2013 Fiat 500

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Pros: Fantastic fuel economy with the manual transmission; cute as a button; handles well in crowed situations, well laid-out interior.

Cons: May be too cute for some; acceleration leaves a bit to be desired for; scant rear seat space, interior space shrinks on convertible.

Body Styles, Trims & Options
The 2013 Fiat 500 is available in five trim levels- Pop, Sport, Lounge, turbo and Abarth. It is available as a hatchback or a convertible, also known as the 500c.

Standard features on the entry level Pop includes 15-inch steel wheels, tinted windows, heated mirrors, keyless entry, full-power accessories, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rear 50/50 split-folding rear seatback, Bluetooth® and a six speaker AM/FM radio with a CD player, an auxiliary audio input jack and an iPod/USB interface. Available packages include a Beats Premium Audio Package that adds upgraded speakers, a subwoofer and satellite radio.

The Sport trim adds 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, sportier exterior styling, a sport-tuned suspension, sport cloth upholstery, a sport leather-wrapped steering wheel and a premium Alpine® sound system. The Sport trim is not available in the convertible body style. The Sport is eligible for the Comfort and Convenience Packages that will add automatic climate control, satellite radio and heated front seats.

Stepping up to the Fiat Lounge deletes the sporty upgrades and adds 15-inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior accents, a security alarm, a fixed glass roof, automatic climate control, premium cloth upholstery and satellite radio with a 1-year complimentary subscription. The 500c get all this plus rear parking sensors. The Lounge can be had with the Luxury Leather Package that adds leather upholstery, heated front seats, rear parking sensors and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

The Fiat Turbo and Abarth are more performance focused. The turbo includes equipment from the Sport plus a 160hp turbo engine, a chrome tipped exhaust and a leather-wrapped shift knob. The Abarth and Turbo are similar in terms of equipment however the Abarth adds distinctive exterior styling and a sportier suspension. The Comfort and Convenience Package can be added to the Turbo while 17-inch wheel with performance tires can be had on the Abarth.

Schedule a test drive at your Fiat dealer today to experience firsthand what the Fiat 500 has to offer.

Safety
Standard safety features includes seven airbags including a driver’s knee airbag, antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, Hill Start Assist and a state-of-the-art safety cage. This computer designed safety cage channels impact energy away from occupants by absorbing it into its front and rear crumple zones.

To learn more about the Fiat 500’s advanced safety features, visit your Fiat dealer today and speak with an experienced professional.

Warranty Information
Every new 2013 Fiat 500 comes with 48 months/50,000 mile Basic warranty, Limited Warranty for 60 months/100,000 mile, a 48 month/50,000 mile powertrain warranty and 48 months/unlimited mileage Roadside assistance. Roadside Assistance Coverage includes services for a flat tire, fuel delivery, a dead battery, lockout and towing to the nearest Fiat dealership in the event of a breakdown.

Additional coverage can be purchased at an additional cost. The Powertrain Care Plus package provides coverage for over 400 components. The Added Care Plus package, over 800 and the Maximum Care package covers over 5,000 components. Convenience and Maintenance Plans are also available. Visit your local Fiat dealer for more details, eligibility and restrictions.

MSRP- 2013 Fiat 500:  

Available Trims MSRP
2013 Fiat 500 Pop $16,000
2013 Fiat 500c Pop $19,500
2013 Fiat 500 Sport $17,500
2013 Fiat 500 Lounge $18,500
2013 Fiat 500c Lounge
2013 Fiat 500 Turbo $19,500
2013 Fiat 500 Abarth $22,000
2013 Fiat 500c Abarth Cabrio $26,000
Similar vehicles that are worth a look before you buy: MSRP
2013 Hardtop Mini Cooper $20,400
2013 Smart Passion Coupe $14,890
2013 Chevrolet Spark $12,185

Engines, Transmissions, & EPA Ratings- 2013 Fiat 500:

Trim

Engine

Drivetrain

Transmission

Fuel Economy (city/highway)

Pop, Sport, Lounge

1.4-liter 4-cylinder

FWD

5-speed M/T

31/40

Turbo

1.4-liter 4-cylinder Turbo

FWD

5-speed Heavy Duty M/T

28/34

 

Christine is a Contributing Editor at DriverPulse, a provider of online automotive editorial reviews and news. She is also an Account Manager and Head of Client Services for Nusani Media. She drinks a lot of coffee, loves to drive (manual, of course) and enjoys the company of her dog. She spends her free time exploring the great outdoors, painting and volunteering at her local animal shelter. Her passion for cars started at an early age. While most little girls were playing with dolls, she was playing with matchbox cars and watching her grandfather work on his prized Fords. She believes a vehicle should not only give you goosebumps while speeding around the circuit, its design should be purpose focused and elicit a pure emotional response. Her dream car, the Porsche Carrara GT, may not be easy to control however it is the perfect definition of form following function; mind blowing performance and beauty.

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