Fiat Doblo review - MPG, CO2 and Running Costs

Fuel economy is nothing to write home about but the Doblo should be tough and otherwise cheap to run

Overall Auto Express Rating

3.0 out of 5

MPG, CO2 and Running Costs Rating

3.5 out of 5

Representative Example - Personal Contract Purchase: Cash Price £10,000.00, Deposit £1500.00, borrowing £8,500.00 over 4 years at 7.4% Representative APR (fixed). 47 monthly payments of £132.04 followed by a final payment of £4127.50. Total cost of credit £1833.38. Total amount payable £11,833.38. Based on 8,000 miles per annum. Excess mileage charges apply if exceeded. Finance subject to status 18+ only.

Fuel economy is another reason not to entertain the entry-level petrol version of the Fiat Doblo. It’s 39.2mpg combined cycle economy is well down on the 54.3mpg achieved by the 94bhp and 118bhp Multijet diesels. The Dualogic automatic gearbox helps the Doblo to its best fuel economy of 56.5mpg and you can improve all of these figures further with the EcoPack and Start&Stop, which is found on Easy models and above. 

Insurance groups

The Doblo should be cheap to insure with insurance groups that range from 6E on the 1.4-litre petrol models to 12 for the 1.6-litre Multijet 120 diesel models. The Citroen Berlingo Multispace is a little more costly with groups in the 12E to 15E ballpark. 

Depreciation

Depreciation is not a strong suit of the Doblo or any van-based MPV for that matter with used demand for these overwhelmingly functional vehicles best described as limited. The best retained value you’ll get on a Doblo that’s done around 36,000 miles over three years is around 39% and that will be one of the cheaper 1.4-litre petrols. That figure will drop closer to 35% if you opt for a Trekking version with Multijet 120 diesel and 7-seat Family Pack. 

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