Economy: 64.2, CO2/road tax: 115g/km/£30
Along with its Citroen Nemo and Peugeot Bipper Tepee stablemates, the Fiat is one of the most economical supermini-MPVs around. Yet just because it’s frugal, it doesn’t scrimp on space. With a 330-litre boot that can expand to 2,500 litres, sliding rear doors and a huge cabin, the quirky Qubo is as practical as it is characterful.
Its smooth 1.3-litre Multijet engine is a peach, and while performance is leisurely, the unit promises 64.2mpg combined. We achieved 58.5mpg on a trip from London to Newcastle. The mid-range Active is affordable and includes Bluetooth and a USB input, but air-con is £510 extra.
In this review
- 1IntroductionA big car means big bills, right? Not if you pick one of these versatile MPVs that manage to combine penny-pinching economy with huge practicality
- 2Vauxhall MerivaEconomy: 62.8mpg, CO2/road tax: 119g/km/£30
- 3Fiat Qubo - currently readingEconomy: 64.2, CO2/road tax: 115g/km/£30
- 4Volkswagen TouranEconomy: 61.4mpg, CO2: 121g/km, Road tax: £90