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Panda 4x4 Running Costs

Fiat Panda 4x4 MPG Figures - Find out how the Fiat panda fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, and running costs actually compare to your car's driving results.

The small 4-wheel drive hatchback has been described as a 'Panda like no other' but do their engine options reflect the same standout qualities?

Fiat Panda 4x4 MPG

All would-be purchasers of this nifty light off-roader are faced with a simple choice between one of only two engines available for this model - the 1.3 MultiJet II 16v diesel (combined fuel consumption* of up to 64.2mpg) or the 875cc Turbo TwinAir engine.

Both come with the 'Start & Stop' system as standard and Fiat are proud to boast their eco-friendly and highly efficient results for economical driving.

Fiat Panda 4x4 Fuel Consumption

You may wonder how the off-road modifications affect the car's fuel economy? Fiat insist that the new Panda 4x4 TwinAir engine offers more efficiency than either of its closest rivals, those being the Dacia Duster and the budget light off-roader Suzuki Swift 4x4.

In their defence, 114g/km of Carbon emissions is, without doubt, significantly less expensive to tax. You could also argue that 18,000-mile service interval periods mean the Panda 4x4 is also cheaper to run, all other things being equal.

In spite of these impressive claims by Fiat, the petrol-driven engine does have some limitations.

The vast majority of forum discussions, not to mention road tests carried out by professionals, appear to devalue the official predicted fuel consumption figures.

The claim of a combined economy of 57.6 miles per gallon for the TwinAir petrol model seems unrealistic (at best) and possibly unattainable in actuality.

The general consensus of opinion among Panda 4x4 drivers suggest a run yield nearer to 45mpg. Most car experts put the day-to-day average consumption rate around 40mpg - which is a fuel economy figure far from exceptional.

These higher fuel consumption figures should be easier to attain from the diesel versions. There is also a similarly styled 'Panda Trekking' range which loses the costly 4x4 system and the limited-slip differential, if you're on a tighter budget.

Nevertheless, it has to be said that this version is better suited to drier countries where muddy wet or slippery road traction is not such an important feature.

Panda 4x4 Low Running Costs with Low Purchase Price

Perhaps Fiat have performed a little intuitive magic by combining the affordable running costs of a low purchase price with an equally low insurance rating.

If you add into the whole equation, the car's relatively impressive fuel economy, it makes the Fiat Panda 4x4 seem to be an inexpensive all-terrain car to run.

It clearly performs a dual role for most city dwellers. It's a bargain supermini hatchback and micro off-roader nicely rolled into one package.

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