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2019 Fiat Panda on test


Fiat Panda 2019

How often would you have to visit a zoo to see a panda? And if your kids insist they want to see a live panda while you’re stuck in the office, what would you do? Well, Fiat has a perfect solution for you.

At the beginning of 1980, Fiat presented the inexpensive solution for daily driving. It was the Panda that featured minimal features of the time, lower running costs and a competitive price. Well, it was something that was made to support all those car cravings, but with less money to spend.

That was the start of the first generation of Fiat Panda, which was never as cute as a real panda. It was just a fairy tale moniker, sporting a white exterior color with black skirts. Well, the first generation moved on until people got fed up. It was 2003 when the first generation ended. During those 23 years it received a few facelifts and many awards. And the most notable among them is the Italian Industrial Design Prize of 1981.

Then came the second generation who went on for 9 good years. And this generation offered some decent features that Panda customers kept. While the same car was used by the Italian army and the Polish police.

Well, the current generation is the third generation, which was presented in 2011. It was first presented during the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show and later launched. Well, there are many models in the range. And the Panda Pop serves as the opener in the series, priced at around $12,870.

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engine transmission hp torque
0.9 – 1.3L 5 and 6 – manual gearbox

5-speed automatic

59 – 84 hp 65 – 140 lbs – feet
0 – 62 MPH top speed body style MPG
13.9 sec 102km/h hatchback 33 city/ 36 highway


Bonnet of the Fiat Panda 2019

The Fiat Panda is available with a rather dramatic collection of powertrains. It is available with petrol, diesel, methane and LPG fuel types. Well, among its powertrain collections is the 1.0-liter twin-cylinder engine block that puts out 59 hp with 65 lb-ft of torque.

The next segment offers a 1.2L 4-cylinder 8-valve engine with the lowest power rating. It’s a gasoline powertrain available with 68 horses and 75 lb-ft of torque. The same engine is available even with the LPG configuration with no difference in performance.

The only diesel powertrain comes with the 1.3L 4-cylinder engine that produces 74 hp with 140 lb-ft of torque. Among the petrol variants, the 0.9 l two-cylinder turbocharged Dual Logic engine takes the first position. It comes with 77 healthy horses producing 74 lb-ft of torque. While the same engine block with the methane inside can produce 79 hp with 100 lb-ft of torque.

The most powerful among all Fiat Pandas is available with the 0.9L 2-cylinder turbo engine. And it’s capable of producing 84 horsepower with 107 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the 5- and 6-speed manual transmission is available with the base configuration models. While the 5-speed automatic is assigned to the group of naturally aspirated engines.

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Before that, you can count on the fuel economy of this car. It can give you up to 36mpg on the freeway. And the combined fuel consumption so measured was 34 mpg. In fact, it would save you a lot on the fuel budget.

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2019 Fiat Panda exterior

The Fiat Panda carries a fairly simple and static design. It looks like a mini MPV and even the Fiat pronounces it as MPV. It is actually a hatchback with a flat rear design. Also, the cosmetic inclusions are pretty common. As it has the halogen headlights, fog lights, body-colored exterior mirrors and the optional 15-inch alloy wheels. Well, that’s about all you can find on a panda.

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Interior of the Fiat Panda 2019

You get the distance for 5 in panda. The interior design isn’t very modern, but it’s fresh and cool. Sure, you’ll fight for space to sit, but there’s plenty of room for cargo. Even you have the option to fold the rear seats and store most of your monthly groceries or sports gear. In addition, there are many practical places in this car. Like the pencil holder, coin holder and tissue department. In addition, you can choose the color for the interior trim and seats, and opt for the available contrast choices.

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Characteristics of the Fiat Panda 2019

The Fiat Panda comes without a touchscreen infotainment system. Instead, connect your smartphone to the dashboard using either the USB cable or Bluetooth and turn it into an infotainment system. Well, the Panda has the Uconnect system that integrates with your smartphone and works as a touchscreen. You also get the stereo player with the radio options.

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Well, the better apps you have on your phone, the more fun you can have with them while driving the Fiat Panda. A cheapest and easiest solution!

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2019 Fiat Panda Security

The Panda gets airbags for the driver and front passenger. Two side and head airbags are also available. In addition to the standard seat belts, the ISOFIX seat belts are also added to protect your children. While the Panda features a reinforced steel structure that reduces the impact of collision. Active safety features include electronic stability control, hill start assist and an automatic braking system.

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The Fiat Panda gets a lot of competition. Especially on the European market, there are too many hatchbacks on the streets. Well, Hyundai’s i10 is the closest competitor for this car. It’s a hatchback-only but carries a limited choice of powertrains. While it receives similar security specifications.

The Fiat Panda is a good option for family drivers. It is cheap, easy to maintain and has low running costs.


Mackenzie Bostock
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