Fiat Tipo (2016–)

What's good

Easy to drive.

Practical, spacious and sturdily constructed.

Economical diesel engines.

4 star Euro NCAP Rating (with safety pack). 82% adult protection, 60% child protection, 62% pedestrian protection, 57% safety assist.

What to watch out for

Petrol engines aren't very frugal.

Large load lip keeps the boot from being the most useful.

Seats don't fold totally flat.

Advanced safety tech is optional except on business-focused Elite trim.

Only 3 star Euro NCAP Rating (with standard equipment). 82% adult protection, 60% child protection, 62% pedestrian protection, 25% safety assist.

Recalls

23-06-2017: R/2017/164: DRIVER AIRBAG MAY FAIL TO DEPLOY. The driver’s airbag was manufactured with an incorrectly manufactured airbag inflator initiator that may not ignite when a deployment voltage is provided to the initiator. As a result, vehicles may experience a “non-deployment” of the driver airbag during a crash event warranting an airbag deployment, which could increase the risk of injury. Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected and replace the driver airbag unit (initiator included) with a quality assured unit. VINS: NM422500006E59422 to ZFA35600006F14457. Dates: 02-11-2016 to 27-04-2017.

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