Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,443 - $9,412
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
101-160
Seats
4
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,443 - $9,412
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
28 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
101-160
Seats
4

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.6 Overall Score
Performance 3.6 Comfort 3.4 Styling 4.0 Value 3.4

Editor's Overview

Smaller and less powerful than a Mini Cooper but with more personality than a Toyota Yaris, the Fiat 500 offers a unique combination of European heritage and subcompact practicality. We ...

FIAT 500 Models & Trims

2012 FIAT 500 Owner Reviews

4.19

89 Reviews

48% 30% 15% 6% 1%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

I have had my fiat for 8 years and still going strong!

I love my fiat. It is bigger than it looks. I recently moved to a different state and was able to put the back seats down and pack lots of things. Driving long distance really proved what great fuel mileage it gets. It is able to go a top speed and has good acceleration. You do feel small when your surrounded by semis, and in cases of strong wind and really heavy rain it does feel like it struggles a bit. Really small wheels so if you plan on going off road a lot - not for you. I have a manual transmission. I do think it is an easier manual than other cars. I do not know whether this is because the fiat is so small or something more advanced. . For living in a city, this car is perfect. It is easy to park in tight spots and move around.

- Elena F

Great gas mileage- 30 mpg in town and close to 40 mpg on the highway.

a first I loved my fiat; great gas mileage, easy to park and lots of fun to drive. I am only 5'2 and was so happy to discover that my driver's seat could be adjusted up to enable me to see comfortably above the dash. Love that it is a hatchback with tons of space in back. Be aware that it does not have a spare and if/when you have a flat, most tire places don't stock your size tire. So unless you go to a dealership your tire will need to be ordered. Now, 85, 00 miles later it has started to have trouble accelerating up hills and inclines. I have also noticed that a lower speeds it sometimes seems to have a hard time shifting.

- Janice H

Not the smoothest transition when accelerating to higher speeds, but a pretty smooth ride once it gets going. This car is easily maneuverable and perfect for the city and it is tiny parking spots. The sport feature makes the car drive like a larger car, making the wheel more stern and helps with accelerating quickly onto the highway. I like the automatic air/heat controls, but do not love the formatting of the gas gauge as it makes it difficult to view the gradual decline of your gas as is seen in the format of most other cars. Overall, I have thoroughly enjoyed this vehicle.

- Rae G

Ranked #12 Small Cars by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,443 - $5,930
$4,655 - $6,236

Horsepower

Horsepower
101 hp
101 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.4L 16
1.4L 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.7 in.
40.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.6 - 38.9 in.
37.6 - 38.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
31.7 in.
31.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
35.6 - 36.8 in.
35.6 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
5.4 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
185
195

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
90.6 in.
90.6 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
30.6 ft.
30.6 ft.

Length

Length
139.6 in.
139.6 in.

Width

Width
64.1 in.
64.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2363 - 2486 .lbs
2363 - 2434 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
101 hp
101 hp

Torque

Torque
98 ft. lbs.
98 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
10.5 gal.
10.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
15 - 19 mpg
29 - 36 mpg

City

City
- 30 mpg
27 - 30 mpg

Highway

Highway
- 38 mpg
34 - 38 mpg
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety