Fiat Tipo

3/5
Fiat Tipo  new car image
Verdict

Fiat have been somewhat quiet in the Irish market over the last year. Their cars are better than ever before though. The 500x impresses, and while the 500 itself is not to everyone's tastes, it is a popular machine among some. They haven't really been capturing the imaginations of the hatch class in recent years. Times are changing though, and with the Tipo, Fiat really are in a good position to compete.

Performance

The Tipo is not going to thrill you with extreme performance figures. This car is not about that, but who knows what's in store for the future. No, for the moment we are going to have to do with a selection of smaller diesel and petrol 4-cylinder offerings. The smallest offering is a 1.3 litre, Multijet II, diesel. This brings you from 0-100km/h in 12 seconds and has a top speed of 180km/h. Next up is a 1.4 petrol engine which covers the same distance in 12.1 seconds and has an on-paper top speed of 185km/h. The 1.6 ETorq engine gives 0-100km/h in 11.5 seconds, but the quickest of the lot is the 1.4 T-Jet, which goes from 0-100km/h in 9.6 seconds. Also available is a 1.6 Multijet II (0-100km/h in 9.8 seconds). The horsepower on offer ranges between 95 and 120. As we noted, this car is not about high-end performance, it's certainly a family machine.

Ride & Handling

On the road, the Tipo is impressive for what it is (an affordable family car). It feels solid and the suspension set-up deals with Irish road imperfections without much drama. The steering is very light when you choose the city steering mode, but things stiffen up a bit on other settings.

Refinement

The car can be subject to wind noise once you start making your way towards motorway speeds. The 1.6 diesel engine which we tested is both efficient and economical on paper, but it can be loud when the foot is urging it to get to that 120km/h on the motorway. Apart from wind noise and engine growl, the interior is sturdy and if Fiat could calm the noise elements, this could be a very comfortable cruiser.

Quality & Reliability

The plastics on the door panels feel a bit cheap, but the actual dash board itself is soft to the touch. There is good manoeuvrability in the front seats and the steering wheel is easy to adjust. The infotainment system is small, but easy to use and they have installed their Uconnect.

Safety & Security

Fiat scored 4 stars in the Euro NCAP. The car scored 82% for adult occupancy and the results suffered because low scoring regarding child occupancy (60%) and pedestrian safety (62%). This is not to say that the Tipo is not a safe vehicle, however, per the NCAP results, they should be scoring higher.

Space & Practicality

Space in both the front and rear cabin is very good. The rear offers good leg and head room and three adults could fit in there without much effort or discomfort. The Tipo is available as an estate, a family hatch and a saloon. Boot space is good with the following measurement respectively; 550 litres, 440 litres and 520 litres – which means the Tipo scores very highly for practicality.

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Key Facts

Make

Fiat

Model
Tipo
Variant
Easy 1.4
Car Category
Family Hatch
First Launched
2016
Engine (L)
1.4
Gearbox Type
Manual
Gears
6 Speed
Fuel type
Petrol
Body Type
Saloon
Price New
€16,745

Running Costs

Tax
€280
Tax Band
B2
L/100km Combined
5.7
Average km/L
17.5
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
50
Fuel Tank Range
877 km
Cost of filling a tank
€65.7
Average Cost Per 200 km
€14.98
CO2 emmissions
133 g/km

Performance

Brake Horsepower
95 bhp
Max Power kW
71
Displacement - CC (Engine)
1368
Engine Cylinders
4
Engine Position
Front, transversely
Number of valves
4
Driven Wheels
Front
Aspiration
Turbo
Top speed
185 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
11.5 s
L/100km Urban
7.70 L
L/100km Extra Urban
4.60 L

Space & Practicality

Body Type
Saloon
Doors
4
Seats
5
Boot capacity
520 L

Warranty

All Components
5 Year warranty
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
5 Year warranty
Car Body
8 Year warranty
Paintwork
3 Year paint warranty
Mileage
100000
Roadside Assistance
1 Year Roadside Assistance

Dimensions

Boot capacity
520 L
Wheels
Front wheel drive
Tyre size front
205/55 R16 mm
Tyre size back
205/55 R16 mm
Length
4532 mm
Width
1792 mm
Height
1497 mm
Wheel Base
2636 mm
Front Track (mm)
1497
Rear Track (mm)
1543
Kerb weight
1150 KG
Max trailer Weight (Kg)
1650
Turning circle (m)
10.93

Technical Information

Engine Configuration
Inline
Engine Type
Front, transversely
Fuel Delivery
Multi-point injection
Front Suspension
Independent type McPherson
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent, spring
Front Brakes
Disc
Rear Brakes
Drum
Steering
Steering rack
Power
95 bhp
38 Variants
Sort by:
Saloon
€16,745
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 520 L
  • Engine Size 1.4 L
  • Power 95 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.5 s
  • New Price €16,745
Saloon
€16,745
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 520 L
  • Engine Size 1.4 L
  • Power 95 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.5 s
  • New Price €16,745
Hatchback
€17,995
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 440 L
  • Engine Size 1.4 L
  • Power 95 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 12.1 s
  • New Price €17,995
Saloon
€17,995
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 520 L
  • Engine Size 1.4 L
  • Power 95 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.5 s
  • New Price €17,995
Hatchback
€17,995
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 440 L
  • Engine Size 1.4 L
  • Power 95 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 12.1 s
  • New Price €17,995
Saloon
€18,495
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 520 L
  • Engine Size 1.2 L
  • Power 95 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.7 s
  • New Price €18,495
Saloon
€18,495
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 520 L
  • Engine Size 1.2 L
  • Power 95 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.7 s
  • New Price €18,495
Estate
€19,245
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 550 L
  • Engine Size 1.4 L
  • Power 95 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 12.3 s
  • New Price €19,245
Hatchback
€19,245
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 440 L
  • Engine Size 1.4 L
  • Power 120 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.6 s
  • New Price €19,245
Hatchback
€19,245
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 440 L
  • Engine Size 1.4 L
  • Power 95 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 12.1 s
  • New Price €19,245
Estate
€19,245
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 550 L
  • Engine Size 1.4 L
  • Power 95 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 12.3 s
  • New Price €19,245
Saloon
€19,245
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €390
  • Boot Capacity 520 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.2 s
  • New Price €19,245
Hatchback
€19,745
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 440 L
  • Engine Size 1.2 L
  • Power 95 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 12.0 s
  • New Price €19,745
Saloon
€19,745
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 520 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 120 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.7 s
  • New Price €19,745
Saloon
€19,745
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 520 L
  • Engine Size 1.2 L
  • Power 95 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.7 s
  • New Price €19,745
Hatchback
€19,745
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 440 L
  • Engine Size 1.2 L
  • Power 95 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 12.0 s
  • New Price €19,745
Estate
€20,495
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 550 L
  • Engine Size 1.4 L
  • Power 120 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.8 s
  • New Price €20,495
Estate
€20,495
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 550 L
  • Engine Size 1.4 L
  • Power 95 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 12.3 s
  • New Price €20,495
Hatchback
€20,495
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 440 L
  • Engine Size 1.4 L
  • Power 120 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.6 s
  • New Price €20,495
Hatchback
€20,495
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €390
  • Boot Capacity 440 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.5 s
  • New Price €20,495
Saloon
€20,495
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 520 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.2 s
  • New Price €20,495
Estate
€20,995
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 550 L
  • Engine Size 1.2 L
  • Power 95 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 12.3 s
  • New Price €20,995
Hatchback
€20,995
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 440 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 120 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.8 s
  • New Price €20,995
Hatchback
€20,995
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 440 L
  • Engine Size 1.2 L
  • Power 95 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 12.0 s
  • New Price €20,995
Saloon
€20,995
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 520 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 120 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.7 s
  • New Price €20,995
Estate
€20,995
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 550 L
  • Engine Size 1.2 L
  • Power 95 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 12.3 s
  • New Price €20,995
Estate
€21,745
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 550 L
  • Engine Size 1.4 L
  • Power 120 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.8 s
  • New Price €21,745
Estate
€21,745
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €390
  • Boot Capacity 550 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.7 s
  • New Price €21,745
Estate
€22,245
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 550 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 120 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.1 s
  • New Price €22,245
Estate
€22,245
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 550 L
  • Engine Size 1.2 L
  • Power 95 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 12.3 s
  • New Price €22,245
Hatchback
€22,245
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 440 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 120 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.8 s
  • New Price €22,245
Hatchback
€22,245
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 440 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 120 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.8 s
  • New Price €22,245
Hatchback
€22,245
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €390
  • Boot Capacity 440 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.5 s
  • New Price €22,245
Estate
€22,995
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €390
  • Boot Capacity 550 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.7 s
  • New Price €22,995
Estate
€23,495
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 550 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 120 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.1 s
  • New Price €23,495
Estate
€23,495
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 550 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 120 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.1 s
  • New Price €23,495
Hatchback
€23,495
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 440 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 120 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.8 s
  • New Price €23,495
Estate
€24,745
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 550 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 120 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.1 s
  • New Price €24,745