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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

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 42 - 54 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.

If you want a four-wheel drive car then few are as affordable to run as the Panda. Insurance is group 2, the same as the standard car, while servicing and parts are well priced. Fuel economy is good too, the 1.2-litre engine returns 43mpg, although this is down on the standard 1.2 Panda which is capable of 50mpg. The Panda Cross averages 54mpg.

The Panda 4x4 is fairly green - the 1.2-litre engine emits 155g/km of CO2 and return 43mpg. The Panda Cross is better still. Thanks to the 1.3-litre MultiJet engine it emits 136g/km of CO2 (making it cheaper to tax) and manages 54mpg.

We've not heard of any major problems with the Panda since it was introduced and the build quality appears to improve upon other Fiat models before it. As most of the components were designed for heavier duty models - and will generally be subjected to less strain with the Panda - they should be fairly durable.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £155 - £210
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Insurance group 2 - 7
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