The most economical engine on the Punto range is the 83bhp 1.3-litre Multijet diesel. It has a claimed combined economy of 80.7mpg - a heady number indeed - but in real-world conditions that figure will probably be more like 70mpg. Fiat is competitive when it comes to servicing against rivals. The brand is at the cheaper end of the spectrum when considering servicing costs.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||128p||£869 - £1,188 *|
|Diesel||131p||£744 - £876 *|
* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.
Ongoing running costs
|Warranty||Three years/60,000 miles|
|Road tax (12 months)||
£0 - £140
See tax rates for all versions
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How much is it to insure?
Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.
The greenest engine on the Fiat Punto range is the 83bhp 1.3-litre Multijet diesel. It emits an excellent 90g/km of CO2. If you prefer a petrol variant, then the best choice is the 83bhp TwinAir three-cylinder engine. It emits 98g/km of CO2.
Highest and lowest CO2 emissions
|Engine||CO2 emissions||Road tax (12 months)|
|1.3 Multijet (85bhp) Diesel||90 g/km (Min)||£0|
|1.4 Petrol||133 g/km (Max)||£140|
Fiat is building its reputation on reliability. As regards Fiat Punto reliability in particular, the engines, including the TwinAir petrol, are well proven. There is still a question mark over some of the interior plastics but on the whole this Punto looks and feels fairly well built.
Car checklist problem points
|Body||No problems reported|
|Engine / gearbox||No problems reported|
|Other||No problems reported|