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
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.
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 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.
In this review
- 1Fiat Doblo reviewThe Fiat Doblo is a van-based MPV with lots of space that’s better to drive than you might expect
- 2Engines, performance and driveDon’t expect blistering pace but the Doblo’s diesels are up to the job and the drive is better than you’d think
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running Costs - currently readingFuel economy is nothing to write home about but the Doblo should be tough and otherwise cheap to run
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe Doblo feels built to last but it looks like a van and some of the passenger car creature comforts are missing
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceThere’s a lot of room in the Doblo, but it’s a shame so much of it is located above your head where it’s not as useful.
- 6Reliability and SafetyThe basic safety kit is standard and the Doblo should be reliable, if only because there’s little to go wrong.