Facts about Fiat 500 Car. The Fiat 500 is a small car by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles or FCA. The Fiat 500 Car is classified as a subcompact on the American market.
History about Fiat 500 Car
The first version of the Fiat 500 Car came out in 1957. The Fiat 500 Car was rolled out as a replacement for the Fiat Topolino. The Fiat 500 stopped production in 1975 before combing back in 2007. The one millionth Fiat 500 Car was manufactured in 2012. The Fiat 500 Car is made in Mexico by Fiat Chrysler using engines built in Michigan, per designs drawn up in Italy.
There is an electric Fiat 500e that came out in 2013. However, that car is mostly only available in California and Oregon to meet those states' zero emissions laws, lowering the overall fleet fuel efficiency to the levels required by state law to be allowed to sell vehicles in the state.
Design of the Fiat 500 Car
The basic model of the Fiat 500 Car is a front wheel drive car with a 1.4 liter 101 horsepower four cylinder engine. A manual transmission is standard. The cheapest trim line is the Fiat 500 Car Pop. The next trim line is the Fiat 500 Sport. The Fiat 500 Car Lounge is the mid-level trim line. There is also a Turbo trim line, which upgrades the car to a 1.4 liter 135 horsepower engine.
One of the higher trim lines of the Fiat 500 is the Abarth. In 2015, an automatic transmission option was added for the Turbo and Abarth trim lines.
There are coupe and convertible versions of the Fiat 500 Car on the market. The convertible version, called the Cabrio, only comes in the Pop, Lounge, and Abarth trim levels.
There is a trim level of the Fiat 500 Car called “Naked”, meaning it does not have all seven air bags available in the higher trim line. This trim line is not allowed to be sold in several countries, due to the decreased passenger safety.
Performance of the Fiat 500 Car
The base model of the Fiat 500 Car gets an estimated 31 miles per gallon in the city and 40 miles per gallon on the highway. The Turbo model gets 28 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway. The electric version of the Fiat 500E which has an 87 mile range and 108 miles per gallon equivalent.
The Fiat 500 Car has below average reliability according to JD Power and Associates.
Rivals of the Fiat 500 Car
Rivals to the Fiat 500 Car include the Mazda 3, Volkswagen Golf, Chevrolet Sonic, Honda Civic, Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus, Volkswagen Beetle, Hyundai Accent, Toyota Yaris, Honda Fit, and Mini Cooper.
For those who are looking at the Fiat 500 Cabrio convertible, the closest rival is the MINI Cooper S.
Fiat put out a 57th anniversary model year of the Fiat 500 Car in 2014. Fiat’s own corporate centennial was in 1999.
The Fiat 500 Car is a separate vehicle from the Fiat 500L crossover, which costs several thousand dollars more than the Fiat 500 Car.
There is a Fiat 600 or Fiat Seicento offered as a replacement to the Fiat 500 Car, primarily sold in Europe.
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