Used Fiat 500 for Sale
2012 Fiat 500 Lounge
$12,499* • 37K mi
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2012 Fiat 500 Sport
$10,998* • 57K mi
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2015 Fiat 500 Abarth
$14,998* • 54K mi
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About The Fiat 500
The Fiat 500 is a day of turned heads and admiring glances. And while the Fiat 500 has only been sold in the U.S. since 2012, it has decades of global automotive history built into its DNA, thanks to a heritage that traces back to 1957.
If you're a fan of Fiat, you'll already love the 500. And if you happen to be a student of style, or a busy professional who wants a fun subcompact car for city commuting, this one should be a serious contender for purchase. Better yet, there are a range of options: Starting with the 500 hardtop, cabrio, and high-performance Abarth in 2012, Fiat added the all-electric 500e and a "stretched" 500L model for 2013.
As far as the actual Fiat 500 is concerned, significant changes over the years include an interior upgrade in 2015, revised exterior styling in 2016, and the availability of a 1.4L four-cylinder turbocharged engine as standard on all models in 2018.
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Fiat 500 Trim Configurations
2012 Fiat 500 Trim Levels
Model year 2012 Fiat 500 hardtops come in Pop, Sport, and Lounge versions, while the Fiat 500c — "c" for cabrio — is sold as a Pop or Lounge trim version only. All Fiat 500s from 2012 use a 1.4L engine that makes 101 horsepower.
Fiat 500 Pop: Standard equipment includes a five-speed manual transmission, air conditioning, power windows and door locks, vehicle information center, and 15-inch steel wheels.
Fiat 500 Sport: The Sport model boasts stiffer suspension tuning and tighter steering. Additional standard features include:
• 16-inch aluminum wheels
• Red brake calipers
• Six-speaker Bose® sound system
• BLUE&ME™ Hands-free Communication technology
Fiat 500 Lounge: Standard features for the upscale Lounge trim add an array of upgrades, including:
• Six-speed automatic transmission
• Fixed glass roof
• SiriusXM® satellite radio
2014 - 2016 Fiat 500 Trim Levels
Between 2014 and 2016, Fiat made a number of changes to the 500 line up. For example, the 2014 model year saw the debut of the Fiat 500 1957 Edition, and in 2016 Fiat debuted an Easy trim to help expand personalization options.
As for the mainstay variants, 2015 saw a new instrument panel, and seven-inch high-definition display, among other changes. Powertrain choices included a 1.4L four-cylinder that makes 101 horsepower, and a turbocharged variant that increases power to 135 horsepower in the 500 Turbo model. The same engine is tuned to 160 horsepower (manual) in the high-performance Abarth.
A five-speed manual is standard across the model range, with a six-speed automatic optional.
Fiat 500 Pop: Base models include a five-speed manual transmission, 15-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, power windows/door locks, and chromed exhaust tip. Also standard is a stereo with USB and auxiliary audio input, and BLUE&ME™ Hands-free Communication, and streaming audio technology. The Fiat 500c adds ParkSense rear park assist, a windshield-mounted antennae, and integrated rear spoiler.
Fiat 500 Sport: In addition to features found on the base model, standard equipment reflects the sporty style and performance of this Fiat 500 trim, and includes:
• Modified springs and shock tuning
• Tighter steering calibration and exhaust tuning
• Distinctively styled front and rear fascias
• Red painted brake calipers
Fiat 500 Lounge: The top trim adds to or replaces standard equipment on the base model, Pop. That includes:
• Fixed glass roof
• Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls
• SiriusXM Radio
• Premium audio system with six speakers and 276-watt amplifier and security alarm.
Fiat 500 1957 Edition: Debuted in 2014 and discontinued in 2016, the Fiat 500 1957 Edition was built to celebrate the original 1957 Nuova Cinquecento. Standard features includes a sport-tuned suspension, 16-inch aluminum wheels, retro badging, and a premium interior. Exterior colors include Bianco, Verde Chiaro, and Celeste.
Fiat 500 Turbo: With a 1.4L turbocharged engine making 135 horsepower, the Fiat 500 Turbo adds considerable power to the commute. Additional upgrades include better brake performance, along with a sport-tuned suspension.
Fiat 500 Easy: For the 2016 year, Fiat added the Easy trim in order to give customers more personalization options. Easy models include a standard seven-inch color cluster display, premium audio system and 15-inch aluminum wheels. Best of all, Fiat's Uconnect 5.0 system and Bluetooth® capability come standard on Easy models.
2017 Fiat 500 Trim Levels
Fiat simplified the line up beginning in 2017 with just three models: the base Pop, upscale Lounge, and performance Abarth. Standard equipment on the Pop includes Uconnect 5.0 with AM/FM/Bluetooth, a five-inch touchscreen, iPod™ interface and USB charging port. All models also feature remote keyless entry.
The Abarth model is a true performance machine, with a sport-tuned suspension and brake system and a 1.4L four-cylinder turbocharged engine that makes up to 160 horsepower and 183 lb-ft of torque.
2018 - 2019 Fiat 500 Trim Levels
Beginning in 2018, all Fiat 500 models come standard with the automaker's 1.4L four-cylinder turbocharged engine. That's an upgrade to 135 horsepower. Also standard across the model line up are 16-inch aluminum wheels, a performance braking system and a ParkView rear backup camera. In addition, Fiat has brought back the 1957 Special Edition as a hardtop and cabriolet.
Q: Can you get a Fiat 500 with automatic transmission?
A: Yes, though a case could be made for making this fun little car a manual-only. Sadly, commuter gridlock has a way of eliminating the fun-to-drive factor found with a stick-shift, which is why Fiat offers the 500 with a standard five-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic transmission choice across all years and trims.
Q: How many miles can a Fiat 500 do on a full fuel tank?
A: According to fueleconomy.gov, the 2018 Fiat 500 with a 1.4L turbocharged engine and six-speed automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 27 mpg combined.1 It's slightly less than the same engine mated to the five-speed manual gearbox — that powertrain gets an estimated EPA rating of 30 mpg combined.
Q: What is the seating capacity for a Fiat 500?
A: The official seating capacity for the Fiat 500 is just four people. But the Fiat 500 isn't about utility or people-hauling, it's about city driving with a European sense of flair, fun and personalization.
1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.
RepairPal gave the Fiat 500 an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks the Fiat 500 18th out of 21 among subcompact cars.
- Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Fiat 500 is $522, compared to an average of $520 for subcompact cars and $719 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
- Frequency According to RepairPal, Fiat 500 owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.2 times per year, compared to an average of 0.3 times for subcompact cars and 0.5 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
- Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 17% for the Fiat 500, compared to an average of 11% for subcompact cars and 13% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
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*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 12/31/2018. Learn more.
Reviews for Fiat 500
love my fiat 500T
Pros: -Comfortable for driver & front seat passenger. -Good cargo space with back seats folded down. -Good power with the Turbo. -Stylish and fun to drive. -Handling and braking are on point. Cons: -I don't like the turn signals because they're not sensitive. By that I mean that they don't seem to turn off on their own unless you do a 90° turn. -When I reverse, sometimes the gear box pops into neutral. I'm not yet sure if this is human error or the car's fault. -If you have the air circulating from the outside, it's a bit noisy. -Stereo could be better. -I don't think that there is a good place to comfortably rest my left arm, so on longer road trips, my arm gets tired.
- Interior Space:
You will be sorry!!
I bought this car with 12 miles on it, new. Within the first 3 months I had to have the following replaced: 1. Radio clock slow/faulty 2. Back tire had a piece of metal 3. Clutch plate bad, car wouldn't start on several occasions 4. Passenger window made creaking noise, needed tightened 5. Check engine light on 2x To date, I just took this car in again for the follwing items: 6. Check engine light on (never fixed to begin with, just a reset) but it had a bad oil sensor 7. This car does use a little oil 8. Seat belt on driver side jammed 9. Rearend reflector light fell off 10. Knob shifter replaced again (3rd time it came apart, forgot to mention) This car just sits in my garage now. I'm just waiting to get rid of it.
- Braking: Light weight car
- Fuel Economy: Got up to 44 mpg highway
- Styling: Cute, sporty
- Safety: Horrible IIHS ratings
- Reliability: Problem after problem. You will have this car in the shop more than you drive it
- Cost to Maintain: After warranty is up, plan to have this car nickel and dime you. Something ALWAYS breaks. ALWAYS.
Behaves how you’d expect
If you’re looking for a small commuter car, this is for you. Decent gas mileage. Drives similarly to a go-cart. Handling is great. Gets up to speed decently quickly for a 4 cylinder car. Easy to drive. Not good for long drives as the seats aren’t the most comfortable. There’s unfortunately only one armrest in the car (on the driver’s side.) This would be a great car for a teenager as well. Quirky asthetics, easy to drive.
- Braking: Brakes fantastically well
- Ride and Handling: Easy but not overly sensitive
- Styling: Quirky aesthetics
- Safety: It’s a tiny car. If you get hit, it’s done.
- Power: It’s a 4 cylinder so of course not great power
- Cabin Noise: Loud inside
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