Fiat Panda review

Category: City car

Section: Interior

Available fuel types:petrol
Available colours:
Fiat Panda Cross 2020
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  • Fiat Panda Cross 2020
  • Fiat Panda Cross 2020
  • Fiat Panda Cross 2020
  • Fiat Panda Cross 2020
RRP £10,335What Car? Target Price from£9,735

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Once you’re in the driver’s seat, the first thing you will notice is the ancient-looking driver display. Now, having analogue dials is no shame in this class. But the design, typography and general look of the Panda’s instrument binnacle, formed from hard, cheap-looking plastics, will have you wondering if Fiat had just discovered it on an archaeological dig. The small screen that shows the trip computer, meanwhile, looks like an homage to Ceefax.

The raised driving position provides a good view out, though, and the view rearwards is good thanks to a big rear window, while rear parking sensors are optional on all trims. A height-adjustable driver’s seat is standard, but the steering wheel adjusts only up and down, not in and out. The gear selector sits quite high up on the dashboard, placing it within very easy reach for the driver.

There’s no infotainment system, instead a smartphone holder is plonked on top of the dashboard with an AM/FM radio (DAB is an option on all trims) below, incorporating Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port and a socket to take an aux cable. It looks old and feels old, with hard plastics used for the buttons and a screen that echoes the out-dated look of the trip computer. Fortunately, you can opt for add-on trims that add a bit of colour to the dashboard, helping to brighten up an otherwise decidedly drab interior.

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