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- Unusual but fun looks
- Very practical
- Cheap to run
- Petrol engine is slow
- Interior isn’t great
- Not a lot of standard kit
The Fiat Qubo is a small MPV that is very practical, with a strong emphasis on practicality. The reviews aren't overly positive, but they generally agree it’s easy to drive, easy to keep clean, and cheap to buy.
Some don’t like the looks whilst others think it looks quite funky. If you're a fan of its appearance, then you’ll probably like the Qubo as it's a versatile family car.
You sit high and upright in the Qubo, which is probably what you’d expect given its commercial roots. The fact it's based on a van is not necessarily a bad thing though, with most testers remarking on the huge amount of room that it gives.
Owners will also appreciate the practical sliding rear-side doors, a feature makes a huge difference in everyday use – and removes stress by eliminating the possibility of your children opening the door into the side of another car!
The Qubo is nice to drive according to the reviewers, with one saying that it has a “supple ride with good roll stiffness” and another remarking that it was “nimble”.
One thought that it “fidgets” on rough roads but all said that it drove like a car rather than a van, which is good news if you’re thinking of swapping your hatchback for one!
There is a 1.3-litre diesel engine and a 1.4-litre petrol engine available, with most reviewers suggesting that the torquey and economical diesel engine suits the Qubo best.
Value for money
The Qubo is huge value for money. The initial purchase price is low, it has decent levels of equipment and its strong image should help resale values. It’s cheap to run and tax too.
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The Qubo is all about practicality, and to prove this there is a tough rubber floor that you can sweep and mop up dirt from with ease.
The purchase price and running costs are low, and the Qubo is hugely practical for a family of 4/5 people, while still being enjoyable to drive.
It’s not the fastest thing in the world, but it’s decently nimble and sprightly – and even “cool” and “funky” according to the experts!
- Price range:
- £11,545 - £15,475
- 42 - 68
- Date released:
- Replacement due:
- Not for a few years
- Engine naming:
- The MultiJet engines are diesel, the others are petrol
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Useful video review of the Fiat Qubo. Reporting on the practicality, comfort and what it's like to drive. Another great video from motors.co.uk.