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  • Safety levels lag behind others in the segment
  • No new ground covered by the Tipo’s safety systems
  • Adaptive cruise control available as an option

No new ground’s been broken in terms of safety with the Fiat Tipo, with technology already seen on the majority of rival cars in this segment.

In standard specification in 2016, the Tipo scored three stars in Euro NCAP crash safety tests, due to the fact it didn’t come with autonomous emergency braking as standard. With the safety pack fitted, the Tipo scored four stars.

All Tipos now come with six airbags and tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and autonomous emergency braking as standard, along with a raft of electronic stability software to reduce the chances of an accident in the first place.

Depending on the model you will also have automatic lights and wipers as well as cruise control.

An optional safety pack is available, too, handily named Safety Pack A, which can be added to Easy Plus and Lounge models. The pack consists of adaptive cruise control with speed limiter, as well as the standard-fit autonomous emergency braking.

Watch the Fiat Tipo hatchback Euro NCAP crash test

  • Large boot will appeal to families
  • Useful cubbies around the cabin
  • All models have a split-folding rear seat

To a larger degree than many other cars, mid-sized family hatchbacks have to be all things to all people, which is why the practicality aspects of the Fiat Tipo are so strong.

Around the cabin you’ll find plenty of slots and cubbies for storing all manner of clutter, including a sensibly sized glovebox and door bins in all four side doors.

Sadly, despite resurrecting the Tipo name, it doesn’t prove to be as space-efficient as its forebear, particularly on the rear seat where three adults will struggle to get comfortable sat alongside each other. Two adults will have few complaints, though.

The Fiat Tipo is larger than many of its rivals, but only marginally so. It’s still a compact family hatchback and doesn’t take up too much space on the road or in a car park.

Parking sensors are available, as is a reversing camera, but neither are available as standard across the range. These will aid with manoeuvrability.

The Tipo offers a large 440-litre boot, outsizing almost all of its hatchback rivals, although it’s still outranked by the Peugeot 308 (470 litres) and the Skoda Octavia (590 litres).

Fiat doesn’t supply volume figures for when the rear seat’s folded over but it does feature a 60:40 split as standard, helping boost flexibility.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Fiat Tipo Hatchback.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

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
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Steel wheels

Easy equipment

Easy standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Steel wheels
Easy optional equipment
None available

Easy Plus equipment

Easy Plus standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
Easy Plus optional equipment
None available

Elite equipment

Elite standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Elite optional equipment
  • Electric mirrors

Lounge equipment

Lounge standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Lounge optional equipment
None available

Lounge More equipment

Lounge More standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Lounge More optional equipment
None available

Mirror equipment

Mirror standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
Mirror optional equipment
None available

Mirror More equipment

Mirror More standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
Mirror More optional equipment
None available

S Design equipment

S Design standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
S Design optional equipment
None available

S Design More equipment

S Design More standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
S Design More optional equipment
None available

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Sport optional equipment
None available

Sport More equipment

Sport More standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
Sport More optional equipment
None available

Street equipment

Street standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
Street optional equipment
None available