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Fiat Doblò Camper: camping conversion review, dimensions & versions – could this be the best camping car?

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fiat doblo - Fiat Doblò Camper: camping conversion review, dimensions & versions - could this be the best camping car?

This is the definitive Fiat Doblo car camping review. Doblo camper information, dimensions, and gallery. All you need to know if you are looking for a good small camper van solution. Continue reading if you want to know:

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  • Doblo’s size & dimensions for car camping
  • Its comfort & driving rating
  • Various versions and their sizes
  • Seat configuration info
  • How the Doblo compares to other car camping / microcamper cars – our rating & overall cars table

Fiat Doblo Camper Review summary

I have chosen the Fiat Doblo Maxi (XL) High Roof for this review as it’s the most suitable car for camping – long, the tallest, flexible seat configuration, good mileage. All other versions are the same except smaller in size.

Fiat Doblo High Roof camper review

Lukas Cech – Nimblecamper.com

doblo combi maxi xl high roof - Fiat Doblò Camper: camping conversion review, dimensions & versions - could this be the best camping car?
Boot length 217cm
Boot height 150cm (high roof version)
Storage – awesome
Comfort (interior)
Comfort (driving)
Consumption

Summary

If you’re thinking Fiat Doblo for camping, then think of the Maxi XL High Roof version. It is the tallest MPV out there – overtakes the leading VW Caddy by a whopping 25cm, giving you much more headroom or storage space (actually both!).
It’s about 8cm shorter than the Caddy, but still one of the longest cars out there with 217cm boot length. The rear seats can be folded (backrests) or lifted up & tilted forward, or easily removed – even more flexibility (see how in this video).
Combined with good consumption, the Fiat Doblo Maxi High Roof makes an amazing camping car.
See how Fiat doblo stacks up against our 30+ cars for car camping table.

4.3
  • Car type: MPV/Minivan
  • Make: Fiat
  • Folded seats boot length (cm): 157 (182 with middle seats removed) & Maxi 217 with middle seats removed
  • Boot height (cm): 125 & 150 High roof version
  • Boot width (cm): 126
  • avg MPG (UK): 46
  • avg l/100km consumption: 6.2
  • EURO NCAP safety rating (2017)3/5
  • ADAC Rating (lower = better) – 2.6/5

There are various 2021 Fiat Doblò versions and sizes:

  • Cargo (2 seats panel van)
    • Standard short wheel base (SWB)
    • MAXI
    • High Roof SWB
    • High Roof XL
  • Combi (5 seater MPV)
    • SWB
    • MAXI
    • XL (High roof SWB)

2010 – 2020 Fiat Doblo versions + dimensions:

These are for the Cargo (Van version) but should be close enough. The passenger version doesn’t have a bulkhead, so should have more boot length when you push the front seats forward. The width will be shorter in the passenger version – I’ve indicated this in the table from what I could find.

Fiat Doblo Cargo Exterior dimensions

SWB
Maxi (LWB)
High roof (SWB)
High roof XL (LWB)
Exterior length (mm)
4406
4756
4406
4756
Exterior height (mm)
1845
1880
2125
2125
Exterior width (mm)
1832
1832
1832
1832
Wheelbase (mm)
2755
3105
2755
3105

Fiat Doblo Cargo Interior dimensions

SWB
Maxi (LWB)
High roof (SWB)
High roof XL (LWB)
Boot length (mm)
1820
2170
1820
2170
Boot height (mm)
1305 (1250 passenger)
1305 (1250 passenger)
1550 (1495 passenger)
1550 (1495 passenger)
Boot max width (mm)
1714 (1261 passenger)
1714 (1261 passenger)
1714 (1261 passenger)
1714 (1261 passenger)
Wheelbase (mm)
2755
3105
2755
3105

Best Doblo version for camping? The Combi Maxi XL (LWB – high roof [top])

It’s the longest and most of all tallest of all the MPVs – giving you an additional 25cm of headroom!! Beats the Caddy Maxi or NV200 who were some of the longest and tallest – not anymore :). The rear seats can be folded (backrests) or lifted up & tilted forward, or easily removed – even more flexibility (see how in this video).

As you can see in the photos – aside from having lots more headroom, you can utilize the space for storage too. You can lift the bed higher and gain good storage underneath, whilst still having enough room to sit and move around.

If your main criteria for a small camper are its size (or low consumption), then Fiat Doblo XL High Roof should be your choice. It’s the tallest + very long (not the longest, Caddy Maxi beats it by 8cm – 225 vs 217 cm boot length).

Doblo camper conversion images by excelvwcampervans.co.uk

One thing to pay attention to is what rear door you’re getting – it comes with a tailgate or a barn door, which isn’t as good for camping as a tailgate (no automatic roof, gets in the way when walking around the car).

I bought a VW Sharan in 2020 – but if I knew about a Fiat Doblo Maxi High roof, I would probably be driving and camping in that one now!

Fiat Doblo dimensions diagram:

Fiat Doblo Maxi video walkthrough

Hey – it fits a pallet – sideways! 😀

Here’s one more showing seat configuration and manipulation

Fiat Doblo Cargo & Combi official brochures

With exterior and interior dimensions, trim options, version comparison, consumption and much more.

General brochure – all sizes and versions (Doblo Cargo & Combi):

Technical specification brochure:

27.5″ E-ST 100 ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN BIKE

4.3/5 stars

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PORTABLE CHEMICAL TOILETS FOR CAMPING – 20L

4.2/5 stars
– Clean water tank up to 50 uses – tank capacity: 16 litres – a seat with antibacterial coating, a lid and a tank that prevents odours and mould

portable toilet £89.99 – BUY NOW
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27.5″ MOUNTAIN BIKE ST 540

4.3/5 stars

mountain bike £479.99 – BUY NOW
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SUP? Paddle for the entire family (max load 320kg)

Inflatable paddle board for any weight: less than 60 kg: ultra-stable board – 60 to 80 kg : very stable board – over 80 kg: ideal board for easily starting out

stand up paddle sup BUY NOW
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