Critics value the Fiat Grande Punto as an vast improvement compared to earlier Punto generations in terms of quality and reliability.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
The Grande Punto appears in Need for Speed: Most Wanted and can be purchased for $27,000 from the beginning of game.
It has precise handling and can be competitive against stronger vehicles by extensive upgrading but has a somewhat low top speed during a later progress in the career mode.
Due to its small size, it can pull off quick manoeuvres with the use of Speedbreaker in pursuits although its size and mass mean that it is insufficient for ramming police vehicles. It can only go around roadblocks as ramming them head on will bring the car to a halt.
- The Grande Punto in Need for Speed: Most Wanted comes with non-factory OZ wheels as standard despite the stock wheels having a 4 hole pattern.
- This is the only vehicle produced by Fiat to appear in a Need for Speed game.
- The second bodykit option for this car is similar to the Fiat Punto S2000.
- During a pursuit, dispatch will refer to the Grande Punto as a sports car.