Sure, there are plenty of other contenders for your money, but if you just need a big, reliable car that does a good job, it's hard to beat this spacious Fiat. It’s an alternative to models such as the Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Rifter and, like them, the secret to both its relatively small price and huge practicality is that it’s based on a van – the Doblo Cargo. Find out how it drives and what features set the Fiat Doblo apart from its main rivals.

Our comprehensive reviews include detailed ratings on Price and Features, Design, Practicality, Engine, Fuel Consumption, Ownership, Driving & Safety. The Fiat Doblo was originally launched in 2000 but this second generation model turned up in 2009 and was facelifted in 2015. The Fiat Doblo was a good idea when it first launched and its sheer practicality means it's still a good idea now. Whether moving house or spending a weekend at the beach or in the mountains, the Fiat Doblò promises limitless fun: the roof bars can be customised using Mopar accessories according to your requirements, enabling you to carry whatever you need. Fiat also offers the Doblo Cargo as an Ecojet model, with improved fuel efficiency that adds start-stop, low-rolling-resistance tyres and aerodynamic aids …

Buying a van-based small MPV like Fiat's Doblo has always been more about sense than style but the improved version of this Italian five or seven-seat family-sized but still compact people carrier might surprise you with its sophistication.

Mind you, that much is probably very obvious from the pictures. Fiat Doblo Cargo review (2001-2010) Unlike some of Fiat's other vans (collaborative projects with Peugeot and Citroen) the Doblo Cargo is all Fiat's own work. Suits our needs and life style.

It is a very basic looking car, but excellent amount of space all round including head height. Had a few problems, mainly with the filters. Search & read all of our Fiat Doblo reviews by top motoring journalists. Overall verdict The Fiat Doblo is a very practical and affordable MPV. Competing against the Citroen Berlingo and Renault Kangoo, the Doblo has several features that make it worth taking seriously.

Noise is better than my mother's Peugeot and the Fiat sound system is good for a van derivative.