Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Should you buy a FIat Tipo?

The toughest issue facing the Tipo is the strength of its competition in the small family hatchback class. With cars like the Volkswagen Golf and Vauxhall Astra being such good all-rounders, any competitor needs to be seriously impressive.

While the Tipo represents great value when you look at the amount of kit and space you get for the low cash prices, it has stiff competition from the Hyundai i30 and Mazda 3 for the lowest PCP finance monthly payments. It also falls behind when it comes to interior quality and the technology available. It feels a few years behind the class best in this regard.

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