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Fiat 500

Price $22,495 – $32,495
Fuel consumption 7.0 – 8.4 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 65%(view ratings)
The little Fiat hatchback or cabriolet should soon be completely redesigned. In 2018 it offers a new 165-horsepower turbo engine and the choice between a manual and an automatic transmission, while the 500 Abarth version comes with 157 to 160 horsepower. A Uconnect infotainment system with a five-inch screen is standard, as is Bluetooth connectivity, while a navigation system and a sunroof are available on the options list.

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Test Drives2016 Fiat 500 1957 Edition: a Touch of Retro
Retro has been making a comeback in fashion, photography and food, so why not cars? As a tribute to the original Nuova Cinquecento built in 1957, Fiat is offering up its own retro version of the Fiat 500 city car and calling it the “1957 Edition.” A lot of what's …
BlogThe Fiat Lineup And Its Fate
In today’s world, if an automaker wants to survive, it needs to appeal to as many customers as possible. Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Bentley—they’ve all stepped up production in an attempt to stay afloat. The same is true for less elitist brands, too. Hyundai and Kia, for example, now make cars …
BlogBest Buys for 2014: City Cars
Good things come in small packages, even very small packages. Made for agile maneuvering in crowded cities and squeezing into tight parking spaces, miniature cars are not for everyone. In fact, the decision to buy one often comes more from the heart than the head—because they’re just so much fun.
Test Drives2012 Fiat 500: Fix it again, Tony?
When I was a child, I remember going to a junkyard with my father and seeing the burned out carcass of a Fiat 500 heaped upon a pile of similarly decommissioned vehicles. As a vehicle that I'd yet to see in any other condition, I eagerly went home and flipped …
First Drives2012 Scion iQ: The Scion in Winter
One of the first questions people ask me about small cars is, “How does this vehicle handle in winter?” They already know that the car isn’t terribly roomy, that its performances are respectable at best given the modest engine power, and that its fuel consumption is very economical. But for …

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NewsFiat 500 to be Axed from North American Lineup
FCA has announced that the Fiat brand will stop selling the current-generation 500 in all of North America starting in 2020. Executives at the company say that the remaining stocks will allow the model to continue until the middle of next year approximately. The Fiat 500e, which is an electric …
News2018 Fiat 500 Gets Turbocharged
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has just released information on the 2018 edition of their Fiat 500 minicar. We were expecting major changes, a redesign perhaps, but for now, the most significant news is an engine swap. For the North-American market, gone is the 101-horsepower, naturally aspirated 1.4-litre four cylinder, replaced by …
NewsThe 2017 Fiat 500 Gets a Simplified Lineup
Sales of Fiat’s cute little minicar have been on a downward spiral for the last couple of years in Canada, and the brand is hoping to shake things up by streamlining the range of trim levels and powertrains. The 2017 Fiat 500 will be available in hatchback and cabrio body …
RecallsDouble Recall for the Fiat 500 and Jeep Wrangler
Here is an interesting double recall from FCA: globally, 41 000 units of the Fiat 500 and about half a million Jeep Wranglers need to go back to the shop to be potentially repaired. Let’s start with the Fiats. On the 500 city car produced between 2012 and 2016, a …
NewsMinor Touches For The 2016 Fiat 500
The stylish little Fiat 500 receives a slew of upgrades for 2016. While none of them are immediately visible, the manufacturer states that there have been more than 1,800 changes. Instead of making a long list of every single difference, I’ll just group together some of the most obvious ones: …
GenevaFiat 500 Vintage '57: Good Old Times
A few manufacturers have tried to recapture the emblematic style of vehicles that left their mark on the automotive industry; from the Volkswagen Beetle to the Chrysler PT Cruiser, the Chevrolet HHR and the MINI, each had their own ideas about how to recreate the iconic images of their older …
MontrealThe Fiat 500X Hits Montreal
For the Montreal Auto Show, Fiat brought us a new iteration of its small 500, the 500X. Based on the Jeep Renegade's architecture, the small crossover will join the ranks of the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V in this white-hot segment. Under the hood, we can expect a selection of …
GenevaAbarth 695 Biposto: A Racing Fiat 500 for the Streets!
This week at Geneva, Fiat presented "The Fastest Road-going Abarth" ever produced. Named 695 Biposto, this car is the spiritual successor to the original Abarth 695, unveiled 50 years earlier, also in Geneva. Tipping the scales at 997 kilograms and pushing 190 horsepower to the front wheels, the 695 Biposto …

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