2014 FIAT 500

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$16,445

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2014 FIAT 500
2014 FIAT 500

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Many standard features
  • Braking
  • City-friendly turning circle (excluding Abarth)
  • Gas mileage with manual transmission
  • Acceleration in Turbo, Abarth

The bad:

  • Highway ride
  • Body roll
  • Front-seat comfort
  • Visibility
  • Backseat and cargo room

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2014 FIAT 500 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Two-door subcompact hatchback
  • 500c with accordion-style soft-top
  • 500 Turbo and high-performance Abarth versions available
  • Fully electric 500e available in California

2014 FIAT 500 review: Our expert's take

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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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.1
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 4.0
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.2

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

Love this little car

I absolutely love my little Fiat. I can zip around in traffic and parking is a breeze. I live in LA where parking is a challenge on a good day and having this little car you can park pretty much anywhere. It’s tiny, but you can fit a lot of stuff in it, once you put the back seats down. The back seat is really small, but for someone like me that has backseat passengers maybe 2-3 times a year, it’s not big deal, just don’t put the tall people in the back. It doesn’t have that much power when you floor it and it takes a while to get the speed, but once you get going, it’s great. You also save a lot on gas. I would say the average tank costs between $30-$40 (CA 2021 prices). I really love it and no two Fiats are alike.

3.6

Shouldn't fall in love with a car for cuteness

I loved the color and looks of the car. The salesman had a preplanned demo route that didn't expose the realities of the car. i I hated it about an hour after buying it. Noisy inside, rough riding on anything but the smoothest roads, and it felt like I was getting jerked back when it went into overdrive on a hill. Got rid of it after a year...about 364 days later than I should have and got a car I love.

3.9

We won't ever buy another one without lots of chec

I bought this 2014 used with a out 22k miles on it. At about 33k it started to shake when accelerating. This is a KNOWN issue that Fiat has chose to completeky ignore, which I think is exceedingly irresponsible. The range for gas RISES as you drive more miles sometimes. At 1/4 tank, it stops giving mileage range (my 2005 ford does this down to 1 mile). GREAT legroom, great layout, good button placement on front and rear of steering wheel. Back seat only for the tiny or legless. Good trunk space.

See all 17 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by FIAT
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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