Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Grande Punto achieved a maximum five-star rating for occupant protection in the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), as well as a class-best three stars for pedestrian protection. However, the five-star rating applies to left-hand drive versions. It was discovered in October 2006 that right-hand drive versions were not fitted with a component that reduced the risk of serious knee injuries to the driver.

It prompted Fiat to recall cars sold in the UK up to that take to make them safer, and so that the five-star rating could be applied to right-hand drive versions of the car. It also scored three out of four stars in the child protection element which analyses the performance of the recommended child seat. An electronic stability programme is standard on more powerful models.

The Grande Punto has a decent sized boot, although at 275 litres it's not quite as large as similar-sized cars like the Renault Clio. However with the rear seats folded this expands to more than 1000 litres. The cabin has a few storage areas plus there is a luggage organiser which can be bought as an accessory - this raises the floor of the boot so it becomes flat with the rear seats folded and also acts as a box to hide valuables.

Split rear seats are not standard on the cheaper models aimed at younger buyers.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Fiat Grande Punto (06-10).

  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach 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
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Active equipment

Active standard equipment
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Steel wheels
Active optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points

Active Sport equipment

Active Sport standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Side airbags
Active Sport optional equipment
None available

Active White equipment

Active White standard equipment
  • Electric mirrors
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Steel wheels
Active White optional equipment
None available

Dub equipment

Dub standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
Dub optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Steel wheels

Dynamic equipment

Dynamic standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Side airbags
Dynamic optional equipment
  • Steel wheels

Dynamic Sport equipment

Dynamic Sport standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Side airbags
Dynamic Sport optional equipment
None available

Eleganza equipment

Eleganza standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
Eleganza optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel

GP equipment

GP standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Side airbags
GP optional equipment
None available

Sporting equipment

Sporting standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
Sporting optional equipment
  • Cruise control

Euro NCAP Rating

The Fiat Grande Punto (06-10) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 3 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 3 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.