Practical consumption Fiat Punto: many drivers, many engines, which is the most economical?

With 0.9 TwinAir, many 1.4s and an economy diesel

Fiat Punto Twinair Turbo 100 ER

The last Fiat Punto was on the market from 2006 to 2019. He came up with different names. What started as Grande Punto evolved into Punto Evo and ended up as, yes, Punto. With the names, engines also came and went. From the traditional 1.2 four-cylinder to the two-cylinder TwinAir, but also the 1.4 T-Jet and diesel 1.3 MultiJet. This article provides an overview of a number of common power sources and their associated fuel consumption.

How economical are the 1.4s?

The Punto came with no fewer than four 1.4 variants. We pick out the most common ones. First, the ‘normal’ eight-valve with 77 hp, which achieves an average of 1 in 14.4 (7 l/100 km). A positive outlier is a driver who recorded 1 in 16.2 (6.2 l/100 km) after a distance of almost 25,000 kilometers. The unfavorable value was achieved over a comparable distance, but at 1 in 13.1 (7.7 l/100 km) the difference between the high and low values ​​is quite small.

The difference with the turbocharged 1.4 16v T-Jet, with 120 hp (it was also available with 95 hp) also remains limited. With this spicy rascal, owners achieve an average of 1 in 13.6 (7.4 l/100 km). The best value is an average of 1 in 16 (6.3 l/100 km) over a distance of more than 34,000 kilometers, but 1 in 12 (8 l/100 km) over the same distance is also possible. You do not have to leave this turbo engine for consumption. The naturally aspirated 1.4 16v is not much more economical at 1:13.8 (7.2 l/100 km).

And the Punto TwinAir?

Fiat’s famous two-cylinder TwinAir engine has been discussed more often in this section. In 2012 he nestled under the hood to stay there until the end. The image of this engine is variable. With the Fiat 500 we already discovered that the average score is 1 in 16.9 (6 l/100 km). Not really bad, but you can’t help but expect better from such a consumption-oriented engine in a compact body.

The figures for the larger Punto TwinAir look less favorable. We put the turbo variants with 85 and 100 hp together, and read a consumption average of 1 in 15.8 (6.3 l/100 km). The best consumption is 1 in 18.2 (5.5 l/100 km), the worst value after a significant distance is 1 in 14.4 (6.9 l/100 km). If only that crazy TwinAir does a nice job better than the old 1.4’s.

Consumption Fiat Punto with 1.3 MultiJet economy diesel

Finally, there is the Fiat Punto MultiJet diesel, which was eligible for reduced additional tax for some time. It was also exempt from motor vehicle tax for a number of years. The average consumption of ‘our’ 88 drivers is 1 in 21 (4.76 l/100 km), where you can decide for yourself whether those discounts and exemptions were justified.

The bandwidth is, as expected, large. On the positive side of our Excel file, we see quite a few drivers scoring better than 1 in 23 (4.3 l/100 km), while the least impressive values ​​are just below 1 in 17 (5.9 l/100 km). The most uneconomical driver who kept track of consumption for a little longer drove an average of 1 in 18.3 (5.5 l/100 km).

Let’s end on a positive note with the most economical diesel engine. He drove an average of 1 in 29.5 (3.39 l/100 km) for more than 200,000 kilometers, a great achievement by this conscious driver. One of the least favorable refuelings of this driver is still very economical at 1 in 25 (4 l/100 km), yet he feels compelled to explain this value. ‘My wife was late, so unfortunately I drove fast to be on time.’ We love it.

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