Facts about Fiat 500c Car. The Fiat 500c is a convertible subcompact car by Fiat. The Fiat 500c is a convertible version of the Fiat 500.
History about the Fiat 500c Car
The first version of the Fiat 500 came out in 1957, replacing the Topolino it discontinued in 1955. The Fiat 500 ended up off the American market for a quarter century before coming back in 2012. The Fiat 500c Car had a redesign in 2012. Fiat put out a 57th edition commemorative version of the car in 2014.
Design of the Fiat 500c Car
The Fiat 500c Car is available in both automatic and manual transmissions. The Fiat 500c Car has front wheel drive and a 1.4 liter engine. The basic model of the car has a 101 horsepower and a four cylinder engine. A higher power 135 horsepower engine is available in higher configurations.
The Fiat 500c Car has an engine made in Michigan, designed in Italy, and assembled in Mexico.
The Fiat 500c Car has more amenities than other subcompact cars, such as heated leather seats and rear parking sensors. As of 2015, the Fiat 500c Car came in fifteen exterior colors.
The Fiat 500c Car comes in three trim levels: pop, lounge, and Gucci. The hatchback version of the Fiat 500 has an extra “sport” trim level.
The basic trim level has an AM/FM radio, auxiliary input jack, an electronic vehicle information center, hands free communication system, tire pressure monitoring, speed control, parking assist system, electronic stability control, and seven air bags. The higher end “Lounge” configuration adds fog lamps, Sirius XM satellite radio, and a Beats audio system.
The Gucci trim line came out in 2012 and was made in 2013 but discontinued after that time. You can now only find it as a used vehicle.
Performance of the Fiat 500c Car
The EPA says the base model gets 31 miles per gallon in the city and 40 on the highway. The basic configuration with the higher power engine available for this car gets 28 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway. The Fiat 500c Car goes zero to sixty in just over eight seconds if you have the higher power “turbo” engine. The Fiat 500c gets similar fuel economy to the Mini Cooper.
The Fiat 500c Car was rated as having below average reliability per JD Power and Associates in 2015.
There were no recalls for the Fiat 500c Car as of 2015 from the NHTSA. The Fiat 500c Car was not included in the Takata air bag recall.
The Fiat 500c Car is the cheapest Italian car on the market.
Rivals of the Fiat 500c Car
Rivals to the Fiat 500c Car include the Chevrolet Sonic, Mazda 2, Mitsubishi Mirage, Mini Cooper, Toyota Yaris, Chevy Spark, Volkswagen Golf, Hyundai Accent, Ford Fiesta, Scion iQ, and Honda Fit. The related Fiat 500L is a somewhat larger compact car also made by FCA.
Trivia about Fiat 500c Car
The Fiat Abarth is sometimes considered a separate car from the Fiat 500c Car, though it is a configuration of the Fiat 500c Car.
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