• (4.8) 4 reviews
  • MSRP: $32,995–$32,995
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 113 See how it ranks
  • Engine: 111-hp, (electric)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 1-speed automatic
2017 FIAT 500e

Our Take on the Latest Model 2017 FIAT 500e

What We Don't Like

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

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

2017 FIAT 500e Reviews

Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Fiat 500e is a battery-electric version of the 500 hardtop for sale in select states. The EPA gives the 500e an 87-mile estimated driving range.

Powering a 111-horsepower electric motor, the thermally managed lithium-ion battery pack can be recharged in less than four hours with a 240-volt Level 2 charging setup (sold separately). On a normal household power outlet, Fiat says it takes less than 24 hours to recharge the battery.

What's Special

  • Unique aerodynamic components
  • Additional interior sound insulation
  • Navigation system with electric-vehicle-specific features
  • Push-button transmission

Here's Info on the Regular 500:
What it is: The two-door, four-seat Fiat 500 competes with subcompact cars like the Mini Cooper and Smart ForTwo. A cabrio version, dubbed 500c, is available, and buyers can also opt for a high-performance Abarth model or, in select states, the fully electric 500e. All versions have front-wheel drive.

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New for 2017
Fiat has simplified the lineup to three trim levels: Pop, Lounge and Abarth.
Significant Standard Features

  • 101-hp, 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Five-speed manual transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Uconnect multimedia system with Bluetooth
  • Power-adjustable heated side mirrors
  • Remote keyless entry
  • 50/50-split folding backseat
  • Cruise control
  • Air conditioning
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Power moonroof
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Heated front seats
  • Navigation system
  • BeatsAudio premium sound system

500c
The 500c has a cloth top with various retraction settings, from a sunroof-like ceiling opening to a completely stowed accordion — rear window and all — perched over the trunk. The roof retracts with the touch of a button at speeds up to 60 mph but, unlike in most convertibles, it doesn't take the side-pillar structure with it. That makes for more of a panoramic moonroof effect than a true droptop experience.
What's Special

  • 101-hp, 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission
  • Trunk compartment in place of hardtop's hatchback cargo area
  • High-performance Abarth version offered

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500 Abarth
Fiat's performance-oriented Abarth model comes in 500 hatchback and 500c soft-top form, and it competes with sporty models like the Mini Cooper S. Its turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine makes 160 hp.
What's Special

  • Dual tailpipes
  • Functional bumper inlets for engine's two intercoolers
  • Rear spoiler
  • Performance suspension
  • Bolstered sport seats
  • Electronic stability system with partial-off mode

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Consumer Reviews

(4.8)

Average based on 4 reviews

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Better than you expect!

by Gavin from Los Angeles, CA on November 12, 2017

Honestly, the test drive sold me on this car. I looked at cars that were $10k more than this, yet in comparison this car performed just as well or even better. Smooth acceleration, quiet ride, easy ma... Read Full Review

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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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.

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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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