The Fiat 500 has a rich history not unlike that of the Volkswagen Beetle. The original was a small rear-engine car that Fiat produced for almost 20 years. The modern version was introduced in 2007 in Europe and 2011 in America. The diminutive four-passenger 500 is larger than a Smart ForTwo, but smaller than a Toyota Yaris. Fiat offers the 500 in three trim levels ranging in price from $16,000 to over $20,000 with options (convertible models start at $20,000). The 500C model has a convertible inner roof with a power folding cloth top. A fuel-efficient 1.4l four-cylinder engine driving the front wheels is standard on all models. The performance oriented 500C Abarth adds a turbocharger increasing the power output to 160-bhp. Weighing just 2500 pounds, the Abarth is sure to be a pocket rocket. The 500 is sold through a select number of Chrysler dealerships.
|Model/Trim/Package ||Engine || || ||MPG
|500 C Pop ||1.4l I4 (101-bhp) ||M5 ||FWD ||31/38/34 ||42 ||$16,490|
|500 C Pop ||1.4l I4 (101-bhp) ||A6 ||FWD ||27/33/30 ||42 ||$17,485|
|500 C Lounge ||1.4l I4 (101-bhp) ||M5 ||FWD ||31/38/34 ||42 ||$19,890|
|500 C Lounge ||1.4l I4 (101-bhp) ||A6 ||FWD ||27/33/30 ||42 ||$20,885|
|500 C Abarth ||1.4l I4 T (160-bhp) ||M5 ||FWD ||28/33/30 ||53 ||$21,490|
|500 C Abarth ||1.4l I4 T (157-bhp) ||A6 ||FWD ||24/32/28 || ||$22,485|