Fiat has always been at its most confident in the small car sector, so when it comes to mid-sized (by European standards) cars has often been, less sure.
The Stilo proves it still has some progress to create. The vehicle’s looks are relatively anodyne, so much so it lacks any flair whatsoever, and it is dynamics will also be under-inspiring.
An earlier lack of choice in the engine range harmed the model’s reception (now there is a 133PS 1.8 litre unit which makes life better) and also the addition from the Stilo Wagon (an estate version) towards the range has helped, however the overall impression is of the under-achieving model. Fiat can perform better than this.