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2017 FIAT 500 vs. 2017 Ford Fiesta Review

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Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the FIAT 500 than in the Ford Fiesta, due to the FIAT 500's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Ford Fiesta will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the FIAT 500.

Convenience
The Ford Fiesta requires fewer visits to the gas station than the FIAT 500, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the FIAT 500 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Ford Fiesta. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the FIAT 500 is much higher than that for the Ford Fiesta.

Dimensions
Since the FIAT 500 is much slimmer than the Ford Fiesta, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the FIAT 500, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Ford Fiesta.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the FIAT 500 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Ford Fiesta.

Handling
The FIAT 500 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Ford Fiesta, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The FIAT 500 has less horsepower than the Ford Fiesta, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The FIAT 500 has less seating than the Ford Fiesta, making the Ford Fiesta the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The FIAT 500 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Ford Fiesta.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the FIAT 500 than that of the Ford Fiesta.

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2017 FIAT
500

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MSRP*: $14,995 - $19,995

2017 Ford
Fiesta

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MSRP*: $13,960 - $21,140
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City MPG: 28 - 31 26 - 27
Highway MPG: 33 - 38 33 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $14,945 - $19,620 $13,751 - $20,822

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*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.