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Used 2012 Fiat 500 for Sale

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About the 2012 Fiat 500

Safety Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's independent crash tests help you make informed decisions about vehicle safety. NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings give consumers insights into how vehicles perform in crash tests, with more stars equaling higher safety ratings. Here are the ratings for the 2012 Fiat 500. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit to look up a specific vehicle.

NHTSA Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.
Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side
Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.
Rear Passenger
Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Crash Ratings: Test data is combined to indicate overall safety by passenger location.
Front Seat
Back Seat
Rollover Resistance Test: A single vehicle moving at 55 mph loses control on a curve, leaves the road, and rolls over.
Rollover Rating
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk of Rollover

Reviews for 2012 Fiat 500

Overall Rating

4.4 out of 5 (36 reviews)

Terrible buying experience

This car has been a nightmare from the very first month. It has been in the shop 11 times this year. I have had to fight with the dealership constantly to get them to cover all of the various repairs even though my car was still under factory warranty AND I had purchased an extended warranty. CarMax doesn't even service Fiats, so it was a complete waste for me to buy the extended warranty from them - which I only did because the salesman told me that they would waive the deductible if I brought the car to them for service.


  • Fuel Economy: Economical
  • Ride and Handling: It is responsive and smooth
  • Visibility: No blind spots


  • Cost to Maintain: It is CONSTANTLY in the shop!
  • Safety: It ranks very low on the safest cars list.

- Sheila Cichra, 2012 Fiat 500

Cool Car - People Wave at Ya!

It's a fun little car, with amazing space when you fold the back seat - I've hauled 800 lbs of dirt & rocks, no problem -AND- I had a really good CarMax experience! I walked in with a broken down truck & drove away in a cool little Fiat - in less than an hour, at a price that was fair. And now a couple months later, I'm still happy.


  • Fuel Economy: double my old truck's mileage
  • Interior Space: fold down back seats & you can haul a lot of stuff!
  • Weather Versatility: no slips & slides on rainy days


  • Visibility: big blind spots - need to adjust your mirrors in unusual ways
  • Technology and Entertainment: my new iPOD doesn't work w/stereo (my classic does)

- Kurt Kessler, 2012 Fiat 500

The overall power is sad but it's fun to drive.

Fuel efficient car for the daily commute. I've done a few long trips with it but it's not really a touring all. If you get one with hub caps take them off. They are expensive to replace and pop off easily on bad roads.


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- Tony Taylor, 2012 Fiat 500

This price does not include tax, title, and tags. Additional fees may also apply depending on the state of purchase.