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2017 FIAT 500


City 28 - 31 MPG Hwy 33 - 38 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    4 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    4 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

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Overall Rating:
4.6 (out of 5)
Value 4.6
Exterior 4.7
Interior 4.6
Comfort 4.5
Performance 4.6
Reliability 4.5
MUST SELL MOVING Best gas milage

by Larry from Las Vegas | March 22, 2020


I love this car! Fun to drive, great comfort

by frugalm0m from Swarthmore, PA | November 13, 2019

I love to drive my FIAT 500 Abarth, manual shift. The driving experience is smooth and responsive, visibility is unparalleled and the interior design is perfect: the dashboard is streamlined and uncluttered. For those who wonder about safety, a larger car (not SUV) ran into my previous FIAT 500 Abarth; all the airbags deployed and I walked away while the car was totaled. I purchased another FIAT 500.

very reliable and sporty

by big ragu from rancho cucamonga, ca | August 22, 2019

it is a great fun car. it has been very reliable and starts right up every morning. the only thing is that i wish it was a little bigger in the back seating area. love that raspy exhaust.

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2017 FIAT 500 Overview


The 2017 FIAT 500 is an ultracompact city car that manages to squeeze in 4 passengers. It competes with the MINI Hardtop, Ford Fiesta, and Volkswagen Beetle. The 500C is the convertible (“Cabrio”) version of the 500, and will be covered in a separate overview. 

This year, the trim levels have been simplified down to three: the Pop, Lounge, and Abarth.

Overall, the 500 has a gentle, cute appearance to match its diminutive size. The front-end features small, circular headlights and a smiley lower fascia. At the rear, a long, chrome bar stretches across the bumper. It gets a little spicier with the Abarth trim, which has a sportier, wide-mouth lower fascia and multi-spoke wheels. 15-inch aluminum wheels come standard. Exterior graphics, chrome exterior accents, a power moonroof, a rear spoiler, and larger 16- or 17-inch aluminum wheels are also available.

Under the hood, the 500 is powered by a standard 101-hp, 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. The Abarth has a more powerful 160-hp, turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder that produces 170 pounds-feet of torque. It, too, is paired to a heavy-duty 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic. Fuel economy for the 500 is an EPA-estimated 33/38 mpg city/highway. It slightly lowers to a 28/34 mpg rating for the turbocharged Abarth.

Inside, the 500 keeps a retro-inspired interior with modern sensibilities. The 7-inch circular instrument cluster bears resemblance to a dial found on vintage scientific equipment. The center stack features the Uconnect multimedia system that includes a 5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, and a USB port. It can be upgraded with an integrated navigation system and a Beat premium audio system. Standard features include air conditioning, cruise control, and remote keyless entry. Dual-zone automatic climate control and heated front seats are available as well.

Standard safety features include a backup camera and a tire pressure monitoring system.