of the 2014 FIAT 500. Base trim shown.
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Many standard features
- City-friendly turning circle (excluding Abarth)
- Gas mileage with manual transmission
- Acceleration in Turbo, Abarth
- Highway ride
- Body roll
- Front-seat comfort
- Backseat and cargo room
Two-door subcompact hatchback
500c with accordion-style soft-top
500 Turbo and high-performance Abarth versions available
Fully electric 500e available in California
What Is the 2014 Fiat 500?
The 2014 Fiat 500 is a two-door subcompact hatchback that competes with the Mini Cooper, Scion iQ and Smart ForTwo. It's available in Pop, Sport, Lounge, Turbo and Abarth trim levels. The soft-top 500c and all-electric 500e are covered separately.
What's New on the 2014 Fiat 500?
For 2014, the Fiat 500 has an updated front passenger seat with seat-position memory, a new inboard armrest and a lower position that makes for an extra inch of headroom.
How Does the 2014 Fiat 500 Compare to Other Subcompact Cars?
The Fiat 500 Turbo has better ride quality and fuel economy than the Mini Cooper S. However, all Fiat 500 models, like the Mini, recommend premium gas, a rarity in the segment.
What Features in the 2014 Fiat 500 Are Most Important?
The Fiat 500 comes standard with a 101-horsepower, 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine and either a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The Turbo edition upgrades performance with a 135-hp, 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine. The Abarth trim adds even more with up to 160 hp thanks to a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder. The 500 Sport and 500 Turbo feature a sport-tuned suspension, and the 500 Abarth has a performance suspension.
Significant standard features include 15-inch steel wheels, a rear spoiler, power-adjustable heated side mirrors, dual chrome tailpipes, cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and speed controls, a 50/50-split folding backseat, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, and a CD stereo system with a USB port and MP3 jack.
Available features include a power sunroof, a glass roof, fog lights, 15- or 16-inch aluminum wheels, leather upholstery, sport seats, automatic air conditioning, Beats by Dr. Dre audio system and a TomTom navigation system.
Standard safety features include antilock brakes, seven airbags, an electronic stability system and active front head restraints. Rear parking sensors are available.
Should I Buy the 2014 Fiat 500?
The 2014 Fiat 500 is a great choice if you value plentiful standard features, responsive braking and cost-saving gas mileage with the manual transmission. In addition, all models except the Abarth provide a narrow turning circle, and the Turbo and Abarth trims deliver quick acceleration. However, excessive body roll, a choppy highway ride, uncomfortable front seats and poor visibility are all marks against it. It also has a narrow backseat and limited cargo room, both of which are hallmarks of the subcompact class.
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