Consumer Reviews Summary
6 of 6 (100%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 FIAT 500c Overview
The 2013 Fiat 500c is the convertible version of the Fiat 500 minicar and offers the same stylishness and small size that have made it a favorite of city-dwellers everywhere, along with top down fun.
The 500c features a non-traditional soft-top that doesn’t take up the entire roof structure; when it retracts it simply slides back instead of folding and stowing which offers more of an open air panoramic roof effect, rather than a true convertible top. This design does offer a few advantages over a traditional top; the fact that the pillars and side windows remain up means that there is less wind noise and turbulence in the cabin and it also means that there is less structural reinforcing needed which keeps the weight down. The top retracts at the touch of a button at speeds of up to 60 mph.
Under the hood you’ll find a 101-horsepower, 1.4-liter four-cylinder that makes 98 pounds-feet of torque and is mated to a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The convertible does get slightly lower fuel economy than the hardtop, coming in at 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.
Inside the 500c is also rather stylish with a large plastic trim piece covering most of the dash that is painted to match the exterior color. The 500c seats up to four passengers and offers less cargo room than hardtop versions (5.4 cubic feet vs. 9.5 cubic feet). Standard features include remote keyless entry, cruise control, air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, and a USB/iPod input. Automatic temperature control and a Beats By Dre audio system are optional.
Safety features include seven standard airbags, electronic stability control, antilock brakes, and active front head restraints.