2017 FIAT 500

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$14,995

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Hatchback

Body style

29

Combined MPG

4

Seating capacity

139.6” x 59.8”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

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

The bad:

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

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2017 FIAT 500 trim comparison will help you decide.

See also: Find the best Hatchbacks for 2024

Notable features

  • Normally aspirated or turbo engine
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Digital instrument panel available
  • 500c with accordion-style soft-top available
  • Fully electric 500e available in select states

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Exceeds all expectations with a smile

We bought our 2017 Fiat 500 pop almost three years ago with 27k on it. We needed a small light car to tow behind our motor home and it fit the bill. What we didn't expect, was to totally fall in love with this little reliable and efficient car. I never could have anticipated how reliable and solid this little Fiat would be. We love driving the 5 speed with a nice purring engine under it's hood. We done nothing but oil and filter changes and tire rotations for three years, of course a air filter and cabin filter as well, but that's it. I would highly recommend this amazing little car to anyone. In town we get 45-50 mpg at 35 with the Cruise on, and at 80 we get 32-40 depending on hills etc. Car has totally exceeded all our expectations and more. No worries that Fiat stands for fix it again tony, no way, on this dependable great little car. I wish Fiat sold more of thier cars here, like in Europe and South America. Go Fiat!

5.0

Fast, agile, cheap Italian fun, yet reliable

Originally, I was looking to get a 124 Abarth, but the package I wanted didn't work out with my budget. I got set up with my 500 Abarth, and it has far exceeded my expectations. Comfortable even for taller frames in the front, quick even from the factory, and an exhaust note that thrills throughout the rev range... definitely not a typical 4 cylinder sound due to the dual exhaust setup. The only qualms I have are with the very cheap underpinnings on the interior pieces. The armrest pins holding the top on snapped within a month, and the driver's side window mechanism shattered in the door, making it inoperable. However, fixing these things myself has been exceedingly cheap and easy. The handling of the car is honestly incredible, it feels super solid with no shimmy or wiggle through varying curves and height. The auto transmission, especially in sport or track mode, is quick to shift and keeps the engine in the turbo's powerband easily. I would have preferred a manual, but I am honestly impressed with it. I've owned the car for over a year now, and every time I get in, it's never failed to thrill.

5.0

MUST SELL MOVING Best gas milage

IT'S IS EXTREMLY RELIABLE, LOW MAINTANCE, HANDLELS GREAT ON STREETS AND FREEWAY, ITS A COOL COLOR OF GREEN i CONSTANLY GET COMPLAMENTS, AND STILL HAS TWO YEAR WARRENTY

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Safety

Based on the 2017 FIAT 500 base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
3
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
4
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
14.7%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
3

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by FIAT
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
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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