2016 Fiat 500

2016 Fiat 500
A small 2016 Fiat 500, made first entry in year 2012 with hatchback, adding 500C convertible,electric 500E and Abarth later on. 1.4 liter four cylinder produces 101 horsepower and 97 lb-ft of torque. Available in Pop, Easy and Lounge trims while hatchback is available only on Sport and retro-chic 1957 edition. Five speed manual transmission available in standard while six speed automatic transmission available as optional. Sunroof, pillars B and C remains same as it was in earlier versions.

Turbo 1.4 liter four cylinder engine is available which produces 135 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. You may think turbo gets you more power well its ok enough to drive 2600 pound Fiat with enough confidence on highway. Addons as automatic transmission($1350), Easy Collection 2 package($1200) includes SiriusXM satellite radio, premium audio system, auto dimming rearview mirror and automatic climate control. Dashboard been redesigned having Uconnect infotainment system, 5 inch touchscreen, volume and tune knobs. Easy trim level have six speaker Alpine audio, 15 inch aluminium wheels, premium cloth for seats, 7 inch digital gauge cluster. Fiat 500 looks fresh as was in debut, easy to park, Uconnect infotainment gets your vote.

Small cargo space and less rear seat area, slow even with four cylinder engine, six speed automatic is not able to solve problem. Fiat 500 despite being lower in price to the Beetle and Mini Cooper, it lacks to provide comfort other two provides. Fuel economy is at low side. If looks is not an issue, Ford Fiesta and Chevrolet Spark remains better option.

Starting Price Pop($17,990), Easy($18,740), Sport($18,895), Turbo($20,695), Lounge($21,390), 1957 Edition ($22,290), 500C Pop ($21,390), 500C Easy ($22,390), 500C Lounge ($25,490)
Vehicle Type 2 door coupe or convertible, front engine, front wheel drive
Engine -- SOHC 16-valve 1.4-liter inline-4, 101 hp, 97 lb-ft -- turbocharged, intercooled SOHC 16-valve 1.4-liter inline-4, 135 hp, 150 lb-ft
Transmission -- 5-speed manual -- 6-speed automatic, manual shifting mode
Wheelbase 90.6 in
Length 139.6-144.4 in
Width 64.1 in
Height 59.8 in
Curb weight 2400-2700 lb
Passenger volume 75 cu ft
Cargo volume 5-10 cu ft
0-60 mph 8.1 secs.
0-100 mph 23.1 secs.
Top speed 127 mph
Rolling start (5-60 mph) 9.2 secs.
Top gear(30-50 mph) 12 secs.
Top gear(50-70 mph) 9.3 secs.
Braking (70-0 mph) 181 ft
Fuel economy (city/highway) 24-31/32-40 mpg
C/D observed 25 mpg