VIDEO – Fiat Tipo S-Design Review | 3 Good 3 Bad

Read the Tipo S-Design review in full

Fiat Tipo 1.4 T-Jet S-Design
  • Exterior Styling
  • Interior Finish
  • Engine / Performance
  • Ride / Handling
  • Economy
  • Practicality
  • Equipment
  • Value For Money


Sitting at the budget end of the family hatchback market, the Fiat Tipo brings a surprising sense of style in S-Design trim. Inside, questionable materials and a monotonous colour scheme spoil the party. The 1.4-litre turbocharged T-Jet engine lacks both performance and economy: we expect the Multijet diesel to be more popular. Equipment levels are good, but a lack of more modern technology makes the Tipo feel behind the times. It’s cheap to buy, but we’d be concerned about total cost of ownership: notably depreciation.

Facts and Figures

Engine 1.4-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol
Max power 120PS at 5,000rpm
Max torque 215Nm at 2,500rpm
Drivetrain 6-speed manual transmission, front-wheel drive
0-62mph 9.9 seconds
Top speed 124mph
Fuel tank size 50 litres
Fuel consumption 34.9 mpg combined, WLTP
CO2 emissions 160 g/km NEDC equivalent
Kerb weight 1,350kg
Towing capacity 1,200kg braked / 500kg unbraked
Luggage capacity 440 litres
NCAP rating 3 stars / 4 stars **
Base price £18,875
Price as tested £19,675
Company website www.fiat.co.uk/tipo/tipo-hatchback

** With the optional Safety Plus Pack, which includes Autonomous Emergency Braking

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