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.