Fiat Ducato (2006–)

Last updated 14 June 2019

Tight turning circle, comfortable cabin with room for three, strong 2.3-litre diesel engine.
Noisy engines, disappointingly no ESP as standard until April 2013, gearbox failure quite common.
Updated 14 June 2019
New engines and nine-speed auto added to Ducato range

The Ducato has been updated for MY20 with a range of improved Euro6D engines, a nine-speed automatic transmission with torque converter, advanced ADAS driving assist systems and revised exterior. The...

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The long running Fiat Ducato series has a history reaching all the way back to 1981. In more recent years, the Ducato has been a joint collaboration between Fiat and its French partners, Citroen and Peugeot. This means the Ducato has most of the virtues and vices of the Relay and the Boxer.

However, the Ducato has one advantage over its French cousins with the range of Fiat engines used, which includes a strong 2.3-litre diesel in various power outputs and a very swift 3.0-litre diesel with 180PS.

The Ducato is a little more expensive to buy than some rivals but it’s also offered with an optional six-speed semi-automatic gearbox in place of the standard six-speed manual transmission. Fiat offers a wide range of different body shapes and sizes, as well as a long wheelbase model. There is further choice thanks to the Ducato being offered in minibus or chassis cab versions, with the later popular among motorhome manufacturers.

Drivers are keen on the Ducato for its high-set driving position and generous amounts of storage inside the cab that makes it a good working environment. Throw in good levels of equipment, generous maximum payloads and a tight turning circle and the Ducato is a solid workhorse of a van.

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