2015 FIAT 500 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Bianco (White)
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,063 - $16,346
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
31 City / 40 HWY
Horsepower
101-160
Seats
4

How 2015 FIAT 500 Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.8 Overall Score
Performance 4.1Comfort 3.7Styling 4.1Value 3.5

Editor's Overview

Highlighting Fiat’s triumphant return to American soil, the 2015 Fiat 500 subcompact coupe and cabrio have turned out to be a rather unexpected success. Filling the void in Chrysler’s small-car line, the 500 has proven that, depending on the model, it can be cute, quirky or quick. Tell us again how Americans aren’t interested in little cars?

FIAT 500 Models & Trims

Pop $7,470 - $9,415
Horsepower: 101 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 X 6 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Lounge $9,757 - $12,192
Horsepower: 101 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 X 6 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Abarth $14,299 - $16,346
Horsepower: 160 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5, 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Turbo $11,030 - $13,157
Horsepower: 135 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Sport $8,705 - $10,810
Horsepower: 101 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
1957 Edition $9,151 - $11,566
Horsepower: 101 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 (in.) - Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Ribelle $7,063 - $9,030
Horsepower: 101 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 X 6 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.52

Great little car for a great price.

I really love my vehicle. We purchased it because of the price and because of the gas mileage it gets. I fill up once a month for 25-30 bucks. I have the 500 sport package so it does give it speed. Really enjoy this feature. The only con I would have is taking this car on a spontaneous road trip. Yes it gets great gas mileage and the driver and passenger are comfortable, but the back seat passengers not so much.

Alison P
Helpful

The shape of a fiat 500: perfection for one person.

I love the size, color, 5-speed transmission, and shape of my car. I am comfortable driving it. I can hold a lot of stuff in it because the back seats fold down. It is perfect for a single person because of its size, ease of driving and maneuverability, yet there is enough space to carry friends, animals and lots of stuff that I take to the dump. I am cleaning out my house so I go there frequently.

Kyle B
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My economic fiat, cute, little and very fast.

My fiat is a very small and economic car, I have saved so much money with gas. It is very easy to park or find parking spaces. Also, I live the inside, it is very cute and fancy. The only issue now is that I bought the car as a single girl but now I am married and have a baby and it is super complicated to put my baby in the back seat. Now thinking about it, I should've have gone with the 500l.

Michelle E
Helpful

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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$7,470 - $9,415
$9,757 - $12,192

Horsepower

Horsepower
101 (hp)
101 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.4L I4 MultiAir 16V
1.4L I4 MultiAir 16V
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

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 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
31.7 (in.)
31.7 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
35.6 (in.)
35.6 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P185/55HR15
P185/55HR15

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
2366 - 2452 (.lbs)
2366 - 2452 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
101 (hp)
101 (hp)

Torque

Torque
98 (ft. lbs.)
98 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

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
36 (mpg)
36 (mpg)

City

City
31 (mpg)
31 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
40 (mpg)
40 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
G
Side
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
P
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

‌Overall
Mechanical
Powertrain Quality
Body & Interior Design
‌Features
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best

Safety Recalls (2)

Power Train > Manual Transmission May 15, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
May 15, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V302000
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2012-2016 Fiat 500 vehicles manufactured June 21, 2010, through January 12, 2016, equipped with a manual transmission. The clutch diaphragm spring may fracture and fail, causing an inability to switch gears.
Consequence:
If the clutch diaphragm spring fails, the driver may not be able to shift gears or the vehicle may lose motive power, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
The remedy for this recall will include the installation of a clutch pedal limiter and a clutch pedal switch. The recall began on November 10, 2016. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S34.
Power Train > Automatic Transmission May 17, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
May 17, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V291000
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Fiat 500 battery electric vehicles manufactured March 8, 2013, to March 7, 2015. The Electric Vehicle Control Unit (EVCU) of the affected vehicles may set a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) that may cause the transmission to unexpectedly shift to neutral.
Consequence:
If the vehicle unexpectedly shifts to neutral, the loss of drive could increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the EVCU, free of charge. The recall began June 19, 2015. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is R20.

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