Fiat Qubo (2009 -) Review

Review by Simon Harris on
3.5
The Fiat Qubo is a small people carrier that majors on practicality and family-friendly features. It's hard to disguise the fact that it's based on a van - in this case the Fiat Fiorino, but unlike older commercial-vehicle based cars, the Qubo is actually pretty sophisticated and refined.

Fiat Qubo (09 on)
Huge practicality in a small package, cheap to run, sliding rear doors, funky image
Looks very much like a van still, sluggish engines, fidgets on rough roads

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£13,065 - £17,070

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Used price range:

£1,415 - £12,435

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

The Fiat Qubo is a small people carrier that majors on practicality and family-friendly features. It's hard to disguise the fact that it's based on a van - in this case the Fiat Fiorino, but unlike older commercial-vehicle based cars, the Qubo is actually pretty sophisticated and refined. It has car-like driving characteristics, which is good news for someone used to driving a small hatchback and the interior is neatly finished with quality materials and a good driving position.

Add in a plenty of rear passenger room plus a useful boot and the Qubo makes a good small family car. It also has low running costs thanks to economical engines, while the diesel is cheap to tax.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

3 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying new

3 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Great fuel economy & £20 pa road tax - Massive boot space - flexible too with rear seats which split & fold/roll down or can be removed completely - sliding rear doors & flick-open rear windows which...  

5 out of 5

Ceri Hughes ,   25 Apr 2015    ... read more

 Space, and ease of acces is amazing. Admittedly moving from a two door coupe to a five door van is going to be noticable,.  

4 out of 5

David Strafford ,   03 Oct 2014    ... read more

 Lots and lots of space in a car which by its dimensions is compact. High driving position and easy to drive.  

4 out of 5

Dave Mahe ,   01 Apr 2013    ... read more

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