Now dont be fooled by the outer appearance of the Avventura and think of it as an actual off road capable crossover or a mini SUV. It is only a beefed up Punto. While there is nothing wrong with the Punto, it just oesnt perform as it is expected to. And the same continues with Avventura as well. The engines are good - 1.4L petrol and 1.3L diesel with power output of 89bhp and 93 bhp respectively. But this power does not translate onto the actual performance. It still feels sluggish and pulls lazily when accelerated. The torque is what works in its favor though.
As usual, the ride and handling is really good, as with any Fiat car. The interiors are more or less Punto like, and the dual upholstery is a nice touch. However the plastic quality is cheap and the interiors seem kind of dull. The rear tailgate is a pain to operate and access the bootspace. The space inside is juts about ok but feels a little hemmed in especially with the increases ground clearance. From the outside it does look a bit attractive though.
Mileage is decent with a rating of 12kmpl for the petrol and 17kmpl for the diesel.
If you are a Fiat enthusiast, then go for it. I'd personally prefer the upcoming Fiat Punto Abarth, the performace verison of the Punto with an 114bhp output and torque of 207Nm.