Price Range: $14,995 (500) to $31,800 (500e)
FIAT is an Italian automaker known for their cute, mini-sized vehicles.
The 500 is the entry-level, ultracompact city car that manages to squeeze in 4 passengers. The Abarth version of the 500 is powered by a 160-hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 170 pounds-feet of torque mated a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.
For some fun in the sun, the 500C is the cloth top convertible (“Cabrio”) version of the 500. It only comes as a two-door.
With more room for five passengers, the 500L is a subcompact, four-door SUV that has 22.4 cubic feet of rear cargo space. It can expand to 68 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down. Front-wheel drive is the only option.
The 500X shares its platform with the 500L, but it has more rugged features. It is powered by a standard 160-hp, turbocharged 4-cylinder mated to a 6-speed manual. A more powerful 180-hp, turbocharged 2.4-liter mated to a 9-speed automatic is available. Front-wheel drive comes standard, but an all-wheel drive system with a disconnecting rear axle is available. Cargo room is 50.8 cubic feet with the 60/40-split rear seat folded down.
This year, the all-new compact 124 Spider makes its debut. Based on the Mazda MX-5 Miata's platform, the 124 Spider looks friendlier and less aggressive than its Japanese-designed counterpart. Under the hood, the 124 Spider is powered by a 165-hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter MultiAir 4-cylinder that produces 184 pounds-feet of torque mated to a standard 6-speed manual or automatic and rear-wheel drive.
Exclusive to select U.S. states, the 500e is the electric version of the 500 hardtop. It has an EPA-estimated 87-mile driving range. It is powered by a 111-hp electric motor and 24 kWh lithium-ion battery. With a 240-volt Level 2 charger, the 500e can be charged in approximately 4 hours. An integrated navigation system comes standard.
*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.