Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Fiat Panda 4x4 feels a lot more grown-up than before. The plastics are softer than the previous model but it looks like it will stand the test of time.

Just like the new Fiat Panda the 4x4 sports the 3D Panda lettering pattern on the dash and on the inside of the front doors. The quality is getting better but it is still some way off Volkswagen’s Up.

The Panda Cross version gets different seat fabrics and a copper-coloured dashboard.

Fiat Panda 4x4 comfort levels are up there with the best in class. It may look small but this off-roader is spacious and can easily cope with three passengers plus driver. Leg and headroom is ample although six-footers may find that they are a bit cramped if sitting in the rear on long journeys.

Even though the 4x4 has a raised height when compared to the normal Panda the ride comfort is excellent. The Fiat Panda 4x4 copes with undulations and potholes in the road with ease.

Road, wind and tyre roar is minimal, although the TwinAir petrol engine will make itself heard when on the road. The large A-pillars may cause a bit of problem when exiting junctions as they are quite thick and cut into the view out of the side.