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2015 FIAT 500 vs. 2014 Honda Civic Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the FIAT 500 than the Honda Civic. The Honda Civic will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the FIAT 500.

Convenience
The Honda Civic 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 Honda Civic. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The FIAT 500 will cost more in transportation costs than the Honda Civic.

Dimensions
Since the FIAT 500 is much slimmer than the Honda Civic, 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 Honda Civic.

Drivetrain
The FIAT 500 has much less torque than the Honda Civic, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the FIAT 500 is significantly less powerful than the Honda Civic. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The FIAT 500 has less seating than the Honda Civic, making the Honda Civic the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the FIAT 500 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Honda Civic.

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

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2015 FIAT
500

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MSRP*: $16,445 - $22,395

2014 Honda
Civic

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MSRP*: $18,190 - $22,790
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.34% As low as 0.26%
City MPG: 28 - 31 22 - 29
Highway MPG: 34 - 40 31 - 38
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,169 - $21,702 $16,915 - $21,174

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