The 2017 Fiat Ducato is one of the most generous commercial vehicles from the carmaker obtainable for the European market. The minivan has been the best-selling car in its class since introduced in 1981. This model is well-known in the class just like the Ford Transit. The Ducato share the same base with the Peugeot J5, Alfa Romeo AR6, Citroen C25, Citroen Jumper, Talbot Express, Peugeot Boxer, and Ram ProMaster for the U.S. marketplace. The Ducato can be acquired by spending $40,000 for the base model to $55,000.
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2017 Fiat Ducato Interior
Compared to models of the same class from Volkswagen, Mercedes, and Ford, the inside of 2017 Fiat Ducato looks and feels substandard. On the inside from the doors, there are a bit weak plastics including the tablet or smartphone holder mounted on the dashboard. Some of the interior panels rattles and attached poorly. Yet, the 2017 Fiat Ducato offers plenty of storage space such as a lot of cubbyholes, a large glovebox, and deep pockets beneath seat storage and door. Touchscreen infotainment looks classy and functions well but it seems fragile for the piano black trimming. The seat is comfortable enough though it needs much more side support. Seat adjustment is absent so it could be difficult for very tall drivers to find good position.
2017 Fiat Ducato Drivetrain Specs
The previous 2.3-liter Multijet II diesel engine is carried over to the new model similar to the Peugeot Boxer and Citroen Relay. This mill is excellent and smooth generating 130 bhp and 320Nm of peak torque. The engine is really silent even on the high rev range unlike the Relay and Boxer’s similar 2.2-liter engine. Highest trim level get a refined 3.0-liter engine boasting 177bhp ideal for those regularly bring weighty cargos. The 2.3-liter engines can bring 148bhp and 130bhp. 2017 Fiat Ducato comes with the Comfort-Matic auto functions for those prefer high-torque setup.