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2016 FIAT 500c vs. 2017 Volkswagen Beetle Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The FIAT 500c offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Beetle with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the FIAT 500c, drivers may find the Volkswagen Beetle a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Beetle requires fewer visits to the gas station than the FIAT 500c, 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 500c will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Beetle. 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 500c is much higher than that for the Volkswagen Beetle.

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

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

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

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the FIAT 500c and the Volkswagen Beetle. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the FIAT 500c will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volkswagen Beetle.

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

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2016 FIAT
500c

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MSRP*: $20,395 - $26,695

2017 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $24,725 - $30,275
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City MPG: 28 - 31 24
Highway MPG: 34 - 40 31 - 33
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $20,039 - $25,930 $23,737 - $29,064

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.