Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 4.4 - 4.6 mpp
Diesel engines 5.8 - 5.9 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 32.8 - 34.4 mpg
Diesel engines 47.1 - 47.9 mpg

Although the diesel version costs significantly more to buy new, it has more relaxed driving characteristics and feels better on the road. Add to that more than 60mpg and lower road tax and it’s easy to see why it is the most popular engine. Small cars are popular and depreciation should be fairly slow, particularly as Fiat plans to sell only 1,000 every year in the UK.

Fiat dealers don’t have the best reputation when it comes to servicing – and it’s not that cheap either – but servicing intervals of 20,000 are impressively long.

Diesel versions of the Qubo have CO2 emissions of 119g/km, although the petrol model at 165g/km has a ‘could do better’ feel about it.

The Qubo should not cause any undue worries for reliability as Fiat has committed to improving quality at its factories as well as improving customer service. Add to that the fact that engines and major components have already seen service in the Grande Punto and it should prove more reliable than many previous Fiats.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £20 - £220
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 2 - 9
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