Fiat Doblo Review 2024

Fiat Doblo At A Glance


+Wide range of body choices, car-like handling, choice of engines, good spec

-Limited dealer network, entry-level diesel feels underpowered

If the Fiat Doblo looks instantly familiar, that’s because it’s essentially the same van as a number of its key rivals – the Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner, Vauxhall Combo and Toyota Proace City all share the same basic architecture. But is the Italian brand’s offering as convincing as the other vans in the sector? Read our Fiat Doblo review to find out.

Like the vans mentioned above, the Fiat has the same profile but a distinctive front-end treatment – indeed, it’s arguably more stylish than its sister vehicles thanks to the distinctive Fiat front-end treatment.

Otherwise, it’s more of the same and that’s not a bad thing, as together the compact vans are among the best on the market.

Indeed, the choice really comes down to which offers the best in terms of value-for-money and if you’re looking to buy a van as a small business then Fiat is less fleet-focused than some of its rivals, meaning you may be able to get a better deal.

The Fiat Doblo comes in three different body styles - L1 (short wheelbase), Maxi L2 (long wheelbase) and Crew Van, which is only available in L2 format.

There are three internal combustion engines, as well as an all-electric Fiat e-Doblo which we have reviewed separately.

Away from electric, you can opt for a 109PS turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol or two different variants of a 1.5-litre diesel, with either 99PS or 128PS. A six-speed manual gearbox is offered as standard with an eight-speed auto offered as an option on the more powerful diesel.

Prices are comparable with the Fiat Doblo’s sister models, but Fiat does tend to offer some enticing deals and finance packages, especially for small business users who may not be able to get the same level of support from Vauxhall, Peugeot or Citroen.

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