Fiat Doblò camper (High Roof)

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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.

NimbleCamper rating: 4.3/5

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Key information

Body type

Make

Boot height (cm)

150

Boot length (cm)

217

Boot width [wheel arches] (cm)

126

Comfort rating

Consumption l/100km

6.2

Consumption MPG (UK)

46

Consumption MPG (US)

38

Engine type

NimbleCamper rating (out of max 5)

Average used price, GBP (2015)

8563

Boot door type

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Available in

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  • 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
  • EURO NCAP safety rating (2017)3/5
  • ADAC Rating (lower = better) – 2.6/5

Standard rating (not focused on car camping):

Whatcar.com rating: 3/5 • Autocar.co.uk rating: 4/5 • Carbuyer.co.uk rating: 3/5
Average rating: 3.3/5

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See how Fiat doblo stacks up against our 30+ cars for car camping table.

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).

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).

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    Lukas

    NimbleCamper rating: 4.3/5

    NimbleCamper rating: 4.3/5 - It's one of the biggest MPVs you can find, especially the High Roof version. Look for the tailgate version (not barn doors). Lower comfort rating, but the size and consumption makes up for it.

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  • Average used price, GBP (2015) – I use Carsite.co.uk‘s price aggregates from 2015 (or the nearest possible year if not available), or, if not found, from autoscout24.com. For new cars, I specify the closest possible match (i.e. if released this year, it’s the new price, if released two years ago, it’s the 2-years old price etc). It’s here to give you a benchmark comparison (- a like for like, an apple with an apple) of the value of each car and for filtering purposes. It’s not meant to be used as an accurate estimate of used car value – it is updated once a year, so make sure you know what the car should cost at the time of purchase if you decide to buy one.
  • Boot dimensions – taken from various sources across the web, starting with official, supplemented with other reliable websites (like ridc.org.uk), supplemented by user-generated content – images of measurements from forums or social networks. It’s also used for filtering, comparison and to give you a good idea of the car’s suitability for camping.
  • Comfort rating – a benchmark used to simplify the car’s comfort & driving score based on equipment, furnishings, handling, safety, and costs ratings from external sources like whatcar.com, carwow.co.uk, autocar.co.uk etc. It gives you an indication of whether the car will drive and feel like a van (low rating) or offer better interior & handling (higher rating). A simple van-like car, for example, a Renault Kangoo is 0.5, a well equipped and comfortable car like a Ford S-Max is a 2. No hard math behind it, just an indicator, f.e. 0.5= basic car that does the job, 1.5 = hey, that’s nice to have!, 2 = oooh, comfyyyy.
  • Consumption – I take the average 2017 consumption or closest match from Fuelly.com, or if none is available, from other sources like honestjohn.co.uk. If there are not enough cars for a single year, an average for several years is calculated.
  • NimbleCamper rating – a weighted score of boot length (45% weight), boot height (40%), consumption (10%) and comfort (5%). The logic of weighing length & height higher than consumption and comfort is – headroom is important when you sleep in the back of the car, so is the length. A comfy ride is a factor, but you can sleep in a big car that’s not that comfy, however, it’s much harder to camp/sleep in a comfy car that’s too small. Read more about the NimbleCamper rating and criteria here.
    • a note for EVs (electric vehicles) – for consumption, I am using the Fuel Equivalent Consumption estimate by ev-database.org. It is usually much lower than combustion engines, giving EVs an advantage – which I think is fair. They do have a small disadvantage in terms of having to plan your trips around charging stations + longer waiting time, but that will get better over time. More charging stations, faster chargers and better batteries. Therefore I am not adjusting the calculation for EVs in any way.
  • EV stats – taken from ev-database.org
  • NGC rating – The NGC Rating expresses a vehicle’s environmental impact as a score ranging from 0 for the greenest vehicles to 100+ for the most polluting, taken from nextgreencar.com
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