|Pricing||$15,500 - $23,500|
|Engines||1.4l I4, 1.4l I4 T|
|Fuel Economy||27-30 (city), 34-38 (highway)|
The Fiat 500 has a rich history not unlike that of the Volkswagen Beetle. The original was a small rear-engine car that Fiat produced for almost 20 years. The modern version was introduced in 2007 in Europe and 2011 in America. The diminutive four-passenger 500 is larger than a Smart ForTwo, but smaller than a Toyota Yaris. Fiat offers the 500 in three trim levels ranging in price from $16,000 to over $20,000 with options. All equip a fuel-efficient 1.4l four-cylinder engine driving the front wheels. The performance oriented 500 Abarth adds a turbocharger increasing the power output to 160-bhp. Weighing just 2500 pounds, the Abarth is sure to be a pocket rocket. The 500 is sold through a select number of Chrysler dealerships.
The US version of the Fiat 500 arrives for the 2012 model year. The 500 is a small front-wheel-drive car with seating for four passengers. In size, the 500 is smaller than vehicles like the Mazda Mazda2, Mini Cooper and Toyota Yaris, yet significantly larger than the Smart Fortwo. A 1.4l four-cylinder engine is standard on all models. Three trim levels are offered: Pop, Sport, and Lounge. The performance oriented 500 Abarth adds a turbocharger increasing the power output to 160-bhp.
|500 Pop||1.4l I4 (101-bhp)||M5||FWD||30/38/34||43||$15,500|
|500 Pop||1.4l I4 (101-bhp)||A6||FWD||27/34/30||43||$16,500|
|500 Sport||1.4l I4 (101-bhp)||M5||FWD||30/38/34||46||$17,500|
|500 Sport||1.4l I4 (101-bhp)||A6||FWD||27/34/30||46||$18,500|
|500 Lounge||1.4l I4 (101-bhp)||A6||FWD||27/34/30||43||$19,500|
|500 Abarth||1.4l I4 T (160-bhp)||M5||FWD||59||$22,000|
|500 Gucci||1.4l I4 (101-bhp)||A6||FWD||27/34/30||43||$23,500|