Compared to most of the cars on the road these days, those are very good figures. The Abarth is somewhat more confident all around thanks to slightly more tire contact patch, while its suspension upgrades increase nimbleness by limiting body roll. If you're more than moderately American in height and girth, you just won't fit in the 500's back seat. Full details on the 500T haven't been released just yet--the car was unveiled late this summer. And even if the Fiat 500 can't quite displace Hello Kitty as the most awww! The seat position places the driver unnaturally high in the cabin, limiting headroom for taller drivers when the optional sunroof or glass roof is equipped. And if you end up using the driver-side armrest from the passenger seat, you won't feel any more crowded than in the average coach-class 757, now, will you? The recall began on November 10, 2016.
The major options on the Pop models include the Bluetooth system and Bose speakers; on the Sport, automatic climate control and satellite radio are available. The 2013 Fiat 500 Eco-Drive System is a two-way system able to upload planned trip details from a computer and download personalized tips for improving driving efficiency to a computer. The 500 also offers standard anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, and a hill-hold device--handy in hilly urban environs. To make life easier for those in the market for a soul mate, a car, or both, Fiat has launched a new site called that helps explore the stylish electric hatch, all while finding a potential soul mate. Behind the rear seats, there's an equally small cargo space. Chrysler's number for this recall is S34. Small tires and a torsion beam rear axle do step in in trickier situations, however, especially on smallish base 500 tires.
Audible rear park assist remains optional on the top-of-the-line Lounge. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Safety Compact cars typically do not provide the safest vehicle options. The 2013 Fiat 500 is stylish, at times sporty, and at others efficient, and it brings a lot to the table considering its small size. The car is small and easy to maneuver in traffic. City drivers that depend on parking garages and parallel parking spaces enjoy the maneuverability of the 500.
Three seaworthy Cinquecentos made an appearance at the 2013 Vans U. Chrysler's number for this recall is R20. YouTube group Dude Perfect, known for its trick shot videos, incorporated the hot hatches into its act of unbelievable sports feats, which this time include throwing a football into the back of a moving Fiat convertible. Things you won't find in the low-cost Fiat 500 are the more advanced safety gadgets, like lane-departure warning or adaptive cruise control. Hill-start assist comes standard on all trim levels to prevent rollback on particularly steep inclines. The car is small and easy to maneuver in traffic.
The turning radius is increased quite a bit. While it's not the most fuel-efficient vehicle you can buy today in America, the Italian-bred Fiat 500 is pretty darn close to it, with fuel economy approaching 40 mpg for some versions. A six-speed automatic is an option, and it comes with a Sport button that tightens up shift points and quickens the throttle feel. . That chance is even greater if buyers in the subcompact segment have great taste, as there's no question that the 500 stands out from the crowd that includes the Rio, the Yaris, and even the Fiesta. The base engine engine is a 1. Even with a full year of sales under its belt in the U.
The bigger 500L that appeared at the 2012 Geneva auto show should join the lineup sometime next year and should help Fiat give Mini a run for its money. Several available trim packages including Pop, Sport, Lounge, Turbo, and Abarth help the Fiat 500 fit the personality of a wide variety of consumers. Even in base 500 form, it's no anechoic chamber. The best daily use is as a parcel shelf, with the rear seatbacks in their lowered position. With the new 135-horsepower Fiat 500 Turbo joining the fold for 2013, and the 160-horsepower Fiat 500 Abarth at the apex of the range, there are options with more pep should you want it. The ride is a little stiff and can get tiring on long trips.
Call it penance for the bad old Fiats of the 1970s if you want--it's more a smart marketing reality for a brand that's starting fresh from somewhat tainted roots. In order to combat this deficiency front, knee, side, and side-curtain airbags, along with stability and traction control provide very important features in the 2013 Fiat 500. Driving Experience Just as expected, the 1. The largely identical 2012 Fiat 500 scored three stars overall, however. I have had the Fiat for a few years now and drive it in Cleveland as my summer car. The 2013 Fiat 500 maxes out its interior space, but the passenger package isn't quite as roomy as a Ford Fiesta--which means all kinds of compromises on whom and what you bring along for the ride.
Anyone larger than a small child has difficulty getting comfortable in the rear seating area. Though more suited for a single person, two adults can sit somewhat comfortably in the front. They each offer the same basic features as their hardtop alternatives. It's a unique arrangement, and a nod to the 500 cabrios of the past. However rear-seat legroom at less than 32 inches feels cramped at best. The Lounge editions can be fitted with a TomTom navigation system that can be mounted on a dash bracket; leather seats with heating and rear parking sensors are available, too.