• (4.4) 14 reviews
  • MSRP: $6,526$15,494
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Engine: 160-hp, 1.4-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual w/OD
  • Seats: 4
2013 FIAT 500C

Our Take on the 2013 FIAT 500C

Our Take

Ever since June 2009, when Fiat took a controlling stake in Chrysler, it's been all but certain the Italian automaker would bring a version of its 500 to the U.S. It finally arrived for 2012. Closer in length to the Mini Cooper than the Scion iQ or Smart ForTwo, the four-seat 500 competes w... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Firm ride
  • Tiny backseat
  • Small cargo area
  • Road and wind noise
  • Front-seat comfort
  • 500c doesn't offer full convertible experience

Notable Features

  • New 500 Turbo version
  • Newly available Beats by Dr. Dre audio
  • Two-door hatchback or cloth-top 500c
  • Seats four
  • High-performance Abarth model available

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in October 2011 about the 2012 Fiat 500C. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2013, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. As fortune would have it, the 2012 Fiat 500 Cabrio came to me for review one year to the day after I handed my vintage Fiat Spider convertible... Read full review for the 2013 FIAT 500 C

Consumer Reviews

4.4

Average based on 14 reviews

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Feels like a European vacation every day

by Fe-it from NC Capital & Coastal on August 31, 2013

I Love my new Fiat 500c. The interior is so bright and cheery. The styling is fabulous. I love the cabrio top. My last car was a BMW, that I also loved in a different classy way. But the upbeat, sport... Read Full Review

3 Trim Levels Available

Wondering which configuration is right for you?
Our 2013 FIAT 500C trim comparison will help you decide.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2013 FIAT 500C.


Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

Save on maintenance costs and do your own repairs on your 2013 FIAT 500C

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

Learn More About Warranties

Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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