As a brand, Fiat withdrew from the American market in the 1980s. After acquiring a stake in Chrysler, Fiat recently introduced the tiny Fiat 500 subcompact to the US. More Fiat-badged vehicles are sure to become available as the combined companies leverage their engineering and manufacturing capabilities.

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For many, the way a car performs is a key criterion for which car to purchase. Our Velocity Index helps determine which vehicles are the best all-around performers taking in to consideration a balance of factors such as acceleration and handling. A higher number is better.

Model Velocity Index
Fiat 124 Spider 67-71
Fiat 500 X 52-59
Fiat 500 * 41-55
Fiat 500 C * 37-51
Fiat 500 e 45
Fiat 500 L 42-43

Note: Bar graphs denote the composite performance for the model. "*" indicates models with incomplete data.

For more information, view our new car performance guide.