
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

ELX equipment

ELX standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Central locking
  • Front fog lights
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
ELX optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Parking sensors

Family equipment

Family standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Steel wheels
Family optional equipment
  • CD
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

SX equipment

SX standard equipment
  • Central locking
  • Front fog lights
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
SX optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating

The Fiat Doblo (01-10) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 3 stars
  • Child Occupant - 3 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 1 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.