Fiat is back and here to prove that small cars have a definite place in American hearts. Fiat is one of the oldest car manufacturers that date back to 1899. The Fabricca Italiana Automobili Torrino was well-known for their race cars back in the early 1910’s and continues to provide small cars for the European market.
America is given a taste of this unique approach to cars through the Fiat 500. The 500 has a long and cherished history in Italy. It gave Italians a cheap and reliable mode of transportation after the war and has since remained a symbolism of Italy’s long standing love-affair with small cars.
The new Fiat 500 is shorter than the equally fun Mini cooper, but it is actually a bit taller by a few inches. The Fiat 500 is equipped with a small but torque-rich 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that is paired with a five-speed manual transmission and has the option of a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic. As small as the engine may be, the Fiat 500 is a small and lightweight car, hence resulting in an inspired performance along with a respectable 33mpg.
The Fiat 500 only has two doors but still manages to provide moderate levels of headroom and legroom for the rear seat passengers. Ditto for the front passengers as the cozy interior is quite comfortable. Standard features of the Fiat 500 POP trim include seven (7) standard airbags, 15-inch steel wheels, full power accessories and air conditioning. Prices start at around $15,500 for the base model of the POP Fiat 500.
The SPORT model starts at $17,500 and includes a sport-tuned suspension along with recalibrating steering and exhaust components to further enhance the sporty nature of the car. The SPORT includes 16-inch alloy wheels with a roof spoiler, fog lamps, and sports seats.
The Fiat 500 in LOUNGE trim includes fog lamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio buttons, a fixed glass roof and a Bose audio system. Prices for the Fiat 500 LOUNGE start at $19,500.
The Fiat 500 is also offered in a convertible version in the classic Italian sort of way-the roof is actually a fold power cloth top that further enhances the driving nature of the 500. Dubbed the Fiat 500c, it is available in POP and LOUNGE trims with prices starting around $19,500.
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