Thursday 18 July 2024

VIDEO – Abarth 595 Competizione Review | 3 Good 3 Bad

Read the Abarth 595 Competizione review in full

Abarth 595 1.4 T-Jet Competizione
  • Exterior Styling
  • Interior Finish
  • Engine / Performance
  • Ride / Handling
  • Economy
  • Practicality
  • Equipment
  • Value For Money


There are many variants of the Abarth 500/595/695. This one, the 595 Competizione is a ‘proper’ Abarth. By that we mean aggressive, loud and a little bit bonkers. 180PS in a car this size is more than enough to give serious hot hatch performance. But the downside of a car this size is, well, size. Interior space is limited. Hot hatchbacks are supposed to be practical, and the lack of interior space in the 595 is, potentially, a deal breaker.

Facts and Figures

Engine 1.4-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol
Max power 180PS at 5,500rpm
Max torque 250Nm at 3,000rpm
Drivetrain 5-speed manual transmission, front-wheel drive
0-62mph 6.7 seconds
Top speed 140mph
Fuel tank size 35 litres
Fuel consumption 36.7 mpg combined, WLTP
CO2 emissions 155 g/km NEDC equivalent
Kerb weight 1,070kg
Towing capacity 800kg braked / 400kg unbraked
Luggage capacity 185 litres
NCAP rating 3 stars
Base price £21,985
Price as tested £23,385
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