Fiat 500 first appeared back in 2007, and aside from a minor facelift in 2015, it’s still going strong without any major changes.
All models have LED head lights, seven airbags and a five-inch Uconnect infotainment system with Aux and USB connections and six speakers. While Lounge includes a panoramic glass sunroof, rear parking sensors, a chrome front grille, front fogs and a leather-trimmed steering wheel.
Upsized 16-inch wheels, performance brakes and suspension, body-color front and rear fascias, fog lamps, and a turbo charged engine option are now included. The body-color dashboard, 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster and a 5.0-inch infotainment screen serve to make things a bit more modern.
The 1.4-liter turbocharged engine remains standard across the lineup and is mated to a 6-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission with front-wheel drive standard. The turbo-4 is rated at 135 hp, while the Abarth tuned engine belts out 160 hp and throaty exhaust note.
– Nimble size for easy parking
– Fairly comfortable ride quality
– Lots of personality for the price