50kW Tiny 1.0-litre three-cylinder makes some nice noises for an econobox, but it needs plenty of revs to make its best. Fortunately the lightweight Celerio body makes for respectable if not scintillating fun.
51kW Ancient 1.2-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder has decent torque and well-matched gear ratios. But it could do with more pizazz and spark, especially at the top of its rev range.
57kW Itís more about the value and price than driving excitement. The throbby three-pot 1.2 atmo makes the right noises, but thereís not much in the way of punch associated with it.
60kW Efficient and loaded with character, but the atmo triple is lacking when you want to get up it. Fortunately the 2008 is clever and spacious inside, making for a good-value small SUV.
62kW Just two cylinders work hard to produce 62kW, but itís the stout 145Nm that defines the Fiat 500ís 0.9-litre turbo. Economy looks good on paper but doesnít translate to the real world.